Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Louisville Cardinals take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 3.5 point favorites. This season the Cardinals are 3-0-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 0-4-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
Lamar Jackson finished with 417 yards through the air for Louisville last week. He completed 24 passes out of 44 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Brandon Radcliff, who finished with 131 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. James Quick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 98 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisville got a total of 33 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 85 total plays for 690 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 273 yards on 41 attempts.
Deshaun Watson finished with 304 yards passing for Clemson last week. He went 32 for 48, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 59 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Ray-Ray McCloud led the team in receiving with 101 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Clemson had 24 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 82 total plays for 442 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 138 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Louisville scores 63.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 1st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 34.8 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 363.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in college football. The Cardinals run for an average of 318.3 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 7.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also run 75.5 plays per contest and average 9 yards per play for an average of 682 yards per game, ranking their offense 1st overall this season. The Cardinals average 31 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the country. They accumulate 90.3 penalty yards per game via 9 penalties, which ranks 6th in the nation.
Louisville allows 156.3 passing yards per game, ranking 16th in D-1, and they allow 22.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 47th. They give up 15.5 completions on 32.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 47.7. The Cardinals allow 125.3 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 40th in the country. Louisville allows 281.5 total yards per game including 3.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9.5 penalties for 88 yards per game, ranking them 125th among D-1 teams.
Clemson averages 33.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 53rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 26.3 passes per game on 42.5 attempts for a 61.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 293 yards through the air per game, ranking them 27th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 159.5 yards per game on 38.3 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 86th on the ground. They also run 80.8 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 452.5 yards per game, ranking them 49th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They average 66.3 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, ranking them 35th in college football.
Clemson allows an average of 125.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 3rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 11 points per contest, which has them ranked 5th in the nation. They give up 13.3 completions on 27.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.2 per game. The Tigers allow 92.8 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 2.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 15th in the country. Clemson allows 218.5 total yards per game for an average of 3.4 yards per play, which ranks 3rd in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 47.3 yards in each contest, ranking 34th in the nation.
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 3-0-1 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 0-4-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 WR Ja'Quay Savage Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
09/25/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/25/16 WR Adrien Dunn Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/25/16 CB Denzel Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
09/23/16 LB Jalen Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/23/16 LB Jalen Williams Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
09/13/16 WR Hunter Renfrow Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/18/16 DL Austin Bryant Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville
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