Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Byrd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 3 point favorites. This season the Golden Gophers are 1-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
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Mitch Leidner finished with 166 yards through the air for Minnesota last week. He completed 13 passes out of 33 attempts for a 39% completion percentage. The Golden Gophers were led in rushing by Shannon Brooks, who finished with 55 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Brian Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 60 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Minnesota got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 268 yards for the game. The Golden Gophers ran for 102 yards on 29 attempts.
Perry Hills finished with 72 yards passing for Maryland last week. He went 5 for 7, resulting in a 71% completion percentage. The Terrapins were led on the ground by Lorenzo Harrison, who finished with 76 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 13 yards per rush. Ty Johnson led the team in receiving with 69 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 35 yards per reception. Maryland had 11 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 54 total plays for 270 yards for the contest. The Terrapins ran for 170 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Minnesota scores 30.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.4 passes on 30.6 attempts for a 56.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 202.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 93rd in college football. The Golden Gophers run for an average of 203 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 39th in the nation. They also run 73.2 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 405.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 73rd overall this season. The Golden Gophers average 23.4 first downs per game which ranks them 38th in the country. They accumulate 72.2 penalty yards per game via 8.6 penalties, which ranks 18th in the nation.
Minnesota allows 232.6 passing yards per game, ranking 72nd in D-1, and they allow 23.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 45th. They give up 19.6 completions on 36.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.1. The Golden Gophers allow 134.2 rushing yards per game on 36.8 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 38th in the country. Minnesota allows 366.8 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 41st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4 penalties for 41.4 yards per game, ranking them 10th among D-1 teams.
Maryland averages 37.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 33rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 12.8 passes per game on 21.2 attempts for a 60.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 153 yards through the air per game, ranking them 118th in Division 1. The Terrapins run for an average of 274 yards per game on 44.6 attempts for an average of 6.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 9th on the ground. They also run 65.8 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 427 yards per game, ranking them 56th in the country on offense. The Terrapins get an average of 19.4 first downs per game, which ranks 98th in the nation. They average 59.6 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 50th in college football.
Maryland allows an average of 195.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 32nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 33.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.2 per game. The Terrapins allow 169.6 rushing yards per contest on 43.6 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 73rd in the country. Maryland allows 365 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 39th in D-1. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and 7.4 penalties for 65 yards in each contest, ranking 104th in the nation.
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 1-3-1 this season
Maryland Betting Trends
Maryland is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Maryland has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 QB Mitch Leidner Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Maryland
10/10/16 DL Tai'yon Devers Ankle probable Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 DB Alexander Starks Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 OL Jonah Pirsig Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 RB Rodney Smith Hand injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 DL Tamarion Johnson Suspension Served "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 OL Vincent Calhoun Toe probable Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 TE Brandon Lingen Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 LB Carter Coughlin Elbow probable Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 LB Cody Poock Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 CB Coney Durr Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 DB Daletavious 'Duke' McGhee Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/09/16 DB Dior Johnson Suspension Served "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
09/26/16 S Ace Rogers Knee out for season
10/09/16 LB Isaiah Davis Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Minnesota U
10/09/16 QB Perry Hills Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Minnesota U
09/29/16 DB Denzel Conyers ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland
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