Saturday, November 5, 2016
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 9.5 point favorites. This season the Yellow Jackets are 3-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-2-1. The Tar Heels have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread.
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Justin Thomas finished with 264 yards through the air for Georgia Tech last week. He completed 10 passes out of 14 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led in rushing by Justin Thomas, who finished with 195 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Clinton Lynch was the team leader in receiving with a total of 91 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 30 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Tech got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 605 yards for the game. The Yellow Jackets ran for 341 yards on 47 attempts.
Mitch Trubisky finished with 310 yards passing for North Carolina last week. He went 24 for 31, resulting in a 77% completion percentage. The Tar Heels were led on the ground by Elijah Hood, who finished with 107 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Johnathan Howard led the team in receiving with 109 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. North Carolina had 25 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 488 yards for the contest. The Tar Heels ran for 178 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Georgia Tech scores 28.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 74th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 7.5 passes on 13.8 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 138.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 123rd in college football. The Yellow Jackets run for an average of 247.6 yards per game on 46.3 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 18th in the nation. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 386.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 84th overall this season. The Yellow Jackets average 18.6 first downs per game which ranks them 110th in the country. They accumulate 33.9 penalty yards per game via 3.8 penalties, which ranks 122nd in the nation.
Georgia Tech allows 222.4 passing yards per game, ranking 58th in D-1, and they allow 23.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 38th. They give up 19.4 completions on 30.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.5. The Yellow Jackets allow 154.3 rushing yards per game on 35.6 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 56th in the country. Georgia Tech allows 376.6 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 40th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 43.6 yards per game, ranking them 22nd among D-1 teams.
North Carolina averages 32.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 46th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 36.5 attempts for a 71.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 301 yards through the air per game, ranking them 19th in Division 1. The Tar Heels run for an average of 136.6 yards per game on 31.3 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 107th on the ground. They also run 67.8 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 437.6 yards per game, ranking them 45th in the country on offense. The Tar Heels get an average of 21.6 first downs per game, which ranks 60th in the nation. They average 65.8 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, ranking them 23rd in college football.
North Carolina allows an average of 194 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27 points per contest, which has them ranked 62nd in the nation. They give up 16.4 completions on 29.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.7 per game. The Tar Heels allow 202.8 rushing yards per contest on 47.1 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 94th in the country. North Carolina allows 396.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 60th in D-1. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 67.3 yards in each contest, ranking 111th in the nation.
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech is 4-2-1 against the over/under this season
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 3-3-1 this season
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
North Carolina has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 RB Dedrick Mills Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/30/16 LB P.J. Davis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
10/30/16 DE Dajaun Drennon Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
10/30/16 T Jon Heck Head "?" Saturday vs. Georgia Tech
10/21/16 OL Caleb Peterson Back out for season
10/21/16 LB Jonathan Smith Foot out for season
10/17/16 WR Mack Hollins Collarbone out for season
09/22/16 DE Tomon Fox Leg out indefinitely
09/14/16 LB Allen Artis Suspension out indefinitely
09/13/16 OT John Ferranto Pectoral out for season
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina
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