Thursday, November 24, 2016
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The LSU Tigers take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at Kyle Field. The opening line for this game has LSU as 4 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-7-2. The Aggies have an over/under record of 3-7-1 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread.
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Danny Etling finished with 204 yards through the air for LSU last week. He completed 14 passes out of 25 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Derrius Guice, who finished with 83 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. D.J. Chark was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game LSU got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 423 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 219 yards on 45 attempts.
Jake Hubenak finished with 222 yards passing for Texas A&M last week. He went 11 for 17, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Trevor Knight, who finished with 54 yards on 5 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Christian Kirk led the team in receiving with 144 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Texas A&M had 14 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 382 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 117 yards on 32 carries as a team.
LSU scores 25.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 13.8 passes on 24.1 attempts for a 57.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 174 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 109th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 232.2 yards per game on 37.1 attempts for an average of 6.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 21st in the nation. They also run 61.2 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 406.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 70th overall this season. The Tigers average 18.8 first downs per game which ranks them 106th in the country. They accumulate 41.5 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, which ranks 115th in the nation.
LSU allows 192.9 passing yards per game, ranking 25th in D-1, and they allow 14.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 6th. They give up 16.7 completions on 29.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.9. The Tigers allow 115.2 rushing yards per game on 36.1 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 14th in the country. LSU allows 308.1 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 39.1 yards per game, ranking them 6th among D-1 teams.
Texas A&M averages 35.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 34th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.9 passes per game on 34.8 attempts for a 54.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 247.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 53rd in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 220.2 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 28th on the ground. They also run 73.3 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 467.7 yards per game, ranking them 31st in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 21.5 first downs per game, which ranks 57th in the nation. They average 50.5 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, ranking them 81st in college football.
Texas A&M allows an average of 248.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 88th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in the nation. They give up 21.6 completions on 37.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5 per game. The Aggies allow 179.7 rushing yards per contest on 44.2 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 75th in the country. Texas A&M allows 428 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 81st in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 5.9 penalties for 42.3 yards in each contest, ranking 17th in the nation.
LSU Betting Trends
LSU is 1-7-2 against the over/under this season
LSU has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Texas A&M Betting Trends
Texas A&M is 3-7-1 against the over/under this season
Texas A&M has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 FB Bry'Kiethon Mouton Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Texas A&M
11/20/16 RB Leonard Fournette Ankle doubtful Thursday vs. Texas A&M
11/20/16 WR Travin Dural Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Texas A&M
11/03/16 WR Jazz Ferguson Suspension out for season
11/02/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle out for season
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
11/21/16 DB Donovan Wilson Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. LSU
11/21/16 OL Jermaine Eluemunor Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. LSU
11/21/16 DB Nick Harvey Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. LSU
11/21/16 DB Priest Willis Undisclosed probable Thursday vs. LSU
11/21/16 RB Trayveon Williams Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. LSU
11/20/16 DB Armani Watts Leg "?" Thursday vs. LSU
11/19/16 DB Noel Ellis Groin out for season
11/10/16 OL Connor Lanfear Knee out for season
11/08/16 QB Trevor Knight Shoulder out for season
08/20/16 LB Josh Walker Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 DB Justin Dunning ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Texas A&M +4
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