Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Oregon Ducks take on the Utah Utes on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Ducks are 1-8-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-3-0. The Utes have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
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Justin Herbert finished with 162 yards through the air for Oregon last week. He completed 18 passes out of 33 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Ducks were led in rushing by Royce Freeman, who finished with 38 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jalen Brown was the team leader in receiving with a total of 64 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oregon got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 67 total plays for 288 yards for the game. The Ducks ran for 85 yards on 30 attempts.
Troy Williams finished with 163 yards passing for Utah last week. He went 14 for 31, resulting in a 45% completion percentage. The Utes were led on the ground by Joe Williams, who finished with 172 yards on 35 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Tim Patrick led the team in receiving with 72 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Utah had 25 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 80 total plays for 376 yards for the contest. The Utes ran for 213 yards on 47 carries as a team.
Oregon scores 37.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 25th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 32.7 attempts for a 64.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 37th in college football. The Ducks run for an average of 229.5 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also run 74.7 plays per contest and average 6.6 yards per play for an average of 494.1 yards per game, ranking their offense 22nd overall this season. The Ducks average 23.2 first downs per game which ranks them 35th in the country. They accumulate 79.8 penalty yards per game via 8.8 penalties, which ranks 2nd in the nation.
Oregon allows 292.7 passing yards per game, ranking 120th in D-1, and they allow 43.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 127th. They give up 25.8 completions on 39.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.7. The Ducks allow 243 rushing yards per game on 43.2 carries for an average of 5.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 120th in the country. Oregon allows 535.7 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 126th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.7 penalties for 78.3 yards per game, ranking them 127th among D-1 teams.
Utah averages 31.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 55th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.7 passes per game on 30.5 attempts for a 54.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 220.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 82nd in Division 1. The Utes run for an average of 212.9 yards per game on 44 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 33rd on the ground. They also run 74.5 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 433.7 yards per game, ranking them 49th in the country on offense. The Utes get an average of 22.5 first downs per game, which ranks 42nd in the nation. They average 63.3 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, ranking them 31st in college football.
Utah allows an average of 248.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 86th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 36th in the nation. They give up 18.6 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.7 per game. The Utes allow 119.4 rushing yards per contest on 30.9 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the country. Utah allows 368.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 37th in D-1. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 51.7 yards in each contest, ranking 55th in the nation.
Oregon Betting Trends
Oregon is 7-3-0 against the over/under this season
Oregon has an ATS record of 1-8-1 this season
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/09/16 DL Canton Kaumatule Concussion out for season
11/09/16 DL Drayton Carlberg Leg out indefinitely
11/03/16 DL Eddie Heard Suspension out indefinitely
10/04/16 LB Johnny Ragin III Leg out for season
09/20/16 OL Tyrell Crosby Foot out for season
09/19/16 WR Devon Allen Leg out for season
08/27/16 DL Torrodney Prevot Suspension out indefinitely
10/20/16 LB Marcus Sanders-Williams Undisclosed out for season
10/13/16 RB Armand Shyne Knee out for season
10/04/16 OL J.J. Dielman Leg out for season
09/13/16 DE Kylie Fitts Foot out for season
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah -10.5
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