Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The South Alabama Jaguars take on the LSU Tigers on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Tiger Stadium. The opening line for this game has LSU as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Jaguars are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-1. The Tigers have an over/under record of 1-6-2 and they are 4-5-0 against the spread.
Dallas Davis finished with 336 yards through the air for South Alabama last week. He completed 25 passes out of 39 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 64 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Josh Magee was the team leader in receiving with a total of 138 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Alabama got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 19 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 516 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 180 yards on 39 attempts.
Danny Etling finished with 92 yards passing for LSU last week. He went 11 for 24, resulting in a 46% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Leonard Fournette, who finished with 35 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. D.J. Chark led the team in receiving with 45 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. LSU had 6 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 2 came from a pass. They ran 51 total plays for 125 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 33 yards on 27 carries as a team.
South Alabama scores 23.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 105th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.6 passes on 32 attempts for a 58 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 243.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 54th in college football. The Jaguars run for an average of 126.1 yards per game on 36.6 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 114th in the nation. They also run 68.6 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 369.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 103rd overall this season. The Jaguars average 19.3 first downs per game which ranks them 104th in the country. They accumulate 66.6 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 17th in the nation.
South Alabama allows 182.7 passing yards per game, ranking 13th in D-1, and they allow 25.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 51st. They give up 15.8 completions on 24.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.5. The Jaguars allow 202.1 rushing yards per game on 43.9 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 92nd in the country. South Alabama allows 384.8 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 48th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 47.1 yards per game, ranking them 37th among D-1 teams.
LSU averages 27.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 74th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 13.8 passes per game on 23.9 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 170.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 112th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 233.7 yards per game on 36.2 attempts for an average of 6.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 21st on the ground. They also run 60.1 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 404.3 yards per game, ranking them 71st in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 115th in the nation. They average 43.9 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 112th in college football.
LSU allows an average of 198.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 29th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 6th in the nation. They give up 17.8 completions on 31.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.7 per game. The Tigers allow 114 rushing yards per contest on 36.2 carries for a 3.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 15th in the country. LSU allows 312.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 13th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 5.4 penalties for 42.9 yards in each contest, ranking 15th in the nation.
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 3-5-1 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
LSU Betting Trends
LSU is 1-6-2 against the over/under this season
LSU has an ATS record of 4-5-0 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
11/03/16 WR Jazz Ferguson Suspension out for season
11/02/16 LB Corey Thompson Ankle out for season
10/14/16 S Rickey Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
08/16/16 DE Isaiah Washington Leg out for season
08/10/16 DT Christian LaCouture ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -10.5
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