Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Pittsburgh Panthers take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Scott Stadium. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 5 point favorites. This season the Panthers are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-1-0. The Cavaliers have an over/under record of 1-3-1 and they are 3-1-1 against the spread.
Nathan Peterman finished with 192 yards through the air for Pittsburgh last week. He completed 14 passes out of 20 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Panthers were led in rushing by James Conner, who finished with 60 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Scott Orndoff was the team leader in receiving with a total of 86 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 43 yards per reception. As a team in that game Pittsburgh got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 407 yards for the game. The Panthers ran for 215 yards on 42 attempts.
Kurt Benkert finished with 336 yards passing for Virginia last week. He went 23 for 41, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led on the ground by Taquan Mizzell, who finished with 60 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. David Eldridge led the team in receiving with 112 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 56 yards per reception. Virginia had 16 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 416 yards for the contest. The Cavaliers ran for 80 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Pittsburgh scores 37.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 34th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.8 passes on 23.3 attempts for a 63.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 185.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 102nd in college football. The Panthers run for an average of 244.2 yards per game on 47 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 19th in the nation. They also run 70.3 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 430 yards per game, ranking their offense 53rd overall this season. The Panthers average 21.5 first downs per game which ranks them 61st in the country. They accumulate 46.8 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 97th in the nation.
Pittsburgh allows 302.3 passing yards per game, ranking 125th in D-1, and they allow 31.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 92nd. They give up 21.3 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.7. The Panthers allow 98.3 rushing yards per game on 32.2 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 10th in the country. Pittsburgh allows 400.7 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 67th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 49.8 yards per game, ranking them 45th among D-1 teams.
Virginia averages 27.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 76th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 40.2 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 291.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th in Division 1. The Cavaliers run for an average of 119.8 yards per game on 30.6 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 118th on the ground. They also run 70.8 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 411.2 yards per game, ranking them 70th in the country on offense. The Cavaliers get an average of 21.8 first downs per game, which ranks 53rd in the nation. They average 59.4 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 51st in college football.
Virginia allows an average of 309.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 126th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 85th in the nation. They give up 23.2 completions on 37.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.4 per game. The Cavaliers allow 162 rushing yards per contest on 38.2 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 70th in the country. Virginia allows 471.6 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 112th in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 59.4 yards in each contest, ranking 84th in the nation.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 5-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 1-3-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 3-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 DB Avonte Maddox Elbow injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/09/16 DB Damar Hamlin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/09/16 LB Mike Caprara Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
10/09/16 WR Zach Challingsworth Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
09/16/16 WR Dontez Ford Collarbone out indefinitely
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
10/09/16 CB Myles Robinson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/09/16 DE Andrew Brown Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/09/16 CB Darious Latimore Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
10/09/16 LB Eric Gallon Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
09/27/16 LB Malcolm Cook Illness out for season
09/27/16 OG Sean Karl Back out for season
09/27/16 CB Tim Harris Shoulder out for season
09/27/16 DE Christian Brooks Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia
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