Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Florida State Seminoles take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Carrier Dome. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 20 point favorites. This season the Seminoles are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
Deondre Francois finished with 330 yards through the air for Florida State last week. He completed 22 passes out of 39 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Seminoles were led in rushing by Dalvin Cook, who finished with 65 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Nyqwan Murray was the team leader in receiving with a total of 153 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida State got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 393 yards for the game. The Seminoles ran for 63 yards on 24 attempts.
Austin Wilson finished with 116 yards passing for Syracuse last week. He went 17 for 27, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Orange were led on the ground by Moe Neal, who finished with 64 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Amba Etta led the team in receiving with 84 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Syracuse had 15 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 277 yards for the contest. The Orange ran for 105 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Florida State scores 34.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 39th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.1 passes on 33.7 attempts for a 59.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 275.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 30th in college football. The Seminoles run for an average of 189.8 yards per game on 39.8 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 49th in the nation. They also run 73.5 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 465.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 35th overall this season. The Seminoles average 25.5 first downs per game which ranks them 14th in the country. They accumulate 76.3 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, which ranks 4th in the nation.
Florida State allows 236.6 passing yards per game, ranking 75th in D-1, and they allow 26.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 56th. They give up 16.8 completions on 29.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.1. The Seminoles allow 148 rushing yards per game on 35.7 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 44th in the country. Florida State allows 384.6 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 47th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 61 yards per game, ranking them 97th among D-1 teams.
Syracuse averages 23.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 107th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 27.3 passes per game on 42.4 attempts for a 64.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 321.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 12th in Division 1. The Orange run for an average of 117.1 yards per game on 36.7 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 118th on the ground. They also run 79.1 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 439 yards per game, ranking them 47th in the country on offense. The Orange get an average of 21.7 first downs per game, which ranks 57th in the nation. They average 60.2 penalty yards per game via 7.9 penalties, ranking them 41st in college football.
Syracuse allows an average of 273.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 115th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 106th in the nation. They give up 18.7 completions on 32.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.9 per game. The Orange allow 197.8 rushing yards per contest on 41.2 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 87th in the country. Syracuse allows 471.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 116th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 46.5 yards in each contest, ranking 34th in the nation.
Florida State Betting Trends
Florida State is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Florida State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 2-8-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 DE Jalen Wilkerson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/13/16 LB Josh Brown Foot "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/13/16 DB Marcus Lewis Hip "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/10/16 RB Johnathan Vickers Concussion out indefinitely
11/07/16 WR Jesus Wilson Foot out for season
11/04/16 DT Adam Torres Foot out for season
11/04/16 OL Landon Dickerson Knee out for season
10/12/16 DB Nate Andrews Pectoral out for season
09/28/16 WR Ja'Vonn Harrison Suspension out indefinitely
09/21/16 QB Malik Henry Suspension Served likely to redshirt
09/14/16 DB Derwin James Knee out for season
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
11/13/16 WR Devin Butler Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
11/13/16 QB Eric Dungey Head doubtful Saturday vs. Florida State
10/21/16 C Jason Emerich Shoulder out for season
10/21/16 OG Omari Palmer Leg out for season
10/21/16 TE Trey Dunkelberger Personal expected to transfer
09/17/16 CB Antwan Cordy Forearm out for season
09/17/16 CB Juwan Dowels Knee out for season
09/16/16 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/16/16 CB Wayne Morgan Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 TE PJ Batten Personal has left team
08/29/16 OL Taylor Hindy Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse +20
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