Saturday, November 5, 2016
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The UMass Minutemen take on the Troy Trojans on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Troy as 23 point favorites. This season the Minutemen are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 2-4-1 and they are 4-3-0 against the spread.
Andrew Ford finished with 355 yards through the air for Massachusetts last week. He completed 25 passes out of 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Minutemen were led in rushing by Sekai Lindsay, who finished with 58 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Adam Breneman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 138 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Massachusetts got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 507 yards for the game. The Minutemen ran for 143 yards on 24 attempts.
Brandon Silvers finished with 395 yards passing for Troy last week. He went 28 for 42, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 143 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Tevaris McCormick led the team in receiving with 127 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. Troy had 28 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 585 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 190 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Massachusetts scores 22.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 111th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.9 passes on 34.9 attempts for a 57 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 60th in college football. The Minutemen run for an average of 109.2 yards per game on 31.6 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 122nd in the nation. They also run 66.4 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 346.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 116th overall this season. The Minutemen average 19.2 first downs per game which ranks them 106th in the country. They accumulate 58.8 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, which ranks 52nd in the nation.
Massachusetts allows 258.6 passing yards per game, ranking 96th in D-1, and they allow 30.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 90th. They give up 20.2 completions on 32.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63. The Minutemen allow 190 rushing yards per game on 41.4 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 85th in the country. Massachusetts allows 448.6 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 104th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 67.3 yards per game, ranking them 112th among D-1 teams.
Troy averages 37.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 24th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24.4 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 64.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 282.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 26th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 198.9 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 42nd on the ground. They also run 78 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 481.6 yards per game, ranking them 28th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 24.4 first downs per game, which ranks 22nd in the nation. They average 78.9 penalty yards per game via 8.7 penalties, ranking them 5th in college football.
Troy allows an average of 271.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 111th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. They give up 21.7 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 53 per game. The Trojans allow 105.4 rushing yards per contest on 33.4 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the country. Troy allows 377.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 43rd in D-1. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and 8.3 penalties for 66 yards in each contest, ranking 107th in the nation.
Massachusetts Betting Trends
Massachusetts is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Massachusetts has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 2-4-1 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 LB Da'Sean Downey Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Troy
10/30/16 RB Marquis Young Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Troy
10/30/16 QB Ross Comis Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Troy
10/30/16 S Tedrick Lowery Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Troy
10/12/16 LB Shane Huber Knee out for season
09/15/16 QB James Sosinski Personal has left team
10/30/16 CB Blace Brown Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Massachusetts
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