Saturday, September 3, 2016
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The Fresno State Bulldogs take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 28.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 62. Last season the Bulldogs were 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 9-3-0. The Cornhuskers had an over/under record of 8-5-0 and they were 7-6-0 against the spread.
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Fresno State scored 22.3 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 107th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 16.8 passes on 33.6 attempts for a 50.1 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 178.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 107th in college football. The Bulldogs ran for an average of 136.8 yards per game on 35.3 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranked them 105th in the nation. They also ran 68.8 plays per contest and averaged 4.6 yards per play for an average of 315.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 122nd overall last season. The Bulldogs averaged 17.3 first downs per game which ranked them 114th in the country. They accumulated 39.3 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranked 118th in the nation.
Fresno State allowed 211.5 passing yards per game, ranking 50th in D-1, and they allowed 38.1 points per contest on defense, which ranked 119th. They gave up 17.2 completions on 27.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.2. The Bulldogs allowed 234.7 rushing yards per game on 46.9 carries for a 5 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 117th in the country. Fresno State allowed 446.2 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 102nd in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.7 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 5.6 penalties for 52.2 yards per game, ranking them 50th among D-1 teams.
Nebraska averaged 32.8 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 44th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 19.7 passes per game on 35.2 attempts for a 55.9 percent completion percentage. They threw for 266.9 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 33rd in Division 1. The Cornhuskers ran for an average of 180 yards per game on 38.2 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 53rd on the ground. They also ran 73.4 plays per game and averaged 6.1 yards per play for a total of 446.9 yards per game, ranking them 34th in the country on offense. The Cornhuskers got an average of 22.8 first downs per game, which ranked 33rd in the nation. They averaged 63.8 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 30th in college football.
Nebraska allowed an average of 290.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 122nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 27.8 points per contest, which had them ranked 75th in the nation. They gave up 22.5 completions on 38.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.8 per game. The Cornhuskers allowed 109.8 rushing yards per contest on 29.2 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 9th in the country. Nebraska allowed 400.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranked 66th in D-1. They forced 1.2 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 57.8 yards in each contest, ranking 82nd in the nation.
Kilton Anderson finished his last game of last season with 182 yards through the air for Fresno State. He completed 19 passes out of 33 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Marteze Waller, who finished with 112 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jamire Jordan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 52 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Fresno State got a total of 20 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 8 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 78 total plays for 398 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 216 yards on 45 attempts.
Tommy Armstrong finished his last game of last season with 174 yards through the air for Nebraska. He completed 12 passes out of 19 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Cornhuskers were led in rushing by Devine Ozigbo, who finished with 87 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jordan Westerkamp was the team leader in receiving with a total of 44 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Nebraska got a total of 31 first downs by way of 17 rushing, 10 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 81 total plays for 500 yards for the game. The Cornhuskers ran for 326 yards on 62 attempts.
Fresno State Betting Trends
Fresno State were 9-3-0 against the over/under last season
Fresno State had an ATS record of 4-8-0 last season
Nebraska Betting Trends
Nebraska were 8-5-0 against the over/under last season
Nebraska had an ATS record of 7-6-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
08/25/16 WR Brandon Reilly Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Fresno State
08/25/16 S Nate Gerry Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Fresno State
08/19/16 OL Corey Whitaker Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 OL Jerald Foster Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Fresno State
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