Saturday, September 24, 2016
Sam Boyd Stadium
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The Idaho Vandals take on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The opening line for this game has UNLV as 13 point favorites. This season the Vandals are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Runnin' Rebels have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
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Matt Linehan finished with 172 yards through the air for Idaho last week. He completed 19 passes out of 33 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Vandals were led in rushing by Aaron Duckworth, who finished with 43 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Deon Watson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 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 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 257 yards for the game. The Vandals ran for 78 yards on 31 attempts.
Johnny Stanton finished with 131 yards through the air for UNLV last week. He completed 15 passes out of 41 attempts for a 37% completion percentage. The Runnin' Rebels were led in rushing by Lexington Thomas, who finished with 113 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Mekhi Stevenson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 48 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. UNLV got a total of 15 first downs in that game. 8 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 313 yards for the game. The Runnin' Rebels ran for 182 yards on 38 attempts.
Idaho scores 13.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 126th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17 passes on 32.3 attempts for a 52.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 175 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 104th in college football. The Vandals run for an average of 135.7 yards per game on 34.7 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 99th in the nation. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 310.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 118th overall this season. The Vandals average 15.7 first downs per game which ranks them 120th in the country. They accumulate 66.7 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 40th in the nation.
Idaho allows 275.7 passing yards per game, ranking 107th in D-1, and they allow 44 points per contest on defense, which ranks 125th. They give up 24.7 completions on 37.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.5. The Vandals allow 154.7 rushing yards per game on 34.3 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 76th in the country. Idaho allows 430.3 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 98th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 56 yards per game, ranking them 58th among D-1 teams.
UNLV averages 35 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 53rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.3 passes per game on 27.3 attempts for a 45.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 169 yards through the air per game, ranking them 105th in Division 1. The Runnin' Rebels run for an average of 212.3 yards per game on 39 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 43rd on the ground. They also run 66.3 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 381.3 yards per game, ranking them 87th in the country on offense. The Runnin' Rebels get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 99th in the nation. They average 75 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 24th in college football.
UNLV allows an average of 258.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 100th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33 points per contest, which has them ranked 100th in the nation. They give up 20.3 completions on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.1 per game. The Runnin' Rebels allow 158 rushing yards per contest on 36.3 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 79th in the country. UNLV allows 416.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 90th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 41.3 yards in each contest, ranking 15th in the nation.
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
UNLV Betting Trends
UNLV is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
UNLV has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 CB Dorian Clark Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. UNLV
09/18/16 OG Noah Johnson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. UNLV
09/18/16 WR Brandon Presley Foot "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
08/28/16 WR Kendal Keys Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take UNLV
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