Saturday, November 12, 2016
Jerry Richardson Stadium
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The Rice Owls take on the Charlotte 49ers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Jerry Richardson Stadium. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 10 point favorites. This season the Owls are 3-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The 49ers have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
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Tyler Stehling finished with 254 yards through the air for Rice last week. He completed 18 passes out of 28 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Austin Walter, who finished with 75 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Kylen Granson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Rice got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 440 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 159 yards on 45 attempts.
Hasaan Klugh finished with 127 yards passing for Charlotte last week. He went 11 for 24, resulting in a 46% completion percentage. The 49ers were led on the ground by Kalif Phillips, who finished with 183 yards on 29 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Workpeh Kofa led the team in receiving with 57 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. Charlotte had 18 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 439 yards for the contest. The 49ers ran for 303 yards on 46 carries as a team.
Rice scores 24.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 89th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.7 passes on 31.4 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 213 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 85th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 165.8 yards per game on 39.8 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 76th in the nation. They also run 71.2 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 378.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 92nd overall this season. The Owls average 20.4 first downs per game which ranks them 80th in the country. They accumulate 50.8 penalty yards per game via 6.1 penalties, which ranks 80th in the nation.
Rice allows 335.2 passing yards per game, ranking 127th in D-1, and they allow 40.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 122nd. They give up 18.9 completions on 28.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.6. The Owls allow 223.1 rushing yards per game on 42.2 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 107th in the country. Rice allows 558.3 total yards per game including 7.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 128th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.1 penalties for 72 yards per game, ranking them 119th among D-1 teams.
Charlotte averages 26.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 81st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.2 passes per game on 32.4 attempts for a 56.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 192.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 101st in Division 1. The 49ers run for an average of 199 yards per game on 42.7 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 42nd on the ground. They also run 75.1 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 391.2 yards per game, ranking them 79th in the country on offense. The 49ers get an average of 20.9 first downs per game, which ranks 66th in the nation. They average 63.6 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, ranking them 30th in college football.
Charlotte allows an average of 306.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 125th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 35.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 111th in the nation. They give up 25 completions on 40 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5 per game. The 49ers allow 139.2 rushing yards per contest on 32.1 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 38th in the country. Charlotte allows 446.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 101st in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 62 yards in each contest, ranking 100th in the nation.
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Rice has an ATS record of 3-5-1 this season
Charlotte Betting Trends
Charlotte is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Charlotte has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/06/16 OL Isaiah Edwards Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
09/07/16 OL Connor Patterson Leg out for season
08/30/16 CB Justin Bickham Knee out for season
11/06/16 LB Jordan Starnes Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Rice
11/02/16 OL Eugene German Arm out for season
09/07/16 WR Trent Bostick Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -10
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