Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The South Alabama Jaguars take on the Idaho Vandals on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Kibbie Dome. The opening line for this game has Idaho as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Jaguars are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6-1. The Vandals have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
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Cole Garvin finished with 167 yards through the air for South Alabama last week. He completed 15 passes out of 28 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 116 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. Josh Magee was the team leader in receiving with a total of 69 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Alabama got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 418 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 251 yards on 35 attempts.
Matt Linehan finished with 227 yards passing for Idaho last week. He went 20 for 30, resulting in a 67% completion percentage. The Vandals were led on the ground by Isaiah Saunders, who finished with 86 yards on 21 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Isaiah Saunders led the team in receiving with 55 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Idaho had 22 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 384 yards for the contest. The Vandals ran for 157 yards on 40 carries as a team.
South Alabama scores 24.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 100th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.2 passes on 31.6 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 235.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 60th in college football. The Jaguars run for an average of 138.6 yards per game on 36.4 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 109th in the nation. They also run 68 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 374.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 98th overall this season. The Jaguars average 19.1 first downs per game which ranks them 103rd in the country. They accumulate 65.7 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, which ranks 19th in the nation.
South Alabama allows 172.2 passing yards per game, ranking 7th in D-1, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 43rd. They give up 15.3 completions on 24.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.7. The Jaguars allow 201.6 rushing yards per game on 44.1 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 90th in the country. South Alabama allows 373.8 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 41st in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 48.4 yards per game, ranking them 44th among D-1 teams.
Idaho averages 26.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 79th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.1 passes per game on 34.7 attempts for a 60.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 249 yards through the air per game, ranking them 49th in Division 1. The Vandals run for an average of 137.1 yards per game on 35.7 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 110th on the ground. They also run 70.4 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 386.1 yards per game, ranking them 86th in the country on offense. The Vandals get an average of 20.8 first downs per game, which ranks 74th in the nation. They average 56.6 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 56th in college football.
Idaho allows an average of 264.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 105th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 31.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 91st in the nation. They give up 21.4 completions on 32.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 65 per game. The Vandals allow 150.2 rushing yards per contest on 35.6 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 43rd in the country. Idaho allows 414.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 71st in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 45.6 yards in each contest, ranking 31st in the nation.
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 3-6-1 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/02/16 OL Curtis Williams Knee out for season
10/25/16 S Kalen Jackson Ankle out for season
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
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Idaho -2.5
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