Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Alumni Stadium. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 7 point favorites. This season the Huskies are 2-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 3-6-1 against the spread.
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Donovan Williams finished with 69 yards through the air for Connecticut last week. He completed 12 passes out of 21 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Donovan Williams, who finished with 66 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Noel Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 32 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game Connecticut got a total of 8 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 49 total plays for 160 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 91 yards on 28 attempts.
Patrick Towles finished with 147 yards passing for Boston College last week. He went 13 for 21, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Richard Wilson, who finished with 39 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Charlie Callinan led the team in receiving with 54 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Boston College had 9 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 6 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 207 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 57 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Connecticut scores 16.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 128th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.5 passes on 31.9 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 218.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 84th in college football. The Huskies run for an average of 123 yards per game on 37.7 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 115th in the nation. They also run 69.6 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 341.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 115th overall this season. The Huskies average 18.4 first downs per game which ranks them 112th in the country. They accumulate 29 penalty yards per game via 3.6 penalties, which ranks 125th in the nation.
Connecticut allows 282.7 passing yards per game, ranking 118th in D-1, and they allow 26.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 57th. They give up 24 completions on 37.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.8. The Huskies allow 134.4 rushing yards per game on 34 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the country. Connecticut allows 417.1 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 75th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.5 penalties for 38.9 yards per game, ranking them 5th among D-1 teams.
Boston College averages 18.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 124th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 11.5 passes per game on 23.1 attempts for a 49.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 144.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 120th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 151.4 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 94th on the ground. They also run 65.4 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 295.5 yards per game, ranking them 128th in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 14.8 first downs per game, which ranks 127th in the nation. They average 57.2 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 56th in college football.
Boston College allows an average of 218 passing yards per game, which ranks 52nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 65th in the nation. They give up 16.9 completions on 28.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7 per game. The Eagles allow 113.5 rushing yards per contest on 33.3 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the country. Boston College allows 331.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 16th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 44.4 yards in each contest, ranking 24th in the nation.
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 2-7-1 this season
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 3-6-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/20/16 DL Felton Blackwell Suspension out indefinitely
10/20/16 LB Nazir Williams Suspension out indefinitely
10/19/16 OG Tommy Hopkins Knee out for season
09/27/16 C Daniel Oak Undisclosed out for season
08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
11/06/16 LB Connor Strachan Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Florida State
10/04/16 WR Chris Garrison Tibia out indefinitely
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College -7
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