Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Michigan State Spartans take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Byrd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Spartans are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 1-5-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Tyler O'Connor finished with 281 yards through the air for Michigan State last week. He completed 13 passes out of 21 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Spartans were led in rushing by Brian Lewerke, who finished with 30 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. R.J. Shelton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 190 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Michigan State got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 475 yards for the game. The Spartans ran for 51 yards on 23 attempts.
Tyrrell Pigrome finished with 161 yards passing for Maryland last week. He went 18 for 37, resulting in a 49% completion percentage. The Terrapins were led on the ground by Tyrrell Pigrome, who finished with 71 yards on 25 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Levern Jacobs led the team in receiving with 82 yards and 10 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Maryland had 16 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 291 yards for the contest. The Terrapins ran for 130 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Michigan State scores 24.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 99th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.8 passes on 30.8 attempts for a 61.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 248.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 48th in college football. The Spartans run for an average of 136.2 yards per game on 35.8 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 107th in the nation. They also run 66.7 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 384.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 87th overall this season. The Spartans average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 102nd in the country. They accumulate 61.8 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 41st in the nation.
Michigan State allows 229.7 passing yards per game, ranking 70th in D-1, and they allow 30 points per contest on defense, which ranks 85th. They give up 19 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.3. The Spartans allow 148.5 rushing yards per game on 39.7 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 53rd in the country. Michigan State allows 378.2 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 50th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 43.5 yards per game, ranking them 18th among D-1 teams.
Maryland averages 32.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 46th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 13.7 passes per game on 23.8 attempts for a 57.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 154.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 119th in Division 1. The Terrapins run for an average of 250 yards per game on 43.2 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 404.3 yards per game, ranking them 70th in the country on offense. The Terrapins get an average of 18.8 first downs per game, which ranks 104th in the nation. They average 62.2 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 38th in college football.
Maryland allows an average of 176.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 16th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 31st in the nation. They give up 15.3 completions on 30.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.8 per game. The Terrapins allow 179.5 rushing yards per contest on 44.3 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 82nd in the country. Maryland allows 356 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 36th in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 62.5 yards in each contest, ranking 99th in the nation.
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
Maryland Betting Trends
Maryland is 1-5-0 against the over/under this season
Maryland has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 LB Riley Bullough Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/07/16 DE Mufi Hunt Knee out indefinitely
10/04/16 DT Raequan Williams Shoulder out indefinitely
09/27/16 LB Jon Reschke Ankle out indefinitely
09/01/16 DT Enoch Smith Jr. Personal left the team
10/16/16 LB Isaiah Davis Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Michigan State
10/16/16 QB Perry Hills Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
10/16/16 DB William Likely Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
10/12/16 RB Trey Edmunds Foot out indefinitely
09/29/16 DB Denzel Conyers ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan State
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