Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Nittany Lions are 5-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-2-0. The Hoosiers have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
Trace McSorley finished with 240 yards through the air for Penn State last week. He completed 11 passes out of 18 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led in rushing by Saquon Barkley, who finished with 167 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Chris Godwin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Penn State got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 599 yards for the game. The Nittany Lions ran for 359 yards on 52 attempts.
Richard Lagow finished with 394 yards passing for Indiana last week. He went 28 for 40, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Hoosiers were led on the ground by Devine Redding, who finished with 73 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Mitchell Paige led the team in receiving with 100 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Indiana had 27 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 17 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 567 yards for the contest. The Hoosiers ran for 147 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Penn State scores 34.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 38th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15 passes on 27.1 attempts for a 55.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 231.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 64th in college football. The Nittany Lions run for an average of 188.2 yards per game on 38.6 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 52nd in the nation. They also run 65.7 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 419.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 53rd overall this season. The Nittany Lions average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 89th in the country. They accumulate 50.8 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 79th in the nation.
Penn State allows 197.8 passing yards per game, ranking 26th in D-1, and they allow 25.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 50th. They give up 20.8 completions on 32.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.8. The Nittany Lions allow 166.3 rushing yards per game on 39.1 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 62nd in the country. Penn State allows 364.1 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 32nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 66.8 yards per game, ranking them 111th among D-1 teams.
Indiana averages 27.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 75th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.1 passes per game on 35.9 attempts for a 61.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 298.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 21st in Division 1. The Hoosiers run for an average of 170.7 yards per game on 40.7 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 69th on the ground. They also run 76.6 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 469 yards per game, ranking them 35th in the country on offense. The Hoosiers get an average of 22.8 first downs per game, which ranks 40th in the nation. They average 53.2 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 72nd in college football.
Indiana allows an average of 225.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 61st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 61st in the nation. They give up 17.8 completions on 33.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 53 per game. The Hoosiers allow 165 rushing yards per contest on 41.4 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 60th in the country. Indiana allows 390.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 51st in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 7.1 penalties for 57.6 yards in each contest, ranking 87th in the nation.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 7-2-0 against the over/under this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 5-3-1 this season
Indiana Betting Trends
Indiana is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Indiana has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 G Brendan Mahon Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Indiana
11/07/16 WR DeAndre Thompkins Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Indiana
11/07/16 DT Parker Cothren Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Indiana
10/25/16 OT Chance Sorrell Knee out for season
10/19/16 OT Andrew Nelson Knee out for season
09/26/16 LB Jan Johnson Leg out for season
09/24/16 TE Nick Bowers Undisclosed out for season
09/20/16 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
11/06/16 RB Cole Gest Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/31/16 OL Brandon Knight Leg out indefinitely
10/13/16 K Aaron Del Grosso Legal problems out indefinitely
10/03/16 OL Dimitric Camiel Back out indefinitely
09/23/16 RB Kiante Enis Legal problems dismissed from team
09/18/16 WR Simmie Cobbs Jr. Ankle out indefinitely
09/02/16 TE Jordan Fuchs Ankle out indefinitely
09/02/16 DB Wesley Green Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 WR J-Shun Harris II Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +6.5
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