Saturday, November 19, 2016
Jerry Richardson Stadium
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders take on the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Jerry Richardson Stadium. The opening line for this game has MTSU as 6 point favorites. This season the Blue Raiders are 4-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4-0. The 49ers have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 5-5-0 against the spread.
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John Urzua finished with 161 yards through the air for Middle Tennessee last week. He completed 14 passes out of 27 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Blue Raiders were led in rushing by I'Tavius Mathers, who finished with 93 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Richie James was the team leader in receiving with a total of 100 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Middle Tennessee got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 369 yards for the game. The Blue Raiders ran for 110 yards on 28 attempts.
Hasaan Klugh finished with 127 yards passing for Charlotte last week. He went 11 for 24, resulting in a 46% completion percentage. The 49ers were led on the ground by Kalif Phillips, who finished with 183 yards on 29 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Workpeh Kofa led the team in receiving with 57 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. Charlotte had 18 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 439 yards for the contest. The 49ers ran for 303 yards on 46 carries as a team.
Middle Tennessee scores 36.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 28th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 27.9 passes on 44.2 attempts for a 63.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 325.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 11th in college football. The Blue Raiders run for an average of 169.3 yards per game on 31.1 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 73rd in the nation. They also run 75.3 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 494.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 21st overall this season. The Blue Raiders average 24.5 first downs per game which ranks them 21st in the country. They accumulate 52.8 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 73rd in the nation.
Middle Tennessee allows 243.6 passing yards per game, ranking 82nd in D-1, and they allow 32.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 100th. They give up 21.7 completions on 37.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.9. The Blue Raiders allow 191.5 rushing yards per game on 43.7 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 81st in the country. Middle Tennessee allows 435.1 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 85th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 54.1 yards per game, ranking them 70th among D-1 teams.
Charlotte averages 25.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 88th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.7 passes per game on 31.9 attempts for a 55.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 183.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 102nd in Division 1. The 49ers run for an average of 194.9 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 46th on the ground. They also run 73.9 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 378.4 yards per game, ranking them 94th in the country on offense. The 49ers get an average of 20.5 first downs per game, which ranks 79th in the nation. They average 61.7 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 35th in college football.
Charlotte allows an average of 305.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 123rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 107th in the nation. They give up 26.1 completions on 41.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3 per game. The 49ers allow 139.4 rushing yards per contest on 33.1 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 37th in the country. Charlotte allows 444.8 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 94th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7.1 penalties for 61.5 yards in each contest, ranking 98th in the nation.
Middle Tennessee Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee is 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Middle Tennessee has an ATS record of 4-5-1 this season
Charlotte Betting Trends
Charlotte is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Charlotte has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 OL Carlos Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
11/07/16 QB Brent Stockstill Arm out for season
09/06/16 DE Chris Hale Knee out indefinitely
09/06/16 WR Demetrius Frazier Leg out for season
08/30/16 RB Shane Tucker Leg out for season
08/29/16 WR Jocquez Bruce Ankle out for season
08/19/16 WR Terry Pettis Leg out for season
11/13/16 LB Jordan Starnes Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
11/02/16 OL Eugene German Arm out for season
09/07/16 WR Trent Bostick Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +6
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