Saturday, September 17, 2016
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Florida State Seminoles take on the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Seminoles are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Deondre Francois finished with 262 yards through the air for Florida State last week. He completed 25 passes out of 32 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Seminoles were led in rushing by Dalvin Cook, who finished with 83 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Travis Rudolph was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida State got a total of 26 first downs by way of 13 rushing, 11 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 71 total plays for 438 yards for the game. The Seminoles ran for 169 yards on 36 attempts.
Lamar Jackson finished with 411 yards through the air for Louisville last week. He completed 20 passes out of 39 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 199 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Jamari Staples was the team leader in receiving with a total of 136 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Louisville got a total of 30 first downs by way of 13 rushing, 16 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 81 total plays for 845 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 414 yards on 41 attempts.
Florida State scores 48.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 14th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 29.5 passes on 43.5 attempts for a 67.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 344 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 15th in college football. The Seminoles run for an average of 165 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 78th in the nation. They also run 82 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 509 yards per game, ranking their offense 27th overall this season. The Seminoles average 29 first downs per game which ranks them 13th in the country. They accumulate 93.5 penalty yards per game via 10.5 penalties, which ranks 9th in the nation.
Florida State allows 227.5 passing yards per game, ranking 76th in D-1, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 53rd. They give up 14 completions on 29.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 47.5. The Seminoles allow 109.5 rushing yards per game on 32 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 40th in the country. Florida State allows 337 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 57th in terms of yards per game. They force 3.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 62.5 yards per game, ranking them 79th among D-1 teams.
Louisville averages 66 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.5 passes per game on 37.5 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 411 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th in Division 1. The Cardinals run for an average of 343 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 3rd on the ground. They also run 75.5 plays per game and average 10 yards per play for a total of 754 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the country on offense. The Cardinals get an average of 34 first downs per game, which ranks 1st in the nation. They average 74.5 penalty yards per game via 9.5 penalties, ranking them 24th in college football.
Louisville allows an average of 226.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 73rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 54th in the nation. They give up 22.5 completions on 42.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9 per game. The Cardinals allow 84.5 rushing yards per contest on 35.5 carries for a 2.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 23rd in the country. Louisville allows 311 total yards per game for an average of 4 yards per play, which ranks 39th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 10.5 penalties for 86.5 yards in each contest, ranking 122nd in the nation.
Florida State Betting Trends
Florida State is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Florida State has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 DB Derwin James Knee out indefinitely
09/11/16 DT Adam Torres Foot "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/11/16 DT Darvin Taylor II Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/11/16 FB Freddie Stevenson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/11/16 OG Kareem Are Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/11/16 DB Nate Andrews Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/11/16 Backup QB Sean Maguire Foot "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/09/16 WR George Campbell Groin out for season
09/09/16 LB Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane Academics out for season
09/04/16 DT Keith Bryant Foot out for season
09/02/16 OL Corey Martinez Knee out indefinitely
08/29/16 QB Malik Henry Suspension out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Ja'Quay Savage Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville
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