Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 8 point favorites. This season the Yellow Jackets are 1-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-1. The Panthers have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
Justin Thomas finished with 94 yards through the air for Georgia Tech last week. He completed 11 passes out of 19 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Yellow Jackets were led in rushing by Dedrick Mills, who finished with 99 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Brad Stewart was the team leader in receiving with a total of 22 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia Tech got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 17 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 361 yards for the game. The Yellow Jackets ran for 267 yards on 54 attempts.
Nathan Peterman finished with 280 yards passing for Pittsburgh last week. He went 17 for 23, resulting in a 74% completion percentage. The Panthers were led on the ground by Chawntez Moss, who finished with 97 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Jester Weah led the team in receiving with 176 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. Pittsburgh had 29 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 532 yards for the contest. The Panthers ran for 252 yards on 41 carries as a team.
Georgia Tech scores 23.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 98th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 7.2 passes on 15 attempts for a 48 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 108.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 126th in college football. The Yellow Jackets run for an average of 226.8 yards per game on 46.8 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the nation. They also run 61.8 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 335.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 113th overall this season. The Yellow Jackets average 18.2 first downs per game which ranks them 104th in the country. They accumulate 29.8 penalty yards per game via 2.8 penalties, which ranks 125th in the nation.
Georgia Tech allows 222.8 passing yards per game, ranking 61st in D-1, and they allow 18.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 21st. They give up 20.2 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.2. The Yellow Jackets allow 119.6 rushing yards per game on 31.2 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 33rd in the country. Georgia Tech allows 342.4 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 27th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 49.6 yards per game, ranking them 43rd among D-1 teams.
Pittsburgh averages 37.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 38th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 24 attempts for a 62.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 184.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 104th in Division 1. The Panthers run for an average of 250 yards per game on 48 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 72 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 434.6 yards per game, ranking them 59th in the country on offense. The Panthers get an average of 21.4 first downs per game, which ranks 69th in the nation. They average 53.2 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 72nd in college football.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 336.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 126th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31 points per contest, which has them ranked 91st in the nation. They give up 24.2 completions on 38.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.4 per game. The Panthers allow 69.8 rushing yards per contest on 29.6 carries for a 2.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the country. Pittsburgh allows 406.6 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 72nd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 50.6 yards in each contest, ranking 46th in the nation.
Georgia Tech Betting Trends
Georgia Tech is 1-2-1 against the over/under this season
Georgia Tech has an ATS record of 1-2-1 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 DB Step Durham Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/02/16 OL Trey Klock Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/01/16 DB Damar Hamlin Undisclosed "?"
09/16/16 DE Dewayne Hendrix Foot out indefinitely
09/16/16 WR Dontez Ford Collarbone out indefinitely
09/16/16 LB Elijah Zeise Ankle out for season
08/31/16 WR Chris Wuestner Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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