Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The UMass Minutemen take on the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Williams-Brice Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Carolina as 21 point favorites. This season the Minutemen are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Gamecocks have an over/under record of 1-5-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
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Andrew Ford finished with 268 yards through the air for Massachusetts last week. He completed 29 passes out of 40 attempts for a 73% completion percentage. The Minutemen were led in rushing by Sekai Lindsay, who finished with 46 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Adam Breneman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 94 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Massachusetts got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 399 yards for the game. The Minutemen ran for 131 yards on 33 attempts.
Perry Orth finished with 288 yards passing for South Carolina last week. He went 26 for 36, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Gamecocks were led on the ground by Rico Dowdle, who finished with 30 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Deebo Samuel led the team in receiving with 90 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. South Carolina had 0 first downs total. 0 came from running the ball and 0 came from a pass. They ran 0 total plays for 0 yards for the contest. The Gamecocks ran for 0 yards on 0 carries as a team.
Massachusetts scores 19.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 118th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 33 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 217.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 81st in college football. The Minutemen run for an average of 99.7 yards per game on 31.9 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 121st in the nation. They also run 64.9 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 317.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 123rd overall this season. The Minutemen average 18 first downs per game which ranks them 114th in the country. They accumulate 56 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, which ranks 60th in the nation.
Massachusetts allows 261.6 passing yards per game, ranking 94th in D-1, and they allow 33.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 103rd. They give up 20.6 completions on 32.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.2. The Minutemen allow 207 rushing yards per game on 42.4 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 101st in the country. Massachusetts allows 468.6 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 111th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 64.3 yards per game, ranking them 107th among D-1 teams.
South Carolina averages 14 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 128th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.2 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 212.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 87th in Division 1. The Gamecocks run for an average of 92.3 yards per game on 30.7 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 125th on the ground. They also run 63.7 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 304.5 yards per game, ranking them 126th in the country on offense. The Gamecocks get an average of 15.8 first downs per game, which ranks 126th in the nation. They average 48.8 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 92nd in college football.
South Carolina allows an average of 173 passing yards per game, which ranks 14th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 29th in the nation. They give up 18.5 completions on 31.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.4 per game. The Gamecocks allow 222.7 rushing yards per contest on 43.2 carries for a 5.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 110th in the country. South Carolina allows 395.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 60th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 49 yards in each contest, ranking 40th in the nation.
Massachusetts Betting Trends
Massachusetts is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Massachusetts has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
South Carolina Betting Trends
South Carolina is 1-5-0 against the over/under this season
South Carolina has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/17/16 RB Marquis Young Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/16/16 QB Ross Comis Leg "?" Saturday vs. South Carolina
10/12/16 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
09/15/16 QB James Sosinski Personal has left team
10/07/16 WR Randrecous Davis Hamstring out indefinitely
10/06/16 QB Lorenzo Nunez Redshirt out for season
09/30/16 DB Toure Boyd Personal has left team
09/08/16 OL Donell Stanley Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
08/29/16 WR Christian Owens Personal has left team
08/29/16 DB Rico McWilliams Personal out for season
Tony's Pick: Take South Carolina
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