Saturday, November 12, 2016
Camp Randall Stadium
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The Illinois Fighting Illini take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Camp Randall Stadium. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 26.5 point favorites. This season the Fighting Illini are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Badgers have an over/under record of 2-7-0 and they are 7-2-0 against the spread.
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Jeff George, Jr. finished with 140 yards through the air for Illinois last week. He completed 13 passes out of 29 attempts for a 45% completion percentage. The Fighting Illini were led in rushing by Kendrick Foster, who finished with 146 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Sam Mays was the team leader in receiving with a total of 39 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Illinois got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 53 total plays for 304 yards for the game. The Fighting Illini ran for 164 yards on 24 attempts.
Alex Hornibrook finished with 92 yards passing for Wisconsin last week. He went 11 for 19, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Badgers were led on the ground by Corey Clement, who finished with 106 yards on 32 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jazz Peavy led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Wisconsin had 20 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 333 yards for the contest. The Badgers ran for 190 yards on 57 carries as a team.
Illinois scores 23.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 102nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.3 passes on 26.6 attempts for a 54 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 164.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 113th in college football. The Fighting Illini run for an average of 163.2 yards per game on 31.3 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 80th in the nation. They also run 57.9 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 327.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 121st overall this season. The Fighting Illini average 14.9 first downs per game which ranks them 128th in the country. They accumulate 58.1 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 48th in the nation.
Illinois allows 215.3 passing yards per game, ranking 46th in D-1, and they allow 29.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 80th. They give up 18.2 completions on 28.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.8. The Fighting Illini allow 191.9 rushing yards per game on 45.2 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 83rd in the country. Illinois allows 407.2 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 68th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 45.9 yards per game, ranking them 27th among D-1 teams.
Wisconsin averages 23.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 99th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.6 passes per game on 26.3 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 191.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 103rd in Division 1. The Badgers run for an average of 180.4 yards per game on 44.9 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 58th on the ground. They also run 71.2 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 371.6 yards per game, ranking them 101st in the country on offense. The Badgers get an average of 19.9 first downs per game, which ranks 90th in the nation. They average 26.9 penalty yards per game via 2.7 penalties, ranking them 127th in college football.
Wisconsin allows an average of 201.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 30th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th in the nation. They give up 17.8 completions on 32.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.1 per game. The Badgers allow 101.2 rushing yards per contest on 31.1 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 5th in the country. Wisconsin allows 302.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 11th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 39.6 yards in each contest, ranking 7th in the nation.
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 2-7-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 7-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 QB Jeff George Jr. None expected to start Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/06/16 WR Malik Turner Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/06/16 DL Rob Bain Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/06/16 QB Wes Lunt Back doubtful Saturday vs. Wisconsin
11/02/16 WR Dominic Thieman Leg out for season
10/26/16 2nd QB Chayce Crouch Shoulder out for season
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
11/06/16 OL Jacob Maxwell Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
11/06/16 FB Austin Ramesh Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
10/29/16 NT Olive Sagapolu Arm out indefinitely
10/24/16 LB Jack Cichy Pectoral out for season
10/20/16 LS Jake Cesear Undisclosed has left team
09/29/16 K Rafael Gaglianone Back out for season
09/10/16 OL George Panos Shoulder out for season
09/05/16 LB Chris Orr Leg out for season
08/25/16 OL Dan Voltz Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin -26.5
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