Saturday, November 26, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The East Carolina Pirates take on the Temple Owls on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Temple as 16 point favorites. This season the Pirates are 3-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 10-1-0 against the spread.
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Gardner Minshew finished with 238 yards through the air for East Carolina last week. He completed 16 passes out of 25 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by James Summers, who finished with 134 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Isaiah Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 212 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game East Carolina got a total of 12 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 50 total plays for 414 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 176 yards on 25 attempts.
P.J. Walker finished with 337 yards passing for Temple last week. He went 18 for 33, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Owls were led on the ground by Jahad Thomas, who finished with 57 yards on 22 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Ventell Bryant led the team in receiving with 168 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Temple had 26 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 533 yards for the contest. The Owls ran for 196 yards on 48 carries as a team.
East Carolina scores 28.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 66th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 30.7 passes on 47.3 attempts for a 65 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 348.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in college football. The Pirates run for an average of 140.8 yards per game on 34.2 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 105th in the nation. They also run 81.5 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 489.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 22nd overall this season. The Pirates average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 17th in the country. They accumulate 44.4 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 105th in the nation.
East Carolina allows 229.8 passing yards per game, ranking 69th in D-1, and they allow 36 points per contest on defense, which ranks 111th. They give up 16.5 completions on 28.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.2. The Pirates allow 226.2 rushing yards per game on 41.7 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 109th in the country. East Carolina allows 456 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 108th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 61.2 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
Temple averages 32.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 47th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 28.1 attempts for a 57 percent completion percentage. They throw for 233.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 185.8 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 57th on the ground. They also run 69.5 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 419.5 yards per game, ranking them 59th in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 21.5 first downs per game, which ranks 59th in the nation. They average 49 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, ranking them 86th in college football.
Temple allows an average of 142.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 2nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 14th in the nation. They give up 12.6 completions on 24 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.7 per game. The Owls allow 135.8 rushing yards per contest on 35.9 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 35th in the country. Temple allows 278.2 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 3rd in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 51.2 yards in each contest, ranking 56th in the nation.
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 3-8-0 this season
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 10-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 RB Anthony Scott Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/20/16 PK Caleb Pratt Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/20/16 Backup RB Derrell Scott Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/08/16 LB Kendall Futrell Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/06/16 DB Nhyre Quinerly Legal problems has been dismissed
09/27/16 OL Jared Huneycutt Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 LB Joe Allely 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
11/20/16 DL Haason Reddick Foot "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/11/16 PK Austin Jones Knee out for season
10/05/16 DL Jullian Taylor Knee out for season
10/03/16 DL Sharif Finch Knee out for season
09/13/16 CB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Temple -16
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