Saturday, November 5, 2016
Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium
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The East Carolina Pirates take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Pirates are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Golden Hurricane have an over/under record of 6-2-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
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Philip Nelson finished with 253 yards through the air for East Carolina last week. He completed 29 passes out of 41 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Pirates were led in rushing by James Summers, who finished with 84 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Isaiah Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 185 yards and 19 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game East Carolina got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 87 total plays for 430 yards for the game. The Pirates ran for 136 yards on 40 attempts.
Dane Evans finished with 234 yards passing for Tulsa last week. He went 20 for 33, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Golden Hurricane were led on the ground by James Flanders, who finished with 249 yards on 33 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Keevan Lucas led the team in receiving with 91 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Tulsa had 29 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 87 total plays for 596 yards for the contest. The Golden Hurricane ran for 362 yards on 54 carries as a team.
East Carolina scores 28.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 71st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 31.9 passes on 48 attempts for a 66.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 355.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 6th in college football. The Pirates run for an average of 147.6 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 96th in the nation. They also run 84.3 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 503.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Pirates average 26 first downs per game which ranks them 10th in the country. They accumulate 35.3 penalty yards per game via 4.1 penalties, which ranks 121st in the nation.
East Carolina allows 238 passing yards per game, ranking 78th in D-1, and they allow 28.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 74th. They give up 17.3 completions on 30.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.8. The Pirates allow 178 rushing yards per game on 36.4 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 76th in the country. East Carolina allows 416 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 72nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 60.9 yards per game, ranking them 94th among D-1 teams.
Tulsa averages 42.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 12th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.1 passes per game on 34.9 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 255.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 45th in Division 1. The Golden Hurricane run for an average of 243.3 yards per game on 51 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 19th on the ground. They also run 85.9 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 499.1 yards per game, ranking them 15th in the country on offense. The Golden Hurricane get an average of 27.9 first downs per game, which ranks 4th in the nation. They average 59.4 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 46th in college football.
Tulsa allows an average of 225 passing yards per game, which ranks 64th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 95th in the nation. They give up 18.1 completions on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.2 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 197 rushing yards per contest on 42.9 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 88th in the country. Tulsa allows 422 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 79th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 8.3 penalties for 76.6 yards in each contest, ranking 124th in the nation.
East Carolina Betting Trends
East Carolina is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
East Carolina has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 6-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 CB Corey Seargent Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/30/16 OL D'ante Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/30/16 Backup RB Derrell Scott Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/30/16 OL Kyle Erickson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
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
10/30/16 RB D'Angelo Brewer Ankle "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/30/16 S Jeremy Brady Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
10/13/16 RB Raymond Taylor Ribs out indefinitely
08/27/16 DE Jake Hanks Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Tulsa
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