Saturday, October 15, 2016
High Point Solutions Stadium
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The Illinois Fighting Illini take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at High Point Solutions Stadium. The opening line for this game has Illinois as 3 point favorites. This season the Fighting Illini are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Scarlet Knights have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
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Chayce Crouch finished with 142 yards through the air for Illinois last week. He completed 10 passes out of 14 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Fighting Illini were led in rushing by Chayce Crouch, who finished with 137 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Malik Turner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 129 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Illinois got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 499 yards for the game. The Fighting Illini ran for 315 yards on 46 attempts.
Chris Laviano finished with 6 yards passing for Rutgers last week. He went 2 for 8, resulting in a 25% completion percentage. The Scarlet Knights were led on the ground by Trey Sneed, who finished with 27 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jawuan Harris led the team in receiving with 5 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 2.5 yards per reception. Rutgers had 2 first downs total. Both came from running the ball. They ran 54 total plays for 39 yards for the contest. The Scarlet Knights ran for 34 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Illinois scores 26.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 86th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 29.4 attempts for a 61.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 199.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 96th in college football. The Fighting Illini run for an average of 182.2 yards per game on 31.6 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 58th in the nation. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 381.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 92nd overall this season. The Fighting Illini average 17.4 first downs per game which ranks them 119th in the country. They accumulate 75 penalty yards per game via 9.2 penalties, which ranks 14th in the nation.
Illinois allows 207.6 passing yards per game, ranking 39th in D-1, and they allow 30 points per contest on defense, which ranks 86th. They give up 17.6 completions on 26.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66.2. The Fighting Illini allow 181.6 rushing yards per game on 41.4 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 85th in the country. Illinois allows 389.2 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 58th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.6 penalties for 38.2 yards per game, ranking them 6th among D-1 teams.
Rutgers averages 18.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 124th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 10.8 passes per game on 25.2 attempts for a 43 percent completion percentage. They throw for 117.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 124th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights run for an average of 167 yards per game on 43.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 73rd on the ground. They also run 68.3 plays per game and average 4.2 yards per play for a total of 284.7 yards per game, ranking them 128th in the country on offense. The Scarlet Knights get an average of 15.5 first downs per game, which ranks 126th in the nation. They average 40.8 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 114th in college football.
Rutgers allows an average of 183.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 22nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 40 points per contest, which has them ranked 120th in the nation. They give up 14.7 completions on 25.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 269.7 rushing yards per contest on 45.3 carries for a 5.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 124th in the country. Rutgers allows 453.2 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 104th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 50.5 yards in each contest, ranking 48th in the nation.
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Rutgers Betting Trends
Rutgers is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Rutgers has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 DL Carroll Phillips Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/09/16 DB Cameron Watkins Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/09/16 QB Wes Lunt Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
10/09/16 CB Darius Mosely Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/17/16 DB Caleb Day ACL out for season
09/08/16 RB Dre Brown ACL out indefinitely
09/08/16 WR Mike Dudek ACL out indefinitely
10/09/16 DB Kiy Hester Leg "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/09/16 DB Ross Douglas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/09/16 OL Tariq Cole Leg "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/09/16 LB Trevor Morris Foot "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/07/16 LB Greg Jones Neck out indefinitely
09/26/16 WR Janarion Grant Ankle out for season
09/26/16 DL Quanzell Lambert Knee out for season
09/09/16 WR Dontae Owens Dismissed dismissed from the program
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois
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