Saturday, November 12, 2016
L.T. Smith Stadium
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The North Texas Mean Green take on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at L.T. Smith Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 30 point favorites. This season the Mean Green are 5-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Hilltoppers have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread.
Mason Fine finished with 207 yards through the air for North Texas last week. He completed 23 passes out of 34 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led in rushing by Jeffrey Wilson, who finished with 66 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jeffrey Wilson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 61 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Texas got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 289 yards for the game. The Mean Green ran for 82 yards on 30 attempts.
Mike White finished with 274 yards passing for Western Kentucky last week. He went 16 for 23, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Hilltoppers were led on the ground by Anthony Wales, who finished with 111 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 9 yards per rush. Taywan Taylor led the team in receiving with 97 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Western Kentucky had 24 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 509 yards for the contest. The Hilltoppers ran for 225 yards on 37 carries as a team.
North Texas scores 25.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 86th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20 passes on 33.9 attempts for a 59 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 201.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 94th in college football. The Mean Green run for an average of 145.2 yards per game on 35.9 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 99th in the nation. They also run 69.8 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 346.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 115th overall this season. The Mean Green average 19.4 first downs per game which ranks them 99th in the country. They accumulate 71 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, which ranks 10th in the nation.
North Texas allows 207.6 passing yards per game, ranking 40th in D-1, and they allow 29.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 81st. They give up 15.6 completions on 30.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.5. The Mean Green allow 204.2 rushing yards per game on 43.2 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 100th in the country. North Texas allows 411.8 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 74th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.4 penalties for 66.4 yards per game, ranking them 110th among D-1 teams.
Western Kentucky averages 42.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 12th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.1 passes per game on 34.7 attempts for a 66.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 339.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 9th in Division 1. The Hilltoppers run for an average of 166.9 yards per game on 32.7 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 74th on the ground. They also run 67.4 plays per game and average 7.5 yards per play for a total of 506.5 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the country on offense. The Hilltoppers get an average of 23.3 first downs per game, which ranks 34th in the nation. They average 64 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 27th in college football.
Western Kentucky allows an average of 272.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 113th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 51st in the nation. They give up 22.9 completions on 38.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 108.1 rushing yards per contest on 34.3 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 10th in the country. Western Kentucky allows 380.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 42nd in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 50.7 yards in each contest, ranking 51st in the nation.
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 5-3-1 this season
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
10/18/16 WR John Brunner Personal left the team
10/01/16 RB D'Andre Ferby Shoulder out for season
10/01/16 DB Marcus Ward Knee out for season
09/06/16 RB Leon Allen Knee out indefinitely
08/27/16 QB Nelson Fishback Pectoral out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Western Kentucky -30
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