Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Michigan Wolverines take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 7 point favorites. This season the Wolverines are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-4-0. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 5-6-0 and they are 6-5-0 against the spread.
John O'Korn finished with 59 yards through the air for Michigan last week. He completed 7 passes out of 16 attempts for a 44% completion percentage. The Wolverines were led in rushing by De'Veon Smith, who finished with 158 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Ty Isaac was the team leader in receiving with a total of 21 yards and 1 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Michigan got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 2 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 284 yards for the game. The Wolverines ran for 225 yards on 50 attempts.
J.T. Barrett finished with 86 yards passing for Ohio State last week. He went 10 for 22, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Buckeyes were led on the ground by Mike Weber, who finished with 111 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Curtis Samuel led the team in receiving with 40 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Ohio State had 16 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 310 yards for the contest. The Buckeyes ran for 224 yards on 45 carries as a team.
Michigan scores 42.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.7 passes on 26.9 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 215.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 83rd in college football. The Wolverines run for an average of 235.4 yards per game on 44.9 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the nation. They also run 71.8 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 451.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 38th overall this season. The Wolverines average 22.8 first downs per game which ranks them 43rd in the country. They accumulate 45.2 penalty yards per game via 4.7 penalties, which ranks 103rd in the nation.
Michigan allows 137 passing yards per game, ranking 1st in D-1, and they allow 10.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 1st. They give up 10.8 completions on 24.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 44.2. The Wolverines allow 108.6 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 10th in the country. Michigan allows 245.6 total yards per game including 4.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 1st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 43 yards per game, ranking them 22nd among D-1 teams.
Ohio State averages 43.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 5th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.1 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 64.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 230 yards through the air per game, ranking them 68th in Division 1. The Buckeyes run for an average of 263.5 yards per game on 46.1 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 8th on the ground. They also run 77.4 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 493.5 yards per game, ranking them 20th in the country on offense. The Buckeyes get an average of 25.5 first downs per game, which ranks 11th in the nation. They average 52.7 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 74th in college football.
Ohio State allows an average of 159.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 3rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th in the nation. They give up 13.5 completions on 29.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 45.4 per game. The Buckeyes allow 124.3 rushing yards per contest on 35 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the country. Ohio State allows 283.8 total yards per game for an average of 4.4 yards per play, which ranks 5th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 4.3 penalties for 37.9 yards in each contest, ranking 4th in the nation.
Michigan Betting Trends
Michigan is 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Ohio State has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 QB Wilton Speight Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/18/16 WR Jack Wangler Suspension out indefinitely
11/18/16 LB Jared Wangler Suspension out indefinitely
11/08/16 RB Drake Johnson Hamstring out for season
10/03/16 OL Grant Newsome Knee out for season
09/26/16 CB Jeremy Clark Knee out for season
09/26/16 RB Kareem Walker Academics out for season
11/20/16 WR Corey Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
11/20/16 WR Dontre Wilson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
10/31/16 OL Malcom Pridgeon Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/26/16 OL Isiah Prince Knee out for season
09/30/16 OL Demetrius Knox Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/26/16 WR K.J. Hill Ankle expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/24/16 LB Justin Hilliard Undisclosed out for season
09/05/16 DL Tracy Sprinkle Leg out for season
08/31/16 DB Cam Burrows Foot out for season
08/29/16 QB Torrence Gibson Suspension out for season
08/19/16 DL Darius Slade Achilles out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State -7
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