Saturday, September 10, 2016
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The North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 10 point favorites and the over/under was set at 61. This season the Tar Heels are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Fighting Illini have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Mitch Trubisky finished with 156 yards through the air for North Carolina last week. He completed 24 passes out of 40 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Tar Heels were led in rushing by T.J. Logan, who finished with 80 yards on 6 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 13 yards per carry. Ryan Switzer was the team leader in receiving with a total of 52 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Carolina got a total of 16 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 10 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 59 total plays for 315 yards for the game. The Tar Heels ran for 159 yards on 19 attempts.
Wes Lunt finished with 226 yards through the air for Illinois last week. He completed 15 passes out of 21 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Fighting Illini were led in rushing by Kendrick Foster, who finished with 118 yards on 4 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 30 yards per carry. Malik Turner was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. Illinois got a total of 21 first downs by way of 10 rushing, 9 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 64 total plays for 515 yards for the game. The Fighting Illini ran for 287 yards on 40 attempts.
North Carolina scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 78th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 40 attempts for a 60 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 156 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 106th in college football. The Tar Heels run for an average of 159 yards per game on 19 attempts for an average of 8.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 69th in the nation. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 315 yards per game, ranking their offense 98th overall this season. The Tar Heels average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 103rd in the country. They accumulate 101 penalty yards per game via 13 penalties, which ranks 11th in the nation.
North Carolina allows 185 passing yards per game, ranking 58th in D-1, and they allow 33 points per contest on defense, which ranks 99th. They give up 13 completions on 20 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65. The Tar Heels allow 289 rushing yards per game on 52 carries for an average of 5.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 119th in the country. North Carolina allows 474 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 105th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9 penalties for 70 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
Illinois averages 52 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 24 attempts for a 66.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 228 yards through the air per game, ranking them 63rd in Division 1. The Fighting Illini run for an average of 287 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 7.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 20th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 8 yards per play for a total of 515 yards per game, ranking them 34th in the country on offense. The Fighting Illini get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. They average 55 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 58th in college football.
Illinois allows an average of 175 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 52nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 3 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th in the nation. They give up 21 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 60 per game. The Fighting Illini allow -10 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a -0.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 1st in the country. Illinois allows 165 total yards per game for an average of 2.7 yards per play, which ranks 10th in D-1. They force 3 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 29 yards in each contest, ranking 17th in the nation.
North Carolina Betting Trends
North Carolina is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
North Carolina has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Illinois Betting Trends
Illinois is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Illinois has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/04/16 DE Dajaun Drennon Foot "?" Saturday vs. Illinois
09/05/16 OL Joe Spencer Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/04/16 RB Dre Brown ACL "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
09/04/16 WR Mike Dudek ACL "?" Saturday vs. North Carolina
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina
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