Saturday, September 10, 2016
Blaik Field at Michie Stadium
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The Rice Owls take on the Army Black Knights on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Blaik Field at Michie Stadium. The opening line for this game has Army as 7 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. This season the Owls are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Black Knights have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Tyler Stehling finished with 183 yards through the air for Rice last week. He completed 22 passes out of 37 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Tyler Stehling, who finished with 85 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Parker Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 60 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Rice got a total of 20 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 10 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 70 total plays for 288 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 105 yards on 33 attempts.
Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 11 yards through the air for Army last week. He completed 2 passes out of 2 attempts for a 100% completion percentage. The Black Knights were led in rushing by Andy Davidson, who finished with 121 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Edgar Poe was the team leader in receiving with a total of 11 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. Army got a total of 25 first downs by way of 23 rushing, 1 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 72 total plays for 344 yards for the game. The Black Knights ran for 329 yards on 67 attempts.
Rice scores 14 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 107th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22 passes on 37 attempts for a 59.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 183 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 95th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 105 yards per game on 33 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 101st in the nation. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 4.1 yards per play for an average of 288 yards per game, ranking their offense 106th overall this season. The Owls average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 77th in the country. They accumulate 62 penalty yards per game via 10 penalties, which ranks 43rd in the nation.
Rice allows 552 passing yards per game, ranking 127th in D-1, and they allow 46 points per contest on defense, which ranks 118th. They give up 26 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 74.3. The Owls allow 97 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 48th in the country. Rice allows 649 total yards per game including 10 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 125th in terms of yards per game. They force 0 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 77 yards per game, ranking them 110th among D-1 teams.
Army averages 28 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 69th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 2 passes per game on 5 attempts for a 40 percent completion percentage. They throw for 15 yards through the air per game, ranking them 127th in Division 1. The Black Knights run for an average of 329 yards per game on 67 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 9th on the ground. They also run 72 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 344 yards per game, ranking them 89th in the country on offense. The Black Knights get an average of 25 first downs per game, which ranks 40th in the nation. They average 34 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 100th in college football.
Army allows an average of 168 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 49th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13 points per contest, which has them ranked 32nd in the nation. They give up 12 completions on 26 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.2 per game. The Black Knights allow 83 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 30th in the country. Army allows 251 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 30th in D-1. They force 3 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 35 yards in each contest, ranking 33rd in the nation.
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Rice has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Army Betting Trends
Army is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Army has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/30/16 CB Justin Bickham Knee out for season
09/05/16 WR Jermaine Adams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
09/05/16 RB John Trainor Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
09/05/16 DL Raymond Wright Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
09/04/16 CB Steven Johnson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Rice
09/01/16 DL Jordan Smith Undisclosed out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Rice
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