Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Byrd Stadium. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 2 point favorites. This season the Scarlet Knights are 4-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 3-8-0 against the spread.
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Giovanni Rescigno finished with 258 yards through the air for Rutgers last week. He completed 19 passes out of 36 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Scarlet Knights were led in rushing by Justin Goodwin, who finished with 82 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jawuan Harris was the team leader in receiving with a total of 118 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Rutgers got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 351 yards for the game. The Scarlet Knights ran for 93 yards on 34 attempts.
Max Bortenschlager finished with 191 yards passing for Maryland last week. He went 14 for 29, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Terrapins were led on the ground by Ty Johnson, who finished with 21 yards on 7 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. D.J. Moore led the team in receiving with 124 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. Maryland had 9 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 56 total plays for 207 yards for the contest. The Terrapins ran for 11 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Rutgers scores 15.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 127th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12.5 passes on 26.5 attempts for a 46.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 132.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 123rd in college football. The Scarlet Knights run for an average of 145.8 yards per game on 40.5 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 102nd in the nation. They also run 67.1 plays per contest and average 4.1 yards per play for an average of 278.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 128th overall this season. The Scarlet Knights average 14.9 first downs per game which ranks them 126th in the country. They accumulate 44.6 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 104th in the nation.
Rutgers allows 194.7 passing yards per game, ranking 28th in D-1, and they allow 38.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 118th. They give up 14.8 completions on 25.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Scarlet Knights allow 259.3 rushing yards per game on 46.5 carries for an average of 5.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 124th in the country. Rutgers allows 454 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 103rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 45 yards per game, ranking them 29th among D-1 teams.
Maryland averages 24.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 95th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.6 passes per game on 26.5 attempts for a 59.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 181.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 104th in Division 1. The Terrapins run for an average of 195.3 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 46th on the ground. They also run 67.7 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 376.4 yards per game, ranking them 96th in the country on offense. The Terrapins get an average of 18.4 first downs per game, which ranks 109th in the nation. They average 58.5 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 45th in college football.
Maryland allows an average of 216.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 55th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 79th in the nation. They give up 17.1 completions on 30.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.8 per game. The Terrapins allow 224.9 rushing yards per contest on 44.8 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 108th in the country. Maryland allows 441.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 95th in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 60.1 yards in each contest, ranking 96th in the nation.
Rutgers Betting Trends
Rutgers is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Rutgers has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Maryland Betting Trends
Maryland is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Maryland has an ATS record of 3-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/15/16 LB Najee Clayton Personal has left team
10/07/16 LB Greg Jones Neck out for season
09/26/16 WR Janarion Grant Ankle out for season
09/26/16 DL Quanzell Lambert Knee out for season
09/09/16 WR Dontae Owens Dismissed has been dismissed
11/20/16 QB Caleb Rowe Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
11/20/16 OL Mike Dunn Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
11/20/16 QB Perry Hills Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
11/20/16 WR Taivon Jacobs Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rutgers
11/14/16 WR DJ Turner Suspension out indefinitely
11/14/16 RB Lorenzo Harrison Suspension out indefinitely
10/21/16 DB William Likely Knee out for season
10/12/16 RB Trey Edmunds Foot out indefinitely
09/29/16 DB Denzel Conyers ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -2
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