Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The UMass Minutemen take on the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Foreman Field. The opening line for this game has Old Dominion as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Minutemen are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Monarchs have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Andrew Ford finished with 109 yards through the air for Massachusetts last week. He completed 11 passes out of 19 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. The Minutemen were led in rushing by Marquis Young, who finished with 45 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Andy Isabella was the team leader in receiving with a total of 94 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Massachusetts got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 54 total plays for 312 yards for the game. The Minutemen ran for 131 yards on 24 attempts.
David Washington finished with 256 yards passing for Old Dominion last week. He went 14 for 25, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Monarchs were led on the ground by Gemonta Jackson, who finished with 55 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Zach Pascal led the team in receiving with 68 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Old Dominion had 22 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 481 yards for the contest. The Monarchs ran for 207 yards on 40 carries as a team.
Massachusetts scores 18.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 119th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.6 passes on 31.6 attempts for a 55.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 203.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 90th in college football. The Minutemen run for an average of 81.6 yards per game on 31.2 attempts for an average of 2.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 125th in the nation. They also run 62.8 plays per contest and average 4.5 yards per play for an average of 285.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 126th overall this season. The Minutemen average 15.8 first downs per game which ranks them 124th in the country. They accumulate 46.8 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 96th in the nation.
Massachusetts allows 218.4 passing yards per game, ranking 53rd in D-1, and they allow 28.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 68th. They give up 19.4 completions on 31.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61. The Minutemen allow 195.2 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 95th in the country. Massachusetts allows 413.6 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 75th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 72 yards per game, ranking them 115th among D-1 teams.
Old Dominion averages 33.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 54th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.2 passes per game on 31.2 attempts for a 55.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 221.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 76th in Division 1. The Monarchs run for an average of 186 yards per game on 37.2 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 54th on the ground. They also run 68.4 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 407.4 yards per game, ranking them 77th in the country on offense. The Monarchs get an average of 20.4 first downs per game, which ranks 81st in the nation. They average 55.2 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 63rd in college football.
Old Dominion allows an average of 220.4 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 56th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 64th in the nation. They give up 19 completions on 32.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.9 per game. The Monarchs allow 157.4 rushing yards per contest on 43.2 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 66th in the country. Old Dominion allows 377.8 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 57th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 45.6 yards in each contest, ranking 27th in the nation.
Massachusetts Betting Trends
Massachusetts is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Massachusetts has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Old Dominion Betting Trends
Old Dominion is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
Old Dominion has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 LB Shane Huber Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Old Dominion
09/15/16 QB James Sosinski Personal has left team
10/01/16 RB Ray Lawry Ankle "?"
09/12/16 PK Chris Kirtley Hip out for season
09/07/16 DT Brandon Tyson Achilles out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Massachusetts
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