Saturday, September 3, 2016
Kenan Memorial Stadium
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The Georgia Bulldogs take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Georgia as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 56. Last season the Bulldogs were 6-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 3-10-0. The Tar Heels had an over/under record of 8-6-0 and they were 8-6-0 against the spread.
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Georgia scored 26.3 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 15.3 passes on 25.2 attempts for a 60.9 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 185.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 104th in college football. The Bulldogs ran for an average of 190.4 yards per game on 37.2 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry. That ranked them 40th in the nation. They also ran 62.4 plays per contest and averaged 6 yards per play for an average of 375.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 83rd overall last season. The Bulldogs averaged 18.5 first downs per game which ranked them 102nd in the country. They accumulated 45.5 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranked 101st in the nation.
Georgia allowed 156.5 passing yards per game, ranking 1st in D-1, and they allowed 16.9 points per contest on defense, which ranked 8th. They gave up 13.7 completions on 26.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.7. The Bulldogs allowed 149 rushing yards per game on 37.5 carries for a 4 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 41st in the country. Georgia allowed 305.5 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 7th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.7 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 4.8 penalties for 34 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among D-1 teams.
North Carolina averaged 40.7 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 9th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 18.6 passes per game on 29.1 attempts for a 63.7 percent completion percentage. They threw for 262.2 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 34th in Division 1. The Tar Heels ran for an average of 224.7 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 6 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 18th on the ground. They also ran 66.8 plays per game and averaged 7.3 yards per play for a total of 486.9 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the country on offense. The Tar Heels got an average of 23.9 first downs per game, which ranked 19th in the nation. They averaged 46.4 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 94th in college football.
North Carolina allowed an average of 188.1 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 18th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 24.5 points per contest, which had them ranked 42nd in the nation. They gave up 16.9 completions on 31.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5 per game. The Tar Heels allowed 247.8 rushing yards per contest on 48.2 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 122nd in the country. North Carolina allowed 435.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranked 96th in D-1. They forced 1.8 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 63.1 yards in each contest, ranking 106th in the nation.
Greyson Lambert finished his last game of last season with 115 yards through the air for Georgia. He completed 10 passes out of 20 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Sony Michel, who finished with 85 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Malcolm Mitchell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 114 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia got a total of 17 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 64 total plays for 327 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 166 yards on 41 attempts.
Marquise Williams finished his last game of last season with 243 yards through the air for North Carolina. He completed 22 passes out of 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Tar Heels were led in rushing by Elijah Hood, who finished with 118 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Quinshad Davis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 60 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. North Carolina got a total of 28 first downs by way of 10 rushing, 15 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 72 total plays for 487 yards for the game. The Tar Heels ran for 244 yards on 36 attempts.
Georgia Betting Trends
Georgia were 3-10-0 against the over/under last season
Georgia had an ATS record of 6-7-0 last season
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina were 8-6-0 against the over/under last season
North Carolina had an ATS record of 8-6-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Georgia
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