Saturday, December 3, 2016
Camping World Stadium
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The Clemson Tigers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Camping World Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 8.5 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 6-6-0 against the spread.
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Deshaun Watson finished with 347 yards through the air for Clemson last week. He completed 26 passes out of 32 attempts for a 81% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 102 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Mike Williams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 100 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Clemson got a total of 39 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 20 came through the air. They ran 89 total plays for 612 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 240 yards on 54 attempts.
Jerod Evans finished with 253 yards passing for Virginia Tech last week. He went 16 for 27, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Hokies were led on the ground by Sam Rogers, who finished with 105 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Cam Phillips led the team in receiving with 87 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Virginia Tech had 29 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 579 yards for the contest. The Hokies ran for 289 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Clemson scores 40 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 28.2 passes on 41.7 attempts for a 67.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 336.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 172.7 yards per game on 38.3 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 70th in the nation. They also run 79.9 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 509 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Tigers average 26.6 first downs per game which ranks them 5th in the country. They accumulate 58.8 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 44th in the nation.
Clemson allows 180.2 passing yards per game, ranking 12th in D-1, and they allow 17 points per contest on defense, which ranks 9th. They give up 16.4 completions on 31.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.8. The Tigers allow 127.8 rushing yards per game on 36.1 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 24th in the country. Clemson allows 307.9 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 8th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.8 penalties for 64.1 yards per game, ranking them 110th among D-1 teams.
Virginia Tech averages 35 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 35th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.7 passes per game on 31.6 attempts for a 62.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 261.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 39th in Division 1. The Hokies run for an average of 191.8 yards per game on 46.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 50th on the ground. They also run 78.2 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 453.4 yards per game, ranking them 38th in the country on offense. The Hokies get an average of 23.8 first downs per game, which ranks 28th in the nation. They average 43.5 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, ranking them 105th in college football.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 186.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 17th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th in the nation. They give up 14.6 completions on 30.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.8 per game. The Hokies allow 145.8 rushing yards per contest on 37.4 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 39th in the country. Virginia Tech allows 332.2 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 18th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 57.5 yards in each contest, ranking 88th in the nation.
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 6-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/28/16 OL John Simpson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/28/16 DE Richard Yeargin Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/27/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/27/16 T Jake Fruhmorgen Personal "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/17/16 DT Scott Pagano Foot out for regular season
10/13/16 WR Adrien Dunn ACL out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
11/27/16 DB Greg Stroman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/27/16 DE Jimmie Taylor Hand "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/21/16 RB Marshawn Williams Knee out for season
11/19/16 OL Demetri Moore Ankle out indefinitely
09/17/16 RB Deshawn McClease Lower Body out for season
09/12/16 LB Trent Young Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +8.5
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