Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Indiana Hoosiers take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Ryan Field. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Hoosiers are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-5-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Richard Lagow finished with 196 yards through the air for Indiana last week. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Hoosiers were led in rushing by Devine Redding, who finished with 57 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Mitchell Paige was the team leader in receiving with a total of 101 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Indiana got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 333 yards for the game. The Hoosiers ran for 88 yards on 30 attempts.
Clayton Thorson finished with 281 yards passing for Northwestern last week. He went 27 for 35, resulting in a 77% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Justin Jackson, who finished with 188 yards on 34 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Austin Carr led the team in receiving with 130 yards and 11 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Northwestern had 26 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 86 total plays for 490 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 209 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Indiana scores 25.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 87th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.7 passes on 32.8 attempts for a 59.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 285 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 28th in college football. The Hoosiers run for an average of 148.5 yards per game on 39.7 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 92nd in the nation. They also run 72.5 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 433.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 49th overall this season. The Hoosiers average 20.2 first downs per game which ranks them 85th in the country. They accumulate 56.2 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 58th in the nation.
Indiana allows 205.8 passing yards per game, ranking 39th in D-1, and they allow 25.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 54th. They give up 15.8 completions on 31.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50.5. The Hoosiers allow 166.7 rushing yards per game on 40.8 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 76th in the country. Indiana allows 372.5 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 49th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties for 55.8 yards per game, ranking them 73rd among D-1 teams.
Northwestern averages 26.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 82nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 34.2 attempts for a 58.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 233.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 64th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 139.8 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 102nd on the ground. They also run 72.7 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 373.7 yards per game, ranking them 97th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 20.3 first downs per game, which ranks 83rd in the nation. They average 32.2 penalty yards per game via 3.7 penalties, ranking them 123rd in college football.
Northwestern allows an average of 276.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 106th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 40th in the nation. They give up 24.5 completions on 37.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 140 rushing yards per contest on 37.2 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 40th in the country. Northwestern allows 416.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 77th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5.7 penalties for 57.5 yards in each contest, ranking 78th in the nation.
Indiana Betting Trends
Indiana is 1-5-0 against the over/under this season
Indiana has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 RB Camion Patrick Knee "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/16/16 RB Cole Gest Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/16/16 OL Dan Feeney Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
10/13/16 K Aaron Del Grosso Legal problems out indefinitely
10/09/16 DL Jacob Robinson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/03/16 OL Dimitric Camiel Back out indefinitely
09/23/16 RB Kiante Enis Legal problems dismissed from team
09/18/16 WR Simmie Cobbs Jr. Ankle out indefinitely
09/02/16 TE Jordan Fuchs Ankle out indefinitely
09/02/16 DB Wesley Green Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 WR J-Shun Harris II Knee out for season
09/18/16 RB Warren Long Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/19/16 DB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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