Saturday, September 17, 2016
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
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The North Texas Mean Green take on the Florida Gators on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The opening line for this game has Florida as 36 point favorites. This season the Mean Green are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Gators have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Mason Fine finished with 108 yards through the air for North Texas last week. He completed 11 passes out of 22 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led in rushing by Willy Ivery, who finished with 103 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Thaddeous Thompson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 32 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Texas got a total of 28 first downs by way of 18 rushing, 7 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 84 total plays for 450 yards for the game. The Mean Green ran for 329 yards on 51 attempts.
Luke Del Rio finished with 320 yards through the air for Florida last week. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Gators were led in rushing by Lamical Perine, who finished with 105 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Antonio Callaway was the team leader in receiving with a total of 129 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Florida got a total of 28 first downs by way of 13 rushing, 15 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 83 total plays for 564 yards for the game. The Gators ran for 244 yards on 50 attempts.
North Texas scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 69th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.5 passes on 41.5 attempts for a 56.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 216 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 74th in college football. The Mean Green run for an average of 206 yards per game on 40 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 51st in the nation. They also run 81.5 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 422 yards per game, ranking their offense 62nd overall this season. The Mean Green average 27 first downs per game which ranks them 23rd in the country. They accumulate 58 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 55th in the nation.
North Texas allows 187 passing yards per game, ranking 47th in D-1, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 80th. They give up 10.5 completions on 23 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 45.7. The Mean Green allow 214.5 rushing yards per game on 39 carries for an average of 5.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 105th in the country. North Texas allows 401.5 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 89th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.5 penalties for 69.5 yards per game, ranking them 97th among D-1 teams.
Florida averages 34.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 57th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38.5 attempts for a 62.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 288 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th in Division 1. The Gators run for an average of 175.5 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 70th on the ground. They also run 78 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 463.5 yards per game, ranking them 45th in the country on offense. The Gators get an average of 24.5 first downs per game, which ranks 36th in the nation. They average 77.5 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 21st in college football.
Florida allows an average of 98 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 6th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 7 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th in the nation. They give up 6 completions on 15.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 38.7 per game. The Gators allow 70 rushing yards per contest on 34.5 carries for a 2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 16th in the country. Florida allows 168 total yards per game for an average of 3.4 yards per play, which ranks 2nd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 4.5 penalties for 25 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd in the nation.
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Florida Betting Trends
Florida is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Florida has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
09/12/16 WR Antonio Callaway Quad injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/11/16 WR Chris Thompson Leg "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/11/16 WR Kalif Jackson Foot "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
09/06/16 WR Dre Massey Knee out for season
08/19/16 DB C.J. McWilliams ACL out for season
08/11/16 OL Antonio Riles Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take North Texas
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