Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Apogee Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 21 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-2-0. The Mean Green have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 5-2-1 against the spread.
Ryan Higgins finished with 292 yards through the air for Louisiana Tech last week. He completed 18 passes out of 25 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Boston Scott, who finished with 137 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Trent Taylor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 131 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Tech got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 735 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 301 yards on 39 attempts.
Mason Fine finished with 257 yards passing for North Texas last week. He went 27 for 38, resulting in a 71% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led on the ground by Mason Fine, who finished with 91 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Thaddeous Thompson led the team in receiving with 65 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. North Texas had 22 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 409 yards for the contest. The Mean Green ran for 152 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Louisiana Tech scores 44 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 7th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 26.8 passes on 38.9 attempts for a 68.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 376 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 2nd in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 179.6 yards per game on 30.3 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 56th in the nation. They also run 69.2 plays per contest and average 8 yards per play for an average of 555.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 5th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 25.8 first downs per game which ranks them 12th in the country. They accumulate 44.6 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, which ranks 108th in the nation.
Louisiana Tech allows 282 passing yards per game, ranking 114th in D-1, and they allow 29.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 80th. They give up 24.6 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.6. The Bulldogs allow 135 rushing yards per game on 35.3 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 35th in the country. Louisiana Tech allows 417 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 74th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 47.9 yards per game, ranking them 35th among D-1 teams.
North Texas averages 25.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 87th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.6 passes per game on 33.9 attempts for a 57.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 200.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 94th in Division 1. The Mean Green run for an average of 153.1 yards per game on 36.6 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 91st on the ground. They also run 70.5 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 353.9 yards per game, ranking them 109th in the country on offense. The Mean Green get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 99th in the nation. They average 67.5 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 19th in college football.
North Texas allows an average of 201.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 28th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 67th in the nation. They give up 15.3 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.4 per game. The Mean Green allow 201.5 rushing yards per contest on 43.6 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 91st in the country. North Texas allows 403.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 64th in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 71 yards in each contest, ranking 117th in the nation.
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 7-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 5-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/28/16 WR Marcus Gaines Wrist out indefinitely
10/13/16 Backup RB Israel Tucker Knee out indefinitely
10/13/16 Backup RB Jaqwis Dancy Illness expected to redshirt
09/15/16 DT Courtney Wallace Foot expected to redshirt
08/30/16 DB Jarrell Jackson Dismissed has left team
10/30/16 WR Rico Bussey Jr. Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
Guy's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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