Saturday, September 10, 2016
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The Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.5. This season the Nittany Lions are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Trace McSorley finished with 209 yards through the air for Penn State last week. He completed 16 passes out of 31 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led in rushing by Saquon Barkley, who finished with 105 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Chris Godwin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 67 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Penn State got a total of 19 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 9 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 354 yards for the game. The Nittany Lions ran for 145 yards on 38 attempts.
Nathan Peterman finished with 175 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 19 passes out of 32 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by James Conner, who finished with 53 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Scott Orndoff was the team leader in receiving with a total of 68 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Pittsburgh got a total of 17 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 11 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 67 total plays for 261 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 86 yards on 34 attempts.
Penn State scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 61st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16 passes on 31 attempts for a 51.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 209 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 72nd in college football. The Nittany Lions run for an average of 145 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 77th in the nation. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 354 yards per game, ranking their offense 86th overall this season. The Nittany Lions average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 80th in the country. They accumulate 55 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 59th in the nation.
Penn State allows 129 passing yards per game, ranking 24th in D-1, and they allow 13 points per contest on defense, which ranks 38th. They give up 14 completions on 28 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50. The Nittany Lions allow 150 rushing yards per game on 41 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 81st in the country. Penn State allows 279 total yards per game including 4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 42nd in terms of yards per game. They force 3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 47 yards per game, ranking them 57th among D-1 teams.
Pittsburgh averages 28 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 175 yards through the air per game, ranking them 98th in Division 1. The Panthers run for an average of 86 yards per game on 34 attempts for an average of 2.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 110th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 3.9 yards per play for a total of 261 yards per game, ranking them 117th in the country on offense. The Panthers get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 97th in the nation. They average 40 penalty yards per game via 3 penalties, ranking them 87th in college football.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 119 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 21st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 7 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 50 per game. The Panthers allow 53 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 1.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the country. Pittsburgh allows 172 total yards per game for an average of 2.6 yards per play, which ranks 12th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 55 yards in each contest, ranking 68th in the nation.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
09/04/16 DB Damar Hamlin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/04/16 LB Elijah Zeise Lower Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
08/31/16 WR Chris Wuestner Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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