Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Northwestern Wildcats take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 12 point favorites. This season the Wildcats are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-4-0. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
Clayton Thorson finished with 249 yards through the air for Northwestern last week. He completed 24 passes out of 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led in rushing by Justin Jackson, who finished with 79 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Austin Carr was the team leader in receiving with a total of 109 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Northwestern got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 388 yards for the game. The Wildcats ran for 137 yards on 32 attempts.
C.J. Beathard finished with 162 yards passing for Iowa last week. He went 12 for 23, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led on the ground by Akrum Wadley, who finished with 84 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. George Kittle led the team in receiving with 56 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. Iowa had 19 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 355 yards for the contest. The Hawkeyes ran for 193 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Northwestern scores 16.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 125th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.8 passes on 35 attempts for a 53.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 239.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 62nd in college football. The Wildcats run for an average of 108 yards per game on 34.5 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 119th in the nation. They also run 69.5 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 347.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 105th overall this season. The Wildcats average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 97th in the country. They accumulate 40.8 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, which ranks 115th in the nation.
Northwestern allows 257.5 passing yards per game, ranking 93rd in D-1, and they allow 17 points per contest on defense, which ranks 23rd. They give up 25.3 completions on 38.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.2. The Wildcats allow 177.5 rushing yards per game on 39.8 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 84th in the country. Northwestern allows 435 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 94th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 60.3 yards per game, ranking them 78th among D-1 teams.
Iowa averages 30.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 67th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.5 passes per game on 24.5 attempts for a 59.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 197 yards through the air per game, ranking them 98th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 160.5 yards per game on 31.5 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 85th on the ground. They also run 56 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 357.5 yards per game, ranking them 101st in the country on offense. The Hawkeyes get an average of 18.3 first downs per game, which ranks 104th in the nation. They average 35.8 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 119th in college football.
Iowa allows an average of 186.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 31st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 12th in the nation. They give up 14.3 completions on 26.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 180.3 rushing yards per contest on 44.3 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 86th in the country. Iowa allows 366.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 50th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 40 yards in each contest, ranking 17th in the nation.
Northwestern Betting Trends
Northwestern is 0-4-0 against the over/under this season
Northwestern has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 DB Alonzo Mayo Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/25/16 OL Ben Oxley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/25/16 S Kyle Queiro Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/25/16 CB Matthew Harris Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/18/16 RB Warren Long Hand expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/19/16 DB Keith Watkins II Knee out for season
09/25/16 RB Derrick Mitchell Jr. Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Northwestern
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern
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