Saturday, September 24, 2016
Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The New Mexico State Aggies take on the Troy Trojans on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Troy as 17.5 point favorites. This season the Aggies are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
Tyler Rogers finished with 246 yards through the air for New Mexico State last week. He completed 16 passes out of 33 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Xavier Hall, who finished with 94 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Royce Caldwell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 36 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Mexico State got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 500 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 223 yards on 45 attempts.
Brandon Silvers finished with 123 yards passing for Troy last week. He went 10 for 27, resulting in a 37% completion percentage. The Trojans were led on the ground by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 176 yards on 36 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Emanuel Thompson led the team in receiving with 53 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Troy had 19 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 309 yards for the contest. The Trojans ran for 186 yards on 49 carries as a team.
New Mexico State scores 32 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 66th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.3 passes on 36.7 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 229.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 69th in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 154.7 yards per game on 36.7 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 85th in the nation. They also run 73.3 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 384 yards per game, ranking their offense 85th overall this season. The Aggies average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 48th in the country. They accumulate 49.3 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 88th in the nation.
New Mexico State allows 218.3 passing yards per game, ranking 63rd in D-1, and they allow 43.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 124th. They give up 15 completions on 25 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60. The Aggies allow 297 rushing yards per game on 48.3 carries for an average of 6.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 127th in the country. New Mexico State allows 515.3 total yards per game including 7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 120th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 66 yards per game, ranking them 91st among D-1 teams.
Troy averages 39.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 36th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.7 passes per game on 36.3 attempts for a 59.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 230.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 68th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 236.7 yards per game on 41.7 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 25th on the ground. They also run 78 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 467 yards per game, ranking them 39th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 23 first downs per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. They average 106 penalty yards per game via 11.7 penalties, ranking them 2nd in college football.
Troy allows an average of 238.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 80th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26 points per contest, which has them ranked 71st in the nation. They give up 21.7 completions on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.6 per game. The Trojans allow 124.3 rushing yards per contest on 34 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 49th in the country. Troy allows 363 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 59th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 8.7 penalties for 76.3 yards in each contest, ranking 112th in the nation.
New Mexico State Betting Trends
New Mexico State is 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
New Mexico State has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
New Mexico State
09/18/16 LB Derek Ibekwe Hernia "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/18/16 RB Larry Rose III Hernia "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/16/16 OL Jamin Smith Foot out indefinitely
08/30/16 TE Garron Nash Personal has left team
08/25/16 QB Tyler Matthews Personal has left team
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico State
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