Saturday, September 3, 2016
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The SMU Mustangs take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Apogee Stadium. The opening line for this game has SMU as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 66. Last season the Mustangs were 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 8-4-0. The Mean Green had an over/under record of 5-7-0 and they were 4-8-0 against the spread.
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SMU scored 27.8 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 72nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 16.8 passes on 30.5 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 218 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 71st in college football. The Mustangs ran for an average of 164.8 yards per game on 41.9 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranked them 73rd in the nation. They also ran 72.4 plays per contest and averaged 5.3 yards per play for an average of 382.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 76th overall last season. The Mustangs averaged 20.5 first downs per game which ranked them 67th in the country. They accumulated 50.2 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, which ranked 82nd in the nation.
SMU allowed 240.7 passing yards per game, ranking 88th in D-1, and they allowed 45.7 points per contest on defense, which ranked 127th. They gave up 15.3 completions on 25.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59. The Mustangs allowed 261.5 rushing yards per game on 45.3 carries for a 5.8 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 124th in the country. SMU allowed 502.2 total yards per game including 7.1 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 119th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.3 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.6 penalties for 67.1 yards per game, ranking them 117th among D-1 teams.
North Texas averaged 15.2 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 124th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 15.8 passes per game on 33.9 attempts for a 46.7 percent completion percentage. They threw for 161.4 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 115th in Division 1. The Mean Green ran for an average of 158.7 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 84th on the ground. They also ran 70.3 plays per game and averaged 4.6 yards per play for a total of 320.1 yards per game, ranking them 119th in the country on offense. The Mean Green got an average of 18.7 first downs per game, which ranked 99th in the nation. They averaged 56.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 56th in college football.
North Texas allowed an average of 262.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 108th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 41.3 points per contest, which had them ranked 122nd in the nation. They gave up 21.3 completions on 31.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.6 per game. The Mean Green allowed 239.8 rushing yards per contest on 44.2 carries for a 5.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 119th in the country. North Texas allowed 502.4 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranked 120th in D-1. They forced 1.5 turnovers per contest and 4.7 penalties for 44.2 yards in each contest, ranking 17th in the nation.
Darrel Colbert, Jr. finished his last game of last season with 36 yards through the air for SMU. He completed 1 pass out of 4 attempts for a 25% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led in rushing by Matt Davis, who finished with 23 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 1 yard per carry. Courtland Sutton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 45 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game SMU got a total of 10 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 1 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 97 yards for the game. The Mustangs ran for 33 yards on 47 attempts.
Andrew McNulty finished his last game of last season with 48 yards through the air for North Texas. He completed 7 passes out of 15 attempts for a 47% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led in rushing by Jeffrey Wilson, who finished with 56 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Tee Goree was the team leader in receiving with a total of 28 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. North Texas got a total of 10 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 1 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 60 total plays for 205 yards for the game. The Mean Green ran for 129 yards on 31 attempts.
SMU Betting Trends
SMU were 8-4-0 against the over/under last season
SMU had an ATS record of 5-7-0 last season
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas were 5-7-0 against the over/under last season
North Texas had an ATS record of 4-8-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take North Texas
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