Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Byrd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 28 point favorites. This season the Buckeyes are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread.
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J.T. Barrett finished with 290 yards through the air for Ohio State last week. He completed 26 passes out of 38 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Buckeyes were led in rushing by Demario McCall, who finished with 73 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Curtis Samuel was the team leader in receiving with a total of 137 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Ohio State got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 17 came through the air. They ran 86 total plays for 590 yards for the game. The Buckeyes ran for 238 yards on 42 attempts.
Caleb Rowe finished with 203 yards passing for Maryland last week. He went 12 for 23, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Terrapins were led on the ground by Lorenzo Harrison, who finished with 58 yards on 9 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. D.J. Moore led the team in receiving with 66 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 33 yards per reception. Maryland had 19 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 367 yards for the contest. The Terrapins ran for 78 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Ohio State scores 44.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 6th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.8 passes on 31.8 attempts for a 65.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 235.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 62nd in college football. The Buckeyes run for an average of 268.6 yards per game on 46.9 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 9th in the nation. They also run 78.7 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 503.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 16th overall this season. The Buckeyes average 25.8 first downs per game which ranks them 11th in the country. They accumulate 53.9 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 68th in the nation.
Ohio State allows 166.1 passing yards per game, ranking 4th in D-1, and they allow 13.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 14 completions on 31.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 45. The Buckeyes allow 124.1 rushing yards per game on 34.4 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the country. Ohio State allows 290.2 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 6th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3.8 penalties for 31.4 yards per game, ranking them 1st among D-1 teams.
Maryland averages 29.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 62nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.8 passes per game on 25.9 attempts for a 60.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 184.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 105th in Division 1. The Terrapins run for an average of 232.7 yards per game on 43.2 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 23rd on the ground. They also run 69.1 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 417.4 yards per game, ranking them 57th in the country on offense. The Terrapins get an average of 20.3 first downs per game, which ranks 83rd in the nation. They average 56 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 57th in college football.
Maryland allows an average of 204.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 35th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 64th in the nation. They give up 15.7 completions on 28.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.7 per game. The Terrapins allow 226 rushing yards per contest on 45.1 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 110th in the country. Maryland allows 430.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 88th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 65.1 yards in each contest, ranking 108th in the nation.
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Ohio State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Maryland Betting Trends
Maryland is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Maryland has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/31/16 OL Malcom Pridgeon Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/26/16 OL Isiah Prince Knee out for season
09/30/16 OL Demetrius Knox Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
09/26/16 WR K.J. Hill Ankle expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/24/16 LB Justin Hilliard Undisclosed out for season
09/05/16 DL Tracy Sprinkle Leg out for season
08/31/16 DB Cam Burrows Foot out for season
08/29/16 QB Torrence Gibson Suspension out for season
08/19/16 DL Darius Slade Achilles out for season
11/07/16 OL Mike Dunn Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/06/16 DB Darnell Savage Jr. Leg "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/06/16 QB Perry Hills Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/06/16 WR Taivon Jacobs Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/06/16 RB Ty Johnson Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/21/16 DB William Likely Knee out for season
10/12/16 RB Trey Edmunds Foot out indefinitely
09/29/16 DB Denzel Conyers ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland +28
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