Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Tiger Stadium. The opening line for this game has LSU as 3 point favorites. This season the Bulldogs are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
Nick Fitzgerald finished with 178 yards through the air for Mississippi State last week. He completed 19 passes out of 29 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led in rushing by Nick Fitzgerald, who finished with 195 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Fred Ross was the team leader in receiving with a total of 56 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Mississippi State got a total of 24 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 9 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 485 yards for the game. The Bulldogs ran for 290 yards on 45 attempts.
Danny Etling finished with 100 yards through the air for LSU last week. He completed 6 passes out of 14 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Derrius Guice, who finished with 155 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. DeSean Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 46 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. LSU got a total of 18 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 6 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 56 total plays for 371 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 244 yards on 37 attempts.
Mississippi State scores 23.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 99th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 30.5 attempts for a 65.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 169 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 103rd in college football. The Bulldogs run for an average of 264.5 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 6.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 18th in the nation. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 433.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 58th overall this season. The Bulldogs average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 50th in the country. They accumulate 50.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 75th in the nation.
Mississippi State allows 247 passing yards per game, ranking 89th in D-1, and they allow 17.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 38th. They give up 22 completions on 36.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.3. The Bulldogs allow 64 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for an average of 2.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the country. Mississippi State allows 311 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 38th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 63.5 yards per game, ranking them 85th among D-1 teams.
LSU averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 96th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 10 passes per game on 20 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage. They throw for 129 yards through the air per game, ranking them 121st in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 185 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 62nd on the ground. They also run 53 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 314 yards per game, ranking them 113th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 16 first downs per game, which ranks 111th in the nation. They average 46 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 88th in college football.
LSU allows an average of 226.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 72nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 14.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 29th in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5 per game. The Tigers allow 127 rushing yards per contest on 38 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 52nd in the country. LSU allows 353.5 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 63rd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 58 yards in each contest, ranking 72nd in the nation.
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
LSU Betting Trends
LSU is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
LSU has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/30/16 DL Will Coleman Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/25/16 DB Cedric Jiles Arm out indefinitely
08/25/16 DB Tolando Cleveland ACL out for season
09/12/16 G Josh Boutte Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/11/16 RB Leonard Fournette Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
08/16/16 DE Isaiah Washington Leg out for season
08/11/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle out indefinitely
08/10/16 DT Christian LaCouture ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Mississippi State
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