Saturday, December 3, 2016
Ladd Peebles Stadium
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The New Mexico State Aggies take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Ladd Peebles Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Alabama as 12 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-1. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 4-6-1 and they are 3-7-1 against the spread.
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Conner Cramer finished with 93 yards through the air for New Mexico State last week. He completed 10 passes out of 24 attempts for a 42% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Conner Cramer, who finished with 74 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Tyrain Taylor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 59 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Mexico State got a total of 10 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 3 came through the air. They ran 55 total plays for 240 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 148 yards on 28 attempts.
Dallas Davis finished with 320 yards passing for South Alabama last week. He went 24 for 45, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led on the ground by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 83 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Maaseiah Francis led the team in receiving with 146 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. South Alabama had 25 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 483 yards for the contest. The Jaguars ran for 157 yards on 34 carries as a team.
New Mexico State scores 24.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 101st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 39.6 attempts for a 55.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 257.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 44th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 152 yards per game on 36.8 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 94th in the nation. They also run 76.5 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 409.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 67th overall this season. The Aggies average 22.3 first downs per game which ranks them 47th in the country. They accumulate 55.4 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 60th in the nation.
New Mexico State allows 253.6 passing yards per game, ranking 94th in D-1, and they allow 39.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 121st. They give up 19.6 completions on 30.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.1. The Aggies allow 241.5 rushing yards per game on 45.1 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 117th in the country. New Mexico State allows 495.1 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 120th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 57.2 yards per game, ranking them 85th among D-1 teams.
South Alabama averages 24.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 96th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.8 passes per game on 32.9 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 244.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 56th in Division 1. The Jaguars run for an average of 140.3 yards per game on 36.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 107th on the ground. They also run 69.1 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 384.4 yards per game, ranking them 87th in the country on offense. The Jaguars get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. They average 70.4 penalty yards per game via 7.9 penalties, ranking them 8th in college football.
South Alabama allows an average of 177.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 10th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 48th in the nation. They give up 15.5 completions on 25.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.2 per game. The Jaguars allow 199.3 rushing yards per contest on 43.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 86th in the country. South Alabama allows 376.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 43rd in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 48.1 yards in each contest, ranking 38th in the nation.
New Mexico State Betting Trends
New Mexico State is 5-5-1 against the over/under this season
New Mexico State has an ATS record of 6-5-0 this season
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 4-6-1 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 3-7-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
New Mexico State
11/28/16 LB Abram Holland Leg injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/28/16 QB Conner Cramer None expected to start Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/28/16 OL Sebastian Anderson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/28/16 QB Tyler Rogers Elbow doubtful Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/27/16 OL Dezmand Candielaria Knee "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/27/16 OL Sage Doxtater Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
11/10/16 OL Jamin Smith Foot out for season
11/10/16 WR Royce Caldwell Leg out for season
09/27/16 DT DeShawnte Lloyd Foot out for season
08/30/16 TE Garron Nash Personal has left team
08/25/16 QB Tyler Matthews Personal has left team
11/28/16 OL Steven Foster Ankle injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. New Mexico State
Josh's Pick: Take South Alabama -12
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