Saturday, October 15, 2016
Raymond James Stadium
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The Connecticut Huskies take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 17 point favorites. This season the Huskies are 1-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 5-1-0 against the spread.
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Bryant Shirreffs finished with 224 yards through the air for Connecticut last week. He completed 18 passes out of 33 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Arkeel Newsome, who finished with 116 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Noel Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Connecticut got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 412 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 188 yards on 41 attempts.
Quinton Flowers finished with 250 yards passing for South Florida last week. He went 21 for 29, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Bulls were led on the ground by Marlon Mack, who finished with 152 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Rodney Adams led the team in receiving with 113 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. South Florida had 23 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 556 yards for the contest. The Bulls ran for 306 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Connecticut scores 19.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 117th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.2 passes on 31.5 attempts for a 60.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 226.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 71st in college football. The Huskies run for an average of 134.5 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 108th in the nation. They also run 71 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 360.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 105th overall this season. The Huskies average 19.5 first downs per game which ranks them 96th in the country. They accumulate 30.5 penalty yards per game via 3.5 penalties, which ranks 125th in the nation.
Connecticut allows 298 passing yards per game, ranking 122nd in D-1, and they allow 23.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 44th. They give up 23.8 completions on 38.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.4. The Huskies allow 98.8 rushing yards per game on 29.5 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the country. Connecticut allows 396.8 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 62nd in terms of yards per game. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.5 penalties for 44.8 yards per game, ranking them 26th among D-1 teams.
South Florida averages 44.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 8th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.7 passes per game on 28.2 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 241.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 58th in Division 1. The Bulls run for an average of 261.3 yards per game on 42.8 attempts for an average of 6.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 12th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 7.1 yards per play for a total of 502.7 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the country on offense. The Bulls get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. They average 59.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 48th in college football.
South Florida allows an average of 236 passing yards per game, which ranks 75th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 56th in the nation. They give up 22.8 completions on 40.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.6 per game. The Bulls allow 209.8 rushing yards per contest on 46.3 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 103rd in the country. South Florida allows 445.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 100th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 48.3 yards in each contest, ranking 39th in the nation.
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 1-4-1 this season
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/16 C Daniel Oak Undisclosed out for season
08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
10/09/16 LB Danny Thomas Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/09/16 S Devin Abraham Thumb "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/09/16 TE Elkanah Dillon Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/09/16 DE Mike Love Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/08/16 OL Glen Bethel Eligibility out indefinitely
10/03/16 G Billy Atterbury Leg out indefinitely
09/26/16 RB Darius Tice Ankle out indefinitely
09/10/16 S Malik Dixon Shoulder out for season
08/29/16 QB Asiantii Woulard Personal quit the team
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida
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