Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Miami Hurricanes take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Scott Stadium. The opening line for this game has Miami as 11 point favorites. This season the Hurricanes are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Cavaliers have an over/under record of 3-5-1 and they are 4-4-1 against the spread.
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Brad Kaaya finished with 356 yards through the air for Miami last week. He completed 32 passes out of 47 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Hurricanes were led in rushing by Mark Walton, who finished with 125 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Ahmmon Richards was the team leader in receiving with a total of 144 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Miami got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 83 total plays for 534 yards for the game. The Hurricanes ran for 178 yards on 36 attempts.
Kurt Benkert finished with 190 yards passing for Virginia last week. He went 20 for 39, resulting in a 51% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led on the ground by Taquan Mizzell, who finished with 80 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Taquan Mizzell led the team in receiving with 79 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Virginia had 21 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 295 yards for the contest. The Cavaliers ran for 105 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Miami scores 34.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 33rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.1 passes on 32.2 attempts for a 62.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 263.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 36th in college football. The Hurricanes run for an average of 152.1 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 94th in the nation. They also run 65.2 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 415.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 59th overall this season. The Hurricanes average 19.2 first downs per game which ranks them 104th in the country. They accumulate 69.8 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 13th in the nation.
Miami allows 212.4 passing yards per game, ranking 45th in D-1, and they allow 19.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 17th. They give up 19.1 completions on 32.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.9. The Hurricanes allow 146.7 rushing yards per game on 41.2 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 42nd in the country. Miami allows 359.1 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 53.1 yards per game, ranking them 64th among D-1 teams.
Virginia averages 25.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 87th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 41.2 attempts for a 55.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 256.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 44th in Division 1. The Cavaliers run for an average of 109.3 yards per game on 30.9 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 119th on the ground. They also run 72.1 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 365.6 yards per game, ranking them 106th in the country on offense. The Cavaliers get an average of 20.6 first downs per game, which ranks 75th in the nation. They average 58.2 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 46th in college football.
Virginia allows an average of 271 passing yards per game, which ranks 110th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32 points per contest, which has them ranked 99th in the nation. They give up 20.4 completions on 32.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 63 per game. The Cavaliers allow 174.4 rushing yards per contest on 40.1 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 70th in the country. Virginia allows 445.4 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 100th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 58.4 yards in each contest, ranking 88th in the nation.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 3-5-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 4-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 DB Adrian Colbert Forearm "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
11/06/16 DL Demetrius Jackson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
11/06/16 DL Scott Patchan Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/11/16 OT Sunny Odogwu Ankle out indefinitely
10/10/16 WR Sam Bruce Dismissed has been dismissed
09/16/16 QB Tucker Beirne Legal problems out indefinitely
09/05/16 LB Jamie Gordinier Knee out for season
09/03/16 LB Juwon Young Suspension has transferred
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
11/06/16 WR Warren Craft Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/06/16 TE Evan Butts Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/06/16 TE Richard Burney Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/06/16 DE Christian Baumgardner Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
11/06/16 LB Dillon Davis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
10/31/16 CB Kirk Garner Knee out for season
10/14/16 CB Myles Robinson Toe out for season
10/14/16 CB Darious Latimore Knee out for season
09/27/16 CB Tim Harris Shoulder out for season
09/27/16 LB Malcolm Cook Illness out for season
09/27/16 OG Sean Karl Back out for season
09/27/16 DE Christian Brooks Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia +11
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