Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Florida Gators take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Neyland Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 8 point favorites. This season the Gators are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Volunteers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Luke Del Rio finished with 186 yards through the air for Florida last week. He completed 14 passes out of 25 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Gators were led in rushing by Mark Thompson, who finished with 85 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Josh Hammond was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 36 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 471 yards for the game. The Gators ran for 255 yards on 43 attempts.
Joshua Dobbs finished with 203 yards through the air for Tennessee last week. He completed 19 passes out of 27 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led in rushing by Alvin Kamara, who finished with 67 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Josh Malone was the team leader in receiving with a total of 69 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Tennessee got a total of 23 first downs in that game. 13 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 404 yards for the game. The Volunteers ran for 201 yards on 42 attempts.
Florida scores 33.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 58th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.3 passes on 35.3 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 38th in college football. The Gators run for an average of 202 yards per game on 40.7 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 50th in the nation. They also run 76 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 466 yards per game, ranking their offense 40th overall this season. The Gators average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 32nd in the country. They accumulate 84 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, which ranks 16th in the nation.
Florida allows 87.3 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd in D-1, and they allow 4.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 1st. They give up 6 completions on 17.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 34. The Gators allow 42.3 rushing yards per game on 32.3 carries for an average of 1.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the country. Florida allows 129.7 total yards per game including 2.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 1st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 40 yards per game, ranking them 11th among D-1 teams.
Tennessee averages 31 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 70th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 25 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage. They throw for 162 yards through the air per game, ranking them 109th in Division 1. The Volunteers run for an average of 189 yards per game on 43.7 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 56th on the ground. They also run 68.7 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 351 yards per game, ranking them 101st in the country on offense. The Volunteers get an average of 19.3 first downs per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. They average 69.7 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 34th in college football.
Tennessee allows an average of 184 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 35th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 18.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 35th in the nation. They give up 19.3 completions on 32.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8 per game. The Volunteers allow 152.7 rushing yards per contest on 39.3 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 71st in the country. Tennessee allows 336.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 39th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 55.7 yards in each contest, ranking 54th in the nation.
Florida Betting Trends
Florida is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Florida has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 WR Antonio Callaway Quad "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/18/16 WR Chris Thompson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/18/16 DB Jospeh Putu Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/18/16 WR Kalif Jackson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/18/16 QB Luke Del Rio Knee injured last game, expected to miss Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/18/16 WR Tyrie Cleveland Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
09/15/16 LB Jeremiah Moon Thumb out indefinitely
09/15/16 OL Tyler Jordan Eye out indefinitely
09/06/16 WR Dre Massey Knee out for season
08/19/16 DB C.J. McWilliams ACL out for season
08/11/16 OL Antonio Riles Knee out indefinitely
09/18/16 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida
09/18/16 DB Evan Berry Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Florida
09/18/16 DL LaTroy Lewis Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida
08/19/16 OL Chance Hall Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Florida
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