Saturday, September 24, 2016
Raymond James Stadium
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The Florida State Seminoles take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Raymond James Stadium. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Seminoles are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread.
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Deondre Francois finished with 101 yards through the air for Florida State last week. He completed 7 passes out of 18 attempts for a 39% completion percentage. The Seminoles were led in rushing by Jacques Patrick, who finished with 79 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Travis Rudolph was the team leader in receiving with a total of 40 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida State got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 284 yards for the game. The Seminoles ran for 171 yards on 43 attempts.
Quinton Flowers finished with 183 yards passing for South Florida last week. He went 12 for 24, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Bulls were led on the ground by Marlon Mack, who finished with 115 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 13 yards per rush. Rodney Adams led the team in receiving with 67 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. South Florida had 20 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 454 yards for the contest. The Bulls ran for 239 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Florida State scores 39 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 37th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.3 passes on 37 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 267 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 35th in college football. The Seminoles run for an average of 167 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 74th in the nation. They also run 77 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 434 yards per game, ranking their offense 56th overall this season. The Seminoles average 26 first downs per game which ranks them 23rd in the country. They accumulate 90.3 penalty yards per game via 9.7 penalties, which ranks 9th in the nation.
Florida State allows 223.7 passing yards per game, ranking 68th in D-1, and they allow 35 points per contest on defense, which ranks 107th. They give up 13.7 completions on 26.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.9. The Seminoles allow 177.7 rushing yards per game on 36.7 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 93rd in the country. Florida State allows 401.3 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 80th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 60.3 yards per game, ranking them 73rd among D-1 teams.
South Florida averages 49.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 7th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.3 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 55.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 270 yards through the air per game, ranking them 34th in Division 1. The Bulls run for an average of 248.7 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 19th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 7.1 yards per play for a total of 518.7 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the country on offense. The Bulls get an average of 26 first downs per game, which ranks 21st in the nation. They average 56.3 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 69th in college football.
South Florida allows an average of 225.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 70th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19 points per contest, which has them ranked 38th in the nation. They give up 23.3 completions on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6 per game. The Bulls allow 161 rushing yards per contest on 48.3 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 82nd in the country. South Florida allows 386.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.3 yards per play, which ranks 70th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 60.3 yards in each contest, ranking 72nd in the nation.
Florida State Betting Trends
Florida State is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Florida State has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 3-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 DT Adam Torres Foot "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/18/16 DT Darvin Taylor II Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/18/16 OL Derrick Kelly Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/18/16 WR Ja'Vonn Harrison Migraine "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/14/16 DB Derwin James Knee expected to miss 5-7 weeks
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
09/18/16 DT Bruce Hector Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
09/18/16 OL Glen Bethel Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
09/18/16 S Khalid McGee Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
09/18/16 DE Mike Love Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
09/10/16 S Malik Dixon Shoulder out for season
08/29/16 QB Asiantii Woulard Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida
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