Saturday, November 12, 2016
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
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The LSU Tigers take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The opening line for this game has LSU as 7 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-6-2. The Razorbacks have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
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Danny Etling finished with 92 yards through the air for LSU last week. He completed 11 passes out of 24 attempts for a 46% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Leonard Fournette, who finished with 35 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. D.J. Chark was the team leader in receiving with a total of 45 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game LSU got a total of 6 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 2 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 125 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 33 yards on 27 attempts.
Austin Allen finished with 243 yards passing for Arkansas last week. He went 15 for 26, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Razorbacks were led on the ground by Rawleigh Williams III, who finished with 148 yards on 26 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Drew Morgan led the team in receiving with 95 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Arkansas had 22 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 466 yards for the contest. The Razorbacks ran for 223 yards on 49 carries as a team.
LSU scores 26.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 82nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.3 passes on 24.9 attempts for a 57.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 172.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 110th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 214.1 yards per game on 34.4 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 34th in the nation. They also run 59.3 plays per contest and average 6.5 yards per play for an average of 386.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 84th overall this season. The Tigers average 17.6 first downs per game which ranks them 117th in the country. They accumulate 43.9 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranks 110th in the nation.
LSU allows 196.9 passing yards per game, ranking 25th in D-1, and they allow 14.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 18.1 completions on 31.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.8. The Tigers allow 118.1 rushing yards per game on 37.8 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 18th in the country. LSU allows 315 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 13th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 41.3 yards per game, ranking them 13th among D-1 teams.
Arkansas averages 30.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 55th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 254.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 45th in Division 1. The Razorbacks run for an average of 167.3 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 73rd on the ground. They also run 72.3 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 422.2 yards per game, ranking them 52nd in the country on offense. The Razorbacks get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 37th in the nation. They average 53.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 69th in college football.
Arkansas allows an average of 208.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29 points per contest, which has them ranked 75th in the nation. They give up 16.4 completions on 29 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.7 per game. The Razorbacks allow 198.4 rushing yards per contest on 32.4 carries for a 6.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 91st in the country. Arkansas allows 407.2 total yards per game for an average of 6.6 yards per play, which ranks 67th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 45 yards in each contest, ranking 22nd in the nation.
LSU Betting Trends
LSU is 0-6-2 against the over/under this season
LSU has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Arkansas Betting Trends
Arkansas is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Arkansas has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/03/16 WR Jazz Ferguson Suspension out for season
11/02/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle out for season
11/01/16 OL Donavaughn Campbell Suspension out indefinitely
10/14/16 S Rickey Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
08/16/16 DE Isaiah Washington Leg out for season
08/10/16 DT Christian LaCouture ACL out for season
10/10/16 LB Dre Greenlaw Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/07/16 DB Britto Tutt ACL out for season
09/05/16 DB Kevin Richardson II Pectoral out for season
08/19/16 RB T.J. Hammonds Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Arkansas +7
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