Saturday, September 17, 2016
Jones AT&T Stadium
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Jones AT&T Stadium. The opening line for this game has Texas Tech as 12 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Red Raiders have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Higgins finished with 409 yards through the air for Louisiana Tech last week. He completed 34 passes out of 52 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Jarred Craft, who finished with 95 yards on 11 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 178 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisiana Tech got a total of 34 first downs by way of 10 rushing, 24 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 90 total plays for 727 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 209 yards on 30 attempts.
Patrick Mahomes finished with 540 yards through the air for Texas Tech last week. He completed 38 passes out of 53 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Red Raiders were led in rushing by Patrick Mahomes, who finished with 44 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Cameron Batson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 148 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Texas Tech got a total of 28 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 22 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 612 yards for the game. The Red Raiders ran for 72 yards on 22 attempts.
Louisiana Tech scores 36.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 48th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 30 passes on 45.5 attempts for a 65.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 365 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 144 yards per game on 26.5 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 88th in the nation. They also run 72 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 509 yards per game, ranking their offense 29th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 31st in the country. They accumulate 41 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, which ranks 107th in the nation.
Louisiana Tech allows 164 passing yards per game, ranking 31st in D-1, and they allow 22.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 59th. They give up 17 completions on 30 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.7. The Bulldogs allow 131 rushing yards per game on 29.5 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 58th in the country. Louisiana Tech allows 295 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 31st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3.5 penalties for 30 yards per game, ranking them 5th among D-1 teams.
Texas Tech averages 62 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 4th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 43 passes per game on 62 attempts for a 69.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 586.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 1st in Division 1. The Red Raiders run for an average of 98.5 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 114th on the ground. They also run 87 plays per game and average 7.9 yards per play for a total of 685 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the country on offense. The Red Raiders get an average of 32.5 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd in the nation. They average 68 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 30th in college football.
Texas Tech allows an average of 331.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 120th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 42.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 122nd in the nation. They give up 29.5 completions on 46 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.1 per game. The Red Raiders allow 179.5 rushing yards per contest on 44 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 92nd in the country. Texas Tech allows 511 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 117th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 4.5 penalties for 42.5 yards in each contest, ranking 30th in the nation.
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Texas Tech Betting Trends
Texas Tech is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Texas Tech has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 CB Ephraim Kitchen Groin "?" Saturday vs. Texas Tech
08/30/16 DB Jarrell Jackson Dismissed has left team
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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