Saturday, September 10, 2016
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The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Vanderbilt Stadium. The opening line for this game has Vanderbilt as 5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52. This season the Blue Raiders are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Commodores have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
Brent Stockstill finished with 329 yards through the air for Middle Tennessee last week. He completed 30 passes out of 36 attempts for a 83% completion percentage. The Blue Raiders were led in rushing by Terelle West, who finished with 83 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 73 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Middle Tennessee got a total of 35 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 22 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 93 total plays for 681 yards for the game. The Blue Raiders ran for 246 yards on 40 attempts.
Kyle Shurmur finished with 73 yards through the air for Vanderbilt last week. He completed 8 passes out of 22 attempts for a 36% completion percentage. The Commodores were led in rushing by Ralph Webb, who finished with 97 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Ralph Webb was the team leader in receiving with a total of 28 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. Vanderbilt got a total of 14 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 4 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 65 total plays for 242 yards for the game. The Commodores ran for 169 yards on 42 attempts.
Middle Tennessee scores 55 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 15th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 40 passes on 53 attempts for a 75.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 435 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in college football. The Blue Raiders run for an average of 246 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 34th in the nation. They also run 93 plays per contest and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 681 yards per game, ranking their offense 5th overall this season. The Blue Raiders average 35 first downs per game which ranks them 5th in the country. They accumulate 87 penalty yards per game via 9 penalties, which ranks 15th in the nation.
Middle Tennessee allows 54 passing yards per game, ranking 5th in D-1, and they allow 0 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 9 completions on 24 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 37.5. The Blue Raiders allow 92 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 43rd in the country. Middle Tennessee allows 146 total yards per game including 2.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 7th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 30 yards per game, ranking them 20th among D-1 teams.
Vanderbilt averages 10 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 122nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 8 passes per game on 23 attempts for a 34.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 73 yards through the air per game, ranking them 125th in Division 1. The Commodores run for an average of 169 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 64th on the ground. They also run 65 plays per game and average 3.7 yards per play for a total of 242 yards per game, ranking them 121st in the country on offense. The Commodores get an average of 14 first downs per game, which ranks 117th in the nation. They average 33 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 103rd in college football.
Vanderbilt allows an average of 187 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 60th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13 points per contest, which has them ranked 42nd in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3 per game. The Commodores allow 121 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 62nd in the country. Vanderbilt allows 308 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 54th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 51 yards in each contest, ranking 64th in the nation.
Middle Tennessee Betting Trends
Middle Tennessee is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Middle Tennessee has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Vanderbilt Betting Trends
Vanderbilt is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Vanderbilt has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/16 DE Chris Hale Undisclosed injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
09/05/16 WR Demetrius Frazier Leg injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Vanderbilt
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
09/04/16 DL Jay Woods Knee "?" Saturday vs. Middle Tenn St
08/14/16 OT Andrew Jelks Knee out for season
08/14/16 QB Shawn Stankavage Leg out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Middle Tennessee
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