Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 10 point favorites. This season the Hawkeyes are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Fighting Illini have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 5-5-0 against the spread.
C.J. Beathard finished with 204 yards through the air for Iowa last week. He completed 18 passes out of 26 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led in rushing by Akrum Wadley, who finished with 28 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jerminic Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 85 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Iowa got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 52 total plays for 234 yards for the game. The Hawkeyes ran for 30 yards on 26 attempts.
Jeff George, Jr. finished with 140 yards passing for Illinois last week. He went 13 for 29, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Fighting Illini were led on the ground by Kendrick Foster, who finished with 146 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Sam Mays led the team in receiving with 39 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Illinois had 14 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 53 total plays for 304 yards for the contest. The Fighting Illini ran for 164 yards on 24 carries as a team.
Iowa scores 25.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 89th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.9 passes on 25.4 attempts for a 58.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 171.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 111th in college football. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 153.7 yards per game on 36.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 92nd in the nation. They also run 61.9 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 324.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 120th overall this season. The Hawkeyes average 17.4 first downs per game which ranks them 120th in the country. They accumulate 41.7 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 117th in the nation.
Iowa allows 213.2 passing yards per game, ranking 46th in D-1, and they allow 20.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 18th. They give up 15.5 completions on 29.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52. The Hawkeyes allow 168.7 rushing yards per game on 40.5 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 67th in the country. Iowa allows 381.9 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 45th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.9 penalties for 39.5 yards per game, ranking them 8th among D-1 teams.
Illinois averages 21.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 116th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 13.6 passes per game on 26.3 attempts for a 51.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 158.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 115th in Division 1. The Fighting Illini run for an average of 156.8 yards per game on 30.3 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 85th on the ground. They also run 56.6 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 314.9 yards per game, ranking them 124th in the country on offense. The Fighting Illini get an average of 14.5 first downs per game, which ranks 128th in the nation. They average 56.9 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 59th in college football.
Illinois allows an average of 203 passing yards per game, which ranks 35th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 86th in the nation. They give up 17.2 completions on 27.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.5 per game. The Fighting Illini allow 209 rushing yards per contest on 47.1 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 96th in the country. Illinois allows 412 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 69th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5.2 penalties for 44.7 yards in each contest, ranking 26th in the nation.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/28/16 DL Jake Hulett Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 WR Matt VandeBerg Foot out indefinitely
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
11/13/16 WR Malik Turner Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
11/13/16 DL Rob Bain Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
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
Josh's Pick: Take Illinois +10
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