Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The North Texas Mean Green take on the Rice Owls on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Rice Stadium. The opening line for this game has Rice as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Mean Green are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
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Mason Fine finished with 66 yards through the air for North Texas last week. He completed 6 passes out of 22 attempts for a 27% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led in rushing by Jeffrey Wilson, who finished with 26 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Thaddeous Thompson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 50 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Texas got a total of 8 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 3 came through the air. They ran 50 total plays for 53 yards for the game. The Mean Green ran for -13 yards on 28 attempts.
Tyler Stehling finished with 33 yards passing for Rice last week. He went 8 for 25, resulting in a 32% completion percentage. The Owls were led on the ground by Darik Dillard, who finished with 124 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Parker Smith led the team in receiving with 12 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. Rice had 14 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 265 yards for the contest. The Owls ran for 234 yards on 42 carries as a team.
North Texas scores 20.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 107th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.7 passes on 35 attempts for a 50.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 166 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 107th in college football. The Mean Green run for an average of 133 yards per game on 36 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 101st in the nation. They also run 71 plays per contest and average 4.2 yards per play for an average of 299 yards per game, ranking their offense 120th overall this season. The Mean Green average 20.7 first downs per game which ranks them 72nd in the country. They accumulate 62 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, which ranks 55th in the nation.
North Texas allows 196.7 passing yards per game, ranking 45th in D-1, and they allow 28.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 82nd. They give up 12.3 completions on 25 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49.3. The Mean Green allow 228 rushing yards per game on 40.3 carries for an average of 5.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 107th in the country. North Texas allows 424.7 total yards per game including 6.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 93rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 9.3 penalties for 78.7 yards per game, ranking them 116th among D-1 teams.
Rice averages 12.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 127th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.7 passes per game on 31.3 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage. They throw for 137 yards through the air per game, ranking them 121st in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 143.7 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 96th on the ground. They also run 63.3 plays per game and average 4.4 yards per play for a total of 280.7 yards per game, ranking them 125th in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 15.3 first downs per game, which ranks 122nd in the nation. They average 46 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 96th in college football.
Rice allows an average of 320 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 121st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 38.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 114th in the nation. They give up 17.7 completions on 27.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.6 per game. The Owls allow 247 rushing yards per contest on 51 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 117th in the country. Rice allows 567 total yards per game for an average of 7.2 yards per play, which ranks 128th in D-1. They force 0.3 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 70.7 yards in each contest, ranking 103rd in the nation.
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 0-3-0 against the over/under this season
Rice has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
09/07/16 OL Connor Patterson Leg out for season
08/30/16 CB Justin Bickham Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Rice
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