Friday, December 30, 2016
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The Georgia Bulldogs take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday, December 30, 2016 in the Liberty Bowl. The opening line for this game has TCU as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7-0. The Horned Frogs have an over/under record of 5-7-0 and they are 3-9-0 against the spread.
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Jacob Eason finished with 139 yards through the air for Georgia in his last game. He completed 14 passes out of 27 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Sony Michel, who finished with 170 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Terry Godwin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 53 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Georgia got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 402 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 263 yards on 42 attempts.
Foster Sawyer finished with 86 yards passing for TCU in his last contest. He went 12 for 25, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Horned Frogs were led on the ground by Kyle Hicks, who finished with 60 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Deante' Gray led the team in receiving with 59 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 30 yards per reception. TCU had 15 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 280 yards for the contest. The Horned Frogs ran for 142 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Georgia scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 106th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.7 passes on 30.4 attempts for a 54.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 195.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 97th in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 186.5 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also run 71.2 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 382.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 89th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 20.3 first downs per game which ranks them 84th in the country. They accumulate 42.8 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 110th in the nation.
Georgia allows 186.9 passing yards per game, ranking 18th in D-1, and they allow 24.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 40th. They give up 15.2 completions on 25.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.5. The Bulldogs allow 141.1 rushing yards per game on 35.9 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 34th in the country. Georgia allows 328 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 17th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 42.3 yards per game, ranking them 20th among D-1 teams.
TCU averages 31.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 50th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.1 passes per game on 39.6 attempts for a 58.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 278.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 24th in Division 1. The Horned Frogs run for an average of 196.7 yards per game on 37.4 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 47th on the ground. They also run 77 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 475 yards per game, ranking them 23rd in the country on offense. The Horned Frogs get an average of 23.3 first downs per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. They average 65.6 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties, ranking them 17th in college football.
TCU allows an average of 245.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 84th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 64th in the nation. They give up 19.3 completions on 33.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 57 per game. The Horned Frogs allow 182.8 rushing yards per contest on 44.5 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 72nd in the country. TCU allows 427.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 74th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 48.5 yards in each contest, ranking 40th in the nation.
Georgia Betting Trends
Georgia is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
Georgia has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
TCU Betting Trends
TCU is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
TCU has an ATS record of 3-9-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/04/16 WR Jayson Stanley Toe "?" Friday vs. TCU
12/04/16 WR Michael Chigbu Knee "?" Friday vs. TCU
11/12/16 P Marshall Long Knee out for season
09/21/16 OT Bryson Henderson Undisclosed out for season
09/21/16 LB Montrel Wilson Leg out indefinitely
09/21/16 RB Shaun Nixon Undisclosed out for season
Tony's Pick: Take TCU -1.5
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