Thursday, September 22, 2016
Bobby Dodd Stadium
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The Clemson Tigers take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 11 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-3-0. The Yellow Jackets have an over/under record of 0-1-1 and they are 1-0-1 against the spread.
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Deshaun Watson finished with 152 yards through the air for Clemson last week. He completed 12 passes out of 15 attempts for a 80% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Tavien Feaster, who finished with 83 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Ray-Ray McCloud was the team leader in receiving with a total of 60 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Clemson got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 555 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 227 yards on 43 attempts.
Justin Thomas finished with 136 yards through the air for Georgia Tech last week. He completed 6 passes out of 13 attempts for a 46% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led in rushing by Justin Thomas, who finished with 84 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Clinton Lynch was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 44 yards per reception. Georgia Tech got a total of 21 first downs in that game. 14 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 511 yards for the game. The Yellow Jackets ran for 289 yards on 46 attempts.
Clemson scores 36 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 46th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 24.3 passes on 40.7 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 289.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 26th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 166.7 yards per game on 39.7 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 76th in the nation. They also run 80.3 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 456 yards per game, ranking their offense 44th overall this season. The Tigers average 23.3 first downs per game which ranks them 39th in the country. They accumulate 61.7 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, which ranks 57th in the nation.
Clemson allows 158 passing yards per game, ranking 17th in D-1, and they allow 12.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 11th. They give up 16.3 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51. The Tigers allow 92 rushing yards per game on 35.3 carries for an average of 2.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 16th in the country. Clemson allows 250 total yards per game including 3.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 8th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties for 58 yards per game, ranking them 65th among D-1 teams.
Georgia Tech averages 30 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 73rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 7 passes per game on 14 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage. They throw for 140.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 117th in Division 1. The Yellow Jackets run for an average of 257.3 yards per game on 47.3 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 61.3 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 397.7 yards per game, ranking them 78th in the country on offense. The Yellow Jackets get an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranks 92nd in the nation. They average 31 penalty yards per game via 2.7 penalties, ranking them 123rd in college football.
Georgia Tech allows an average of 189.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 40th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 10.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th in the nation. They give up 18.7 completions on 29.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.6 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 115.3 rushing yards per contest on 31.7 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 39th in the country. Georgia Tech allows 305 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 27th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 5.7 penalties for 43 yards in each contest, ranking 22nd in the nation.
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech is 0-1-1 against the over/under this season
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 1-0-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Tech
09/18/16 LB Ben Boulware Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Tech
09/18/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Tech
09/18/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee "?" Thursday vs. Georgia Tech
09/13/16 WR Hunter Renfrow Hand out 4 weeks
08/18/16 DL Austin Bryant Foot out indefinitely
09/18/16 OL Jake Stickler Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Clemson
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson
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