Saturday, September 24, 2016
High Point Solutions Stadium
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The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at High Point Solutions Stadium. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 13.5 point favorites. This season the Hawkeyes are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Scarlet Knights have an over/under record of 3-0-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
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C.J. Beathard finished with 152 yards through the air for Iowa last week. He completed 11 passes out of 22 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led in rushing by LeShun Daniels, who finished with 29 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. George Kittle was the team leader in receiving with a total of 110 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Iowa got a total of 12 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 49 total plays for 231 yards for the game. The Hawkeyes ran for 34 yards on 25 attempts.
Chris Laviano finished with 152 yards passing for Rutgers last week. He went 11 for 27, resulting in a 41% completion percentage. The Scarlet Knights were led on the ground by Robert Martin, who finished with 169 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Jawuan Harris led the team in receiving with 94 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 31 yards per reception. Rutgers had 14 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 350 yards for the contest. The Scarlet Knights ran for 177 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Iowa scores 36 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 47th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.3 passes on 25 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 208.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 82nd in college football. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 148 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 91st in the nation. They also run 55 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 356.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 98th overall this season. The Hawkeyes average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 98th in the country. They accumulate 28.7 penalty yards per game via 3.7 penalties, which ranks 125th in the nation.
Iowa allows 185 passing yards per game, ranking 36th in D-1, and they allow 15.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 20th. They give up 14.7 completions on 27.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53. The Hawkeyes allow 174.3 rushing yards per game on 41.7 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 91st in the country. Iowa allows 359.3 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 55th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 36.7 yards per game, ranking them 7th among D-1 teams.
Rutgers averages 34 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 56th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.7 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 50.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 159.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 110th in Division 1. The Scarlet Knights run for an average of 230.7 yards per game on 44 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 27th on the ground. They also run 75 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 390 yards per game, ranking them 81st in the country on offense. The Scarlet Knights get an average of 20.3 first downs per game, which ranks 75th in the nation. They average 44.3 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 102nd in college football.
Rutgers allows an average of 187 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 38th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30 points per contest, which has them ranked 88th in the nation. They give up 14.3 completions on 26 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.1 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 178 rushing yards per contest on 41.7 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 94th in the country. Rutgers allows 365 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 60th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 52.3 yards in each contest, ranking 47th in the nation.
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Rutgers Betting Trends
Rutgers is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
Rutgers has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 QB C.J. Beathard Shoulder injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/18/16 RB Derrick Mitchell Jr. Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
09/18/16 C James Daniels Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
09/12/16 DB Saquan Hampton Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/09/16 WR Dontae Owens Dismissed dismissed from the program
Tony's Pick: Take Rutgers
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