Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Florida Atlantic Owls take on the Rice Owls on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Rice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Rice as 2 point favorites. This season the Owls are 1-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 3-4-1 against the spread.
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Jason Driskel finished with 52 yards through the air for Florida Atlantic last week. He completed 10 passes out of 24 attempts for a 42% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Devin Singletary, who finished with 37 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Kalib Woods was the team leader in receiving with a total of 19 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida Atlantic got a total of 12 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 202 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 125 yards on 33 attempts.
Tyler Stehling finished with 98 yards passing for Rice last week. He went 11 for 20, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Owls were led on the ground by Austin Walter, who finished with 74 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. James Mayden led the team in receiving with 61 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Rice had 18 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 305 yards for the contest. The Owls ran for 153 yards on 43 carries as a team.
Florida Atlantic scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 121st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.3 passes on 31.3 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 182.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 105th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 154.5 yards per game on 38.4 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 90th in the nation. They also run 69.6 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 337.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 119th overall this season. The Owls average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 116th in the country. They accumulate 42.3 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 113th in the nation.
Florida Atlantic allows 268 passing yards per game, ranking 108th in D-1, and they allow 37.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 118th. They give up 20.4 completions on 31.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.9. The Owls allow 230.9 rushing yards per game on 44 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 113th in the country. Florida Atlantic allows 498.9 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 120th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 54.8 yards per game, ranking them 69th among D-1 teams.
Rice averages 24.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 93rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.5 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 204.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 90th in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 166.6 yards per game on 39.1 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 76th on the ground. They also run 70.4 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 371.1 yards per game, ranking them 101st in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 20.1 first downs per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. They average 49.5 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, ranking them 85th in college football.
Rice allows an average of 337 passing yards per game, which ranks 127th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 40 points per contest, which has them ranked 121st in the nation. They give up 19.3 completions on 29.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.1 per game. The Owls allow 209.1 rushing yards per contest on 42.1 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 99th in the country. Rice allows 546.1 total yards per game for an average of 7.7 yards per play, which ranks 128th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7.5 penalties for 65.8 yards in each contest, ranking 106th in the nation.
Florida Atlantic Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 1-7-0 this season
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Rice has an ATS record of 3-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 OG Jakobi Smith Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/30/16 OL Kelly Parfitt Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/27/16 OL Bryan Beck Knee out for season
09/27/16 OL Tarrick Thomas Knee out for season
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
09/07/16 OL Connor Patterson Leg out for season
08/30/16 CB Justin Bickham Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic
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