Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the Florida International Golden Panthers on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at FIU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 16 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Golden Panthers have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread.
Ryan Higgins finished with 484 yards through the air for Louisiana Tech last week. He completed 26 passes out of 33 attempts for a 79% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Boston Scott, who finished with 97 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 14 yards per carry. Carlos Henderson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 326 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Tech got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 21 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 690 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 199 yards on 35 attempts.
Alex McGough finished with 315 yards passing for Florida International last week. He went 26 for 42, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Golden Panthers were led on the ground by Alex Gardner, who finished with 29 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Thomas Owens led the team in receiving with 148 yards and 11 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Florida International had 19 first downs total. 1 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 354 yards for the contest. The Golden Panthers ran for 39 yards on 21 carries as a team.
Louisiana Tech scores 41.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 13th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 27.9 passes on 41.3 attempts for a 67.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 383 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 2nd in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 167 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 75th in the nation. They also run 71.3 plays per contest and average 7.7 yards per play for an average of 550 yards per game, ranking their offense 4th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 26.6 first downs per game which ranks them 9th in the country. They accumulate 45.1 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, which ranks 106th in the nation.
Louisiana Tech allows 293.6 passing yards per game, ranking 122nd in D-1, and they allow 32.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 98th. They give up 25.3 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66.5. The Bulldogs allow 142.1 rushing yards per game on 35.1 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 45th in the country. Louisiana Tech allows 435.7 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 95th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 53.7 yards per game, ranking them 64th among D-1 teams.
Florida International averages 21.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 112th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.7 passes per game on 33.7 attempts for a 55.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 211.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 88th in Division 1. The Golden Panthers run for an average of 149.9 yards per game on 34.6 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 90th on the ground. They also run 68.3 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 361.3 yards per game, ranking them 104th in the country on offense. The Golden Panthers get an average of 18.4 first downs per game, which ranks 111th in the nation. They average 56.1 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 59th in college football.
Florida International allows an average of 205 passing yards per game, which ranks 36th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 95th in the nation. They give up 17.1 completions on 28.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4 per game. The Golden Panthers allow 212 rushing yards per contest on 42.3 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 104th in the country. Florida International allows 417 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 78th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 61 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Florida International Betting Trends
Florida International is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Florida International has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/13/16 Backup RB Israel Tucker Knee out indefinitely
10/13/16 Backup RB Jaqwis Dancy Ankle expected to redshirt
09/15/16 DT Courtney Wallace Foot expected to redshirt
08/30/16 DB Jarrell Jackson Dismissed has left team
09/23/16 RB Napoleon Maxwell Knee out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Shug Oyegunle Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Florida International
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