Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 19 point favorites. This season the Panthers are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-1-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 3-6-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
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Nathan Peterman finished with 287 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 17 passes out of 35 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by James Conner, who finished with 40 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jester Weah was the team leader in receiving with a total of 115 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 38 yards per reception. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 417 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 130 yards on 34 attempts.
Nick Schuessler finished with 177 yards passing for Clemson last week. He went 11 for 17, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 63 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Deon Cain led the team in receiving with 125 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. Clemson had 28 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 84 total plays for 565 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 195 yards on 44 carries as a team.
Pittsburgh scores 37 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 27th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.6 passes on 24.4 attempts for a 59.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 201.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 93rd in college football. The Panthers run for an average of 220.4 yards per game on 44.1 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 30th in the nation. They also run 68.6 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 422.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 51st overall this season. The Panthers average 20.8 first downs per game which ranks them 68th in the country. They accumulate 48.7 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 88th in the nation.
Pittsburgh allows 317.1 passing yards per game, ranking 126th in D-1, and they allow 34.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 107th. They give up 22.7 completions on 37.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.7. The Panthers allow 111.6 rushing yards per game on 32.7 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 12th in the country. Pittsburgh allows 428.7 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 86th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 52.4 yards per game, ranking them 61st among D-1 teams.
Clemson averages 38.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 40.2 attempts for a 64.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 320.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 168.7 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 70th on the ground. They also run 77.8 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for a total of 488.9 yards per game, ranking them 24th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 24.9 first downs per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. They average 55.1 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 60th in college football.
Clemson allows an average of 180.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 8th in the nation. They give up 17.1 completions on 32.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.2 per game. The Tigers allow 132.8 rushing yards per contest on 37.2 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 34th in the country. Clemson allows 312.9 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 12th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 8.9 penalties for 70.1 yards in each contest, ranking 117th in the nation.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 8-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 3-6-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 DB Avonte Maddox Elbow is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Clemson
11/07/16 DL Shakir Soto Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/07/16 DL Tyrique Jarrett Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/06/16 LB Bam Bradley Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/06/16 DB Phillipie Motley Knee "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/06/16 DL Rori Blair Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/06/16 WR Zach Challingsworth Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
10/14/16 TE Chris Clark Knee out for season
10/14/16 OL Mike Grimm Hip out for season
10/14/16 DL Zack Gilbert Heart out for season
09/16/16 LB Elijah Zeise Ankle out for season
09/16/16 DE Dewayne Hendrix Foot out for season
08/31/16 WR Chris Wuestner Personal has left team
11/07/16 T Jake Fruhmorgen Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/07/16 WR Ray-Ray McCloud Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/06/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/06/16 QB Deshaun Watson Shoulder probable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/13/16 WR Adrien Dunn ACL out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -19
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