Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Maryland Terrapins take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Beaver Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 3 point favorites. This season the Terrapins are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Nittany Lions have an over/under record of 5-0-0 and they are 1-3-1 against the spread.
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Perry Hills finished with 87 yards through the air for Maryland last week. He completed 8 passes out of 13 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Terrapins were led in rushing by Ty Johnson, who finished with 204 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 29 yards per carry. Teldrick Morgan was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Maryland got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 5 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 496 yards for the game. The Terrapins ran for 400 yards on 46 attempts.
Trace McSorley finished with 335 yards passing for Penn State last week. He went 19 for 40, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led on the ground by Trace McSorley, who finished with 73 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Chris Godwin led the team in receiving with 97 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Penn State had 19 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 471 yards for the contest. The Nittany Lions ran for 136 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Maryland scores 43.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 15th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 13.5 passes on 22.5 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 166.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 112th in college football. The Terrapins run for an average of 300 yards per game on 46.3 attempts for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 7th in the nation. They also run 68.8 plays per contest and average 6.8 yards per play for an average of 466.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 41st overall this season. The Terrapins average 21.5 first downs per game which ranks them 67th in the country. They accumulate 62.3 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 45th in the nation.
Maryland allows 206.3 passing yards per game, ranking 39th in D-1, and they allow 14.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 10th. They give up 18.8 completions on 36.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51. The Terrapins allow 119 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the country. Maryland allows 325.3 total yards per game including 4.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 24th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.8 penalties for 70 yards per game, ranking them 112th among D-1 teams.
Penn State averages 29 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 68th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.6 passes per game on 31.4 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 256.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 48th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions run for an average of 108.2 yards per game on 32.4 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 119th on the ground. They also run 63.8 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 365 yards per game, ranking them 96th in the country on offense. The Nittany Lions get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 103rd in the nation. They average 46 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, ranking them 99th in college football.
Penn State allows an average of 187.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 26th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 92nd in the nation. They give up 19 completions on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 217 rushing yards per contest on 44.2 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 105th in the country. Penn State allows 404.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 70th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 8.8 penalties for 81.4 yards in each contest, ranking 123rd in the nation.
Maryland Betting Trends
Maryland is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Maryland has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 5-0-0 against the over/under this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 1-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/29/16 DB Denzel Conyers ACL out for season
10/02/16 LB Brandon Bell Knee "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/02/16 DE Evan Schwan Leg "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/02/16 CB Grant Haley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/02/16 WR Saeed Blacknall Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
09/29/16 LB Jason Cabinda Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Jan Johnson Leg out for season
09/24/16 TE Nick Bowers Undisclosed out for season
09/20/16 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland
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