Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Michigan State Spartans take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 8 point favorites. This season the Spartans are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Hoosiers have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Tyler O'Connor finished with 224 yards through the air for Michigan State last week. He completed 18 passes out of 38 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Spartans were led in rushing by LJ Scott, who finished with 61 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Donnie Corley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Michigan State got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 325 yards for the game. The Spartans ran for 75 yards on 27 attempts.
Richard Lagow finished with 496 yards passing for Indiana last week. He went 28 for 47, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Hoosiers were led on the ground by Devine Redding, who finished with 68 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Ricky Jones led the team in receiving with 208 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Indiana had 25 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 611 yards for the contest. The Hoosiers ran for 115 yards on 32 carries as a team.
Michigan State scores 23.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 104th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.3 passes on 29 attempts for a 59.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 227 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 69th in college football. The Spartans run for an average of 168.7 yards per game on 39.7 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 75th in the nation. They also run 68.7 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 395.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 80th overall this season. The Spartans average 20.3 first downs per game which ranks them 88th in the country. They accumulate 66.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 32nd in the nation.
Michigan State allows 226 passing yards per game, ranking 64th in D-1, and they allow 23.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 52nd. They give up 17.3 completions on 31.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.3. The Spartans allow 88.7 rushing yards per game on 33 carries for an average of 2.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the country. Michigan State allows 314.7 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 50.7 yards per game, ranking them 48th among D-1 teams.
Indiana averages 30.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 65th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 61.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 334 yards through the air per game, ranking them 14th in Division 1. The Hoosiers run for an average of 182.7 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 61st on the ground. They also run 77 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 516.7 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the country on offense. The Hoosiers get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 37th in the nation. They average 75.7 penalty yards per game via 8.7 penalties, ranking them 19th in college football.
Indiana allows an average of 223.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 60th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 42nd in the nation. They give up 18.3 completions on 35.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.9 per game. The Hoosiers allow 128 rushing yards per contest on 36 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 41st in the country. Indiana allows 351.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 38th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 33.7 yards in each contest, ranking 7th in the nation.
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Indiana Betting Trends
Indiana is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Indiana has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 LB Riley Bullough Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
09/01/16 DT Enoch Smith Jr. Personal left the team
09/25/16 K Aaron Del Grosso Legal problems "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/23/16 RB Kiante Enis Legal problems dismissed from team
09/18/16 WR Simmie Cobbs Jr. Ankle out indefinitely
09/02/16 TE Jordan Fuchs Ankle out indefinitely
09/02/16 DB Wesley Green Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 WR J-Shun Harris II Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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