Saturday, October 15, 2016
Centennial Bank Stadium
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The South Alabama Jaguars take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Centennial Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Arkansas State as 6 point favorites. This season the Jaguars are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Indians have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
Cole Garvin finished with 242 yards through the air for South Alabama last week. He completed 16 passes out of 21 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Tyreis Thomas, who finished with 33 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Gerald Everett was the team leader in receiving with a total of 103 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Alabama got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 331 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 89 yards on 40 attempts.
Justice Hansen finished with 182 yards passing for Arkansas State last week. He went 16 for 27, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Indians were led on the ground by Warren Wand, who finished with 140 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Kendall Sanders led the team in receiving with 52 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Arkansas State had 27 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 77 total plays for 525 yards for the contest. The Indians ran for 343 yards on 49 carries as a team.
South Alabama scores 27.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 80th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 21.2 passes on 35.4 attempts for a 59.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 274.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 35th in college football. The Jaguars run for an average of 107.6 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 120th in the nation. They also run 70.4 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 382 yards per game, ranking their offense 91st overall this season. The Jaguars average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 86th in the country. They accumulate 61 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 45th in the nation.
South Alabama allows 152.8 passing yards per game, ranking 9th in D-1, and they allow 27.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 66th. They give up 13.6 completions on 21.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63. The Jaguars allow 223.4 rushing yards per game on 43.4 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 109th in the country. South Alabama allows 376.2 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 51st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 53.4 yards per game, ranking them 59th among D-1 teams.
Arkansas State averages 18.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 121st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.4 passes per game on 30.8 attempts for a 56.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 255.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 44th in Division 1. The Indians run for an average of 133.2 yards per game on 37.4 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 110th on the ground. They also run 68.2 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 388.6 yards per game, ranking them 88th in the country on offense. The Indians get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 114th in the nation. They average 66.2 penalty yards per game via 8.8 penalties, ranking them 28th in college football.
Arkansas State allows an average of 244.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 88th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34 points per contest, which has them ranked 106th in the nation. They give up 16.6 completions on 27.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.7 per game. The Indians allow 223.8 rushing yards per contest on 49 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 111th in the country. Arkansas State allows 468.6 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 110th in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 47 yards in each contest, ranking 33rd in the nation.
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Arkansas State Betting Trends
Arkansas State is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
Arkansas State has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 QB Dallas Davis Toe missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Arkansas State
10/09/16 RB Xavier Johnson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Arkansas State
09/21/16 LB Riley Cole Knee out for season
09/10/16 DE Jimmie Gipson III Knee out for season
09/10/16 DL Tre Alford Knee out for season
09/03/16 DE Dewayne Alford Achilles out for season
10/09/16 WR Christian Booker Knee "?" Saturday vs. South Alabama
10/03/16 QB D.J. Pearson Legal problems has been dismissed
09/20/16 DE Griffin Riggs Suspension out indefinitely
09/12/16 RB Armond Weh-Weh ACL out for season
09/12/16 LB Antwon Turnage ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take South Alabama
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