Thursday, September 1, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Oregon State Beavers take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 57. Last season the Beavers were 3-9-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 6-6-0. The Golden Gophers had an over/under record of 7-6-0 and they were 7-6-0 against the spread.
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Oregon State scored 19 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 115th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 13.4 passes on 28.6 attempts for a 46.9 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 159.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 116th in college football. The Beavers ran for an average of 177.3 yards per game on 37.2 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranked them 59th in the nation. They also ran 65.8 plays per contest and averaged 5.1 yards per play for an average of 336.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 111th overall last season. The Beavers averaged 17.6 first downs per game which ranked them 112th in the country. They accumulated 58.7 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranked 42nd in the nation.
Oregon State allowed 254.6 passing yards per game, ranking 97th in D-1, and they allowed 37 points per contest on defense, which ranked 114th. They gave up 21.1 completions on 30.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 68.4. The Beavers allowed 226.9 rushing yards per game on 43.9 carries for a 5.2 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 116th in the country. Oregon State allowed 481.5 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 116th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.9 penalties for 62.9 yards per game, ranking them 104th among D-1 teams.
Minnesota averaged 22.5 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 106th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 19.3 passes per game on 32.8 attempts for a 58.8 percent completion percentage. They threw for 214.8 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 73rd in Division 1. The Golden Gophers ran for an average of 144.1 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 102nd on the ground. They also ran 67.2 plays per game and averaged 5.3 yards per play for a total of 358.9 yards per game, ranking them 103rd in the country on offense. The Golden Gophers got an average of 17.6 first downs per game, which ranked 110th in the nation. They averaged 45.5 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 102nd in college football.
Minnesota allowed an average of 179.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 11th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 25.2 points per contest, which had them ranked 45th in the nation. They gave up 17.5 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.6 per game. The Golden Gophers allowed 166.4 rushing yards per contest on 40.2 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 62nd in the country. Minnesota allowed 345.9 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranked 24th in D-1. They forced 1.4 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 44.4 yards in each contest, ranking 18th in the nation.
Marcus McMaryion finished his last game of last season with 154 yards through the air for Oregon State. He completed 11 passes out of 21 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Beavers were led in rushing by Ryan Nall, who finished with 174 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Jordan Villamin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oregon State got a total of 23 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 8 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 63 total plays for 427 yards for the game. The Beavers ran for 228 yards on 38 attempts.
Mitch Leidner finished his last game of last season with 223 yards through the air for Minnesota. He completed 24 passes out of 30 attempts for a 80% completion percentage. The Golden Gophers were led in rushing by Rodney Smith, who finished with 74 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. KJ Maye was the team leader in receiving with a total of 67 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Minnesota got a total of 21 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 13 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 381 yards for the game. The Golden Gophers ran for 158 yards on 39 attempts.
Oregon State Betting Trends
Oregon State were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
Oregon State had an ATS record of 3-9-0 last season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota were 7-6-0 against the over/under last season
Minnesota had an ATS record of 7-6-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
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Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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