Saturday, September 24, 2016
Bryant Denny Stadium
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The Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Bryant Denny Stadium. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 41.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Flashes are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
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Mylik Mitchell finished with 106 yards through the air for Kent State last week. He completed 14 passes out of 18 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led in rushing by Mylik Mitchell, who finished with 77 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Nick Holley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 65 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kent State got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 343 yards for the game. The Golden Flashes ran for 235 yards on 46 attempts.
Jalen Hurts finished with 158 yards through the air for Alabama last week. He completed 19 passes out of 31 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led in rushing by Jalen Hurts, who finished with 146 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Calvin Ridley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 81 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Alabama got a total of 22 first downs in that game. 14 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 492 yards for the game. The Crimson Tide ran for 334 yards on 48 attempts.
Kent State scores 25.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 97th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.3 passes on 26.7 attempts for a 57.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 139.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 118th in college football. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 160.3 yards per game on 43.7 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 81st in the nation. They also run 70.3 plays per contest and average 4.3 yards per play for an average of 300 yards per game, ranking their offense 119th overall this season. The Golden Flashes average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 118th in the country. They accumulate 61.3 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 58th in the nation.
Kent State allows 193.7 passing yards per game, ranking 42nd in D-1, and they allow 26.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 73rd. They give up 19 completions on 36 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.8. The Golden Flashes allow 126.3 rushing yards per game on 39.3 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 50th in the country. Kent State allows 320 total yards per game including 4.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 33rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 61 yards per game, ranking them 78th among D-1 teams.
Alabama averages 46 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 11th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.7 passes per game on 30.3 attempts for a 61.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 244 yards through the air per game, ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide run for an average of 234.7 yards per game on 43.3 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 26th on the ground. They also run 73.7 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 478.7 yards per game, ranking them 33rd in the country on offense. The Crimson Tide get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 77th in the nation. They average 62.7 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties, ranking them 53rd in college football.
Alabama allows an average of 255.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 98th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 41st in the nation. They give up 21 completions on 38.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.3 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 64.3 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 2.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 6th in the country. Alabama allows 320 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 32nd in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 4.7 penalties for 42.3 yards in each contest, ranking 18th in the nation.
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 QB Justin Agner Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/06/16 WR Kris White Leg out indefinitely
08/11/16 WR Antwan Dixon Illness out for season
09/18/16 WR ArDarius Stewart Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kent State
Josh's Pick: Take Kent State
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