East Carolina at South Florida Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/4/2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Raymond James Stadium
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The East Carolina Pirates take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium. This season the Pirates are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
Philip Nelson finished with 278 yards through the air for East Carolina last week. He completed 23 passes out of 41 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by Philip Nelson, who finished with 31 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jimmy Williams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 145 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game East Carolina got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 21 came through the air. They ran 100 total plays for 518 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 48 yards on 32 attempts.
Quinton Flowers finished with 196 yards passing for South Florida last week. He went 16 for 26, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Bulls were led on the ground by Marlon Mack, who finished with 118 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Rodney Adams led the team in receiving with 66 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. South Florida had 25 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 454 yards for the contest. The Bulls ran for 226 yards on 48 carries as a team.
East Carolina scores 29.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 66th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 31.6 passes on 47.2 attempts for a 66.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 388.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 4th in college football. The Pirates run for an average of 134.2 yards per game on 34.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 104th in the nation. They also run 81.4 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 522.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Pirates average 26 first downs per game which ranks them 14th in the country. They accumulate 38.8 penalty yards per game via 4.4 penalties, which ranks 119th in the nation.
East Carolina allows 220 passing yards per game, ranking 55th in D-1, and they allow 31.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 95th. They give up 15.2 completions on 27.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.7. The Pirates allow 172.2 rushing yards per game on 36.6 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 81st in the country. East Carolina allows 392.2 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 65th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 54 yards per game, ranking them 61st among D-1 teams.
South Florida averages 45.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 6th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.8 passes per game on 28 attempts for a 56.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 239.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 64th in Division 1. The Bulls run for an average of 252.4 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 14th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 6.9 yards per play for a total of 492 yards per game, ranking them 26th in the country on offense. The Bulls get an average of 23.6 first downs per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They average 51.6 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 77th in college football.
South Florida allows an average of 221.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 58th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 61st in the nation. They give up 20.8 completions on 37.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.9 per game. The Bulls allow 218.2 rushing yards per contest on 48.6 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 106th in the country. South Florida allows 439.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 95th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 54.2 yards in each contest, ranking 62nd in the nation.
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 DB Corey Seargent Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
10/02/16 OL D'ante Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
10/02/16 P Davis Plowman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
10/02/16 DL Demetri McGill Leg "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/27/16 LB Joe Allely Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 OL Jared Huneycutt Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/20/16 WR Davon Grayson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 WR Trevon Brown Academics out for season
08/27/16 DL Darious Commissiong Legal problems out for season
10/02/16 DT Bruce Hector Ankle "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/02/16 LB Danny Thomas Ankle "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/02/16 OL Glen Bethel Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/02/16 S Khalid McGee Ankle "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/02/16 DE Mike Love Concussion "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
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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