Saturday, September 17, 2016
Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium
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The Florida Atlantic Owls take on the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. The opening line for this game has Kansas State as 21.5 point favorites. This season the Owls are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Jason Driskel finished with 287 yards through the air for Florida Atlantic last week. He completed 23 passes out of 31 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Greg Howell, who finished with 128 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Tavaris Harrison was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 43 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida Atlantic got a total of 19 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 9 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 76 total plays for 457 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 170 yards on 45 attempts.
Jesse Ertz finished with 207 yards through the air for Kansas State last week. He completed 16 passes out of 34 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Charles Jones, who finished with 43 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Dominique Heath was the team leader in receiving with a total of 65 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Kansas State got a total of 18 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 11 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 335 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 92 yards on 32 attempts.
Florida Atlantic scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 95th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.5 passes on 34 attempts for a 60.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 227 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 66th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 108.5 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 2.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 109th in the nation. They also run 73.5 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 335.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 104th overall this season. The Owls average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 110th in the country. They accumulate 45 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 95th in the nation.
Florida Atlantic allows 289 passing yards per game, ranking 106th in D-1, and they allow 34 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 27 completions on 41.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.1. The Owls allow 211 rushing yards per game on 36.5 carries for an average of 5.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 104th in the country. Florida Atlantic allows 500 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 114th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 70 yards per game, ranking them 99th among D-1 teams.
Kansas State averages 13 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 125th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 46.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 243 yards through the air per game, ranking them 57th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 92 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 2.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 118th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for a total of 335 yards per game, ranking them 105th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 103rd in the nation. They average 44 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 97th in college football.
Kansas State allows an average of 167 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 32nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 75th in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 19 attempts for a completion percentage of 78.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 105 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 35th in the country. Kansas State allows 272 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 26th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 26 yards in each contest, ranking 4th in the nation.
Florida Atlantic Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Kansas State Betting Trends
Kansas State is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Kansas State has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 TE Dustin Bowens Chest out indefinitely
08/29/16 LB Jake Stewart Knee out indefinitely
08/28/16 OL Reggie Bain Undisclosed out for season
08/09/16 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Kansas State
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