Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Idaho Vandals take on the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Malone Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Monroe as 3 point favorites. This season the Vandals are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Warhawks have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Matt Linehan finished with 166 yards through the air for Idaho last week. He completed 19 passes out of 34 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Vandals were led in rushing by Aaron Duckworth, who finished with 50 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Buck Cowan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 58 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Idaho got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 255 yards for the game. The Vandals ran for 89 yards on 36 attempts.
Garrett Smith finished with 139 yards passing for Louisiana Monroe last week. He went 19 for 33, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Warhawks were led on the ground by Ben Luckett, who finished with 31 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Xavier Brown led the team in receiving with 41 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Louisiana Monroe had 16 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 251 yards for the contest. The Warhawks ran for 112 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Idaho scores 17.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 123rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.4 passes on 33.2 attempts for a 52.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 188 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 102nd in college football. The Vandals run for an average of 125 yards per game on 35.2 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 111th in the nation. They also run 68.4 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 313 yards per game, ranking their offense 120th overall this season. The Vandals average 17.4 first downs per game which ranks them 112th in the country. They accumulate 63.6 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 40th in the nation.
Idaho allows 275 passing yards per game, ranking 108th in D-1, and they allow 39.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 119th. They give up 23.8 completions on 36.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.7. The Vandals allow 197 rushing yards per game on 37 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 96th in the country. Idaho allows 472 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 109th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 56.8 yards per game, ranking them 74th among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Monroe averages 20.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 111th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 225.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 73rd in Division 1. The Warhawks run for an average of 145.5 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 94th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 371 yards per game, ranking them 91st in the country on offense. The Warhawks get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. They average 52.3 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 74th in college football.
Louisiana Monroe allows an average of 209.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 45th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 40.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 121st in the nation. They give up 15.8 completions on 25.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8 per game. The Warhawks allow 320.5 rushing yards per contest on 57.3 carries for a 5.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 128th in the country. Louisiana Monroe allows 530 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 126th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 55.3 yards in each contest, ranking 68th in the nation.
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Louisiana Monroe Betting Trends
Louisiana Monroe is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Monroe has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
10/01/16 RB Tyler Cain Eligibility out for season
09/07/16 OL Keaton Baggs Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Idaho
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