Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Beaver Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Hawkeyes are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Nittany Lions have an over/under record of 6-2-0 and they are 4-3-1 against the spread.
C.J. Beathard finished with 153 yards through the air for Iowa last week. He completed 17 passes out of 33 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led in rushing by Akrum Wadley, who finished with 44 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Akrum Wadley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Iowa got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 236 yards for the game. The Hawkeyes ran for 83 yards on 27 attempts.
Trace McSorley finished with 228 yards passing for Penn State last week. He went 12 for 23, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led on the ground by Saquon Barkley, who finished with 207 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 12 yards per rush. Saquon Barkley led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Penn State had 24 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 511 yards for the contest. The Nittany Lions ran for 257 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Iowa scores 28.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 75th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.4 passes on 26.1 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 180.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 107th in college football. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 167.9 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 72nd in the nation. They also run 62.4 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 348.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 113th overall this season. The Hawkeyes average 17.9 first downs per game which ranks them 117th in the country. They accumulate 46.1 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 100th in the nation.
Iowa allows 223.6 passing yards per game, ranking 60th in D-1, and they allow 18.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 16th. They give up 16.6 completions on 31.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.4. The Hawkeyes allow 153.8 rushing yards per game on 39.8 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 53rd in the country. Iowa allows 377.4 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 44th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.4 penalties for 32.6 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among D-1 teams.
Penn State averages 33.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 39th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.5 passes per game on 28.3 attempts for a 54.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 230.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 66th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions run for an average of 166.9 yards per game on 36.9 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 74th on the ground. They also run 65.1 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 397.4 yards per game, ranking them 76th in the country on offense. The Nittany Lions get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 88th in the nation. They average 46.4 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, ranking them 98th in college football.
Penn State allows an average of 197 passing yards per game, which ranks 25th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27 points per contest, which has them ranked 63rd in the nation. They give up 21.1 completions on 33.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 183.4 rushing yards per contest on 40.8 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 81st in the country. Penn State allows 380.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 47th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 8.1 penalties for 72.1 yards in each contest, ranking 121st in the nation.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 6-2-0 against the over/under this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 4-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 OL Boone Myers Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
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
10/30/16 WR DeAndre Thompkins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/30/16 DT Parker Cothren Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/25/16 OT Chance Sorrell Knee out for season
10/19/16 OT Andrew Nelson Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Jan Johnson Leg out for season
09/24/16 TE Nick Bowers Undisclosed out for season
09/20/16 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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