Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Foster Farms Bowl
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The Indiana Hoosiers take on the Utah Utes on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Foster Farms Bowl. The opening line for this game has Utah as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Hoosiers are 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-8-0. The Utes have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 7-5-0 against the spread.
Richard Lagow finished with 117 yards through the air for Indiana in his last game. He completed 11 passes out of 19 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Hoosiers were led in rushing by Devine Redding, who finished with 99 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Nick Westbrook was the team leader in receiving with a total of 44 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Indiana got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 269 yards for the game. The Hoosiers ran for 152 yards on 54 attempts.
Troy Williams finished with 160 yards passing for Utah in his last contest. He went 13 for 40, resulting in a 33% completion percentage. The Utes were led on the ground by Joe Williams, who finished with 97 yards on 26 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Tim Patrick led the team in receiving with 78 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Utah had 15 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 339 yards for the contest. The Utes ran for 179 yards on 41 carries as a team.
Indiana scores 25.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 87th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.7 passes on 34.7 attempts for a 59.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 277.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 25th in college football. The Hoosiers run for an average of 155.2 yards per game on 41.4 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 90th in the nation. They also run 76.1 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 433.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 54th overall this season. The Hoosiers average 21.4 first downs per game which ranks them 60th in the country. They accumulate 55.2 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 60th in the nation.
Indiana allows 220.2 passing yards per game, ranking 58th in D-1, and they allow 27.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 57th. They give up 17.3 completions on 32.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.7. The Hoosiers allow 152.4 rushing yards per game on 41.8 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 46th in the country. Indiana allows 372.6 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 41st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 54.1 yards per game, ranking them 74th among D-1 teams.
Utah averages 30.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 60th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.7 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 53.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 216.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 81st in Division 1. The Utes run for an average of 210.5 yards per game on 43.2 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 35th on the ground. They also run 74.4 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 427.4 yards per game, ranking them 58th in the country on offense. The Utes get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 48th in the nation. They average 58.3 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 44th in college football.
Utah allows an average of 256.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 101st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 38th in the nation. They give up 19.9 completions on 35.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 56 per game. The Utes allow 129.4 rushing yards per contest on 32.5 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 25th in the country. Utah allows 386.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 53rd in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 46.2 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd in the nation.
Indiana Betting Trends
Indiana is 4-8-0 against the over/under this season
Indiana has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 RB Mike Majette Ankle out indefinitely
10/31/16 OL Brandon Knight Leg out indefinitely
10/13/16 K Aaron Del Grosso Legal problems out indefinitely
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
11/21/16 LB Cody Barton Collarbone out for season
10/20/16 LB Marcus Sanders-Williams Undisclosed out for season
10/13/16 RB Armand Shyne Knee out for season
10/04/16 OL J.J. Dielman Leg out for season
09/13/16 DE Kylie Fitts Foot out for season
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -6.5
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