Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The UMass Minutemen take on the Hawaii Warriors on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Aloha Stadium. The opening line for this game has Hawaii as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Minutemen are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Warriors have an over/under record of 7-4-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
Andrew Ford finished with 316 yards through the air for Massachusetts last week. He completed 23 passes out of 44 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Minutemen were led in rushing by Marquis Young, who finished with 52 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jalen Williams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Massachusetts got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 360 yards for the game. The Minutemen ran for 44 yards on 28 attempts.
Dru Brown finished with 227 yards passing for Hawaii last week. He went 20 for 31, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Warriors were led on the ground by Paul Harris, who finished with 33 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Makoa Camanse-Stevens led the team in receiving with 67 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 34 yards per reception. Hawaii had 11 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 276 yards for the contest. The Warriors ran for 49 yards on 23 carries as a team.
Massachusetts scores 21.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 114th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.8 passes on 36.2 attempts for a 57.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 248.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 50th in college football. The Minutemen run for an average of 97.1 yards per game on 30.1 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 125th in the nation. They also run 66.3 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 346 yards per game, ranking their offense 115th overall this season. The Minutemen average 18.6 first downs per game which ranks them 108th in the country. They accumulate 63.5 penalty yards per game via 7.7 penalties, which ranks 24th in the nation.
Massachusetts allows 254.9 passing yards per game, ranking 94th in D-1, and they allow 34.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 106th. They give up 21.1 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.9. The Minutemen allow 196 rushing yards per game on 41.7 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 85th in the country. Massachusetts allows 450.9 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 100th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties for 64.6 yards per game, ranking them 110th among D-1 teams.
Hawaii averages 24.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 96th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.8 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 56.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 214.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 86th in Division 1. The Warriors run for an average of 160 yards per game on 33.5 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 85th on the ground. They also run 64.8 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 374.9 yards per game, ranking them 97th in the country on offense. The Warriors get an average of 18.7 first downs per game, which ranks 107th in the nation. They average 65.7 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 18th in college football.
Hawaii allows an average of 200.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 34th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 37.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 116th in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 25.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.2 per game. The Warriors allow 254.3 rushing yards per contest on 47 carries for a 5.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 123rd in the country. Hawaii allows 455.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 104th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 61.7 yards in each contest, ranking 103rd in the nation.
Massachusetts Betting Trends
Massachusetts is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Massachusetts has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Hawaii Betting Trends
Hawaii is 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Hawaii has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/01/16 QB Ross Comis ACL out indefinitely
10/12/16 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
09/15/16 QB James Sosinski Personal has left team
09/14/16 RB Melvin Davis Illness out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Hawaii -10.5
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