Saturday, September 17, 2016
Kidd Brewer Stadium
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The Miami Hurricanes take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The opening line for this game has Miami as 5 point favorites. This season the Hurricanes are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread.
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Brad Kaaya finished with 135 yards through the air for Miami last week. He completed 12 passes out of 18 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Hurricanes were led in rushing by Mark Walton, who finished with 116 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Christopher Herndon IV was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Miami got a total of 22 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 8 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 84 total plays for 523 yards for the game. The Hurricanes ran for 373 yards on 36 attempts.
Taylor Lamb finished with 181 yards through the air for Appalachian State last week. He completed 14 passes out of 21 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Mountaineers were led in rushing by Marcus Cox, who finished with 133 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Jaquil Capel was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Appalachian State got a total of 22 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 7 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 70 total plays for 415 yards for the game. The Mountaineers ran for 230 yards on 48 attempts.
Miami scores 54 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15 passes on 26 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 170.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 102nd in college football. The Hurricanes run for an average of 326 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 8.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 7th in the nation. They also run 63.5 plays per contest and average 7.8 yards per play for an average of 496.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 33rd overall this season. The Hurricanes average 21.5 first downs per game which ranks them 61st in the country. They accumulate 72 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 26th in the nation.
Miami allows 171 passing yards per game, ranking 33rd in D-1, and they allow 6.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 16.5 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.6. The Hurricanes allow 34.5 rushing yards per game on 38 carries for an average of 0.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 1st in the country. Miami allows 205.5 total yards per game including 2.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 4th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 64.5 yards per game, ranking them 88th among D-1 teams.
Appalachian State averages 22 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 104th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 22.5 attempts for a 66.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 146.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 115th in Division 1. The Mountaineers run for an average of 207 yards per game on 45.5 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 50th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 353.5 yards per game, ranking them 95th in the country on offense. The Mountaineers get an average of 19.5 first downs per game, which ranks 82nd in the nation. They average 54 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 69th in college football.
Appalachian State allows an average of 180.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 40th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in the nation. They give up 16.5 completions on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.8 per game. The Mountaineers allow 142 rushing yards per contest on 37 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 70th in the country. Appalachian State allows 322.5 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 47th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 50 yards in each contest, ranking 50th in the nation.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Appalachian State Betting Trends
Appalachian State is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Appalachian State has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 DL Chad Thomas Shoulder injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/11/16 DB Adrian Colbert Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/11/16 QB Tucker Beirne Legal problems "?" Saturday vs. Appalachian St
09/10/16 DL Courtel Jenkins Knee out indefinitely
09/05/16 LB Jamie Gordinier Knee out for season
09/03/16 LB Juwon Young Suspension has transferred
09/03/16 WR Sam Bruce Leg out indefinitely
09/01/16 DL Scott Patchan Knee out indefinitely
08/27/16 DL Al-Quadin Muhammad Dismissed has been dismissed
08/27/16 LB Jeremaine Grace Dismissed has been dismissed
08/19/16 RB Trayone Gray Knee out for season
08/18/16 WR Lawrence Cager Knee out for season
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Miami
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