Friday, December 30, 2016
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The South Alabama Jaguars take on the Air Force Falcons on Friday, December 30, 2016 in the Arizona Bowl. The opening line for this game has Air Force as 14 point favorites. This season the Jaguars are 3-8-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6-1. The Falcons have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 5-7-0 against the spread.
Dallas Davis finished with 239 yards through the air for South Alabama in his last game. He completed 16 passes out of 28 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Xavier Johnson, who finished with 154 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Josh Magee was the team leader in receiving with a total of 135 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 34 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Alabama got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 521 yards for the game. The Jaguars ran for 282 yards on 49 attempts.
Arion Worthman finished with 45 yards passing for Air Force in his last contest. He went 3 for 5, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Falcons were led on the ground by Arion Worthman, who finished with 80 yards on 26 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jalen Robinette led the team in receiving with 45 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Air Force had 25 first downs total. 23 came from running the ball and 1 came from a pass. They ran 83 total plays for 359 yards for the contest. The Falcons ran for 314 yards on 77 carries as a team.
South Alabama scores 25.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 89th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18.6 passes on 32.4 attempts for a 57.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 243.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 55th in college football. The Jaguars run for an average of 152.1 yards per game on 37.3 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 95th in the nation. They also run 69.8 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 395.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 73rd overall this season. The Jaguars average 19.8 first downs per game which ranks them 90th in the country. They accumulate 65 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 20th in the nation.
South Alabama allows 171.9 passing yards per game, ranking 8th in D-1, and they allow 25.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 50th. They give up 15.1 completions on 25.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.7. The Jaguars allow 212.1 rushing yards per game on 43.7 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 98th in the country. South Alabama allows 384 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 52nd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 48.8 yards per game, ranking them 42nd among D-1 teams.
Air Force averages 34.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 36th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 5.1 passes per game on 11.7 attempts for a 43.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 128.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 125th in Division 1. The Falcons run for an average of 322.8 yards per game on 63.8 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 4th on the ground. They also run 75.4 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 451.5 yards per game, ranking them 37th in the country on offense. The Falcons get an average of 23.2 first downs per game, which ranks 35th in the nation. They average 53.4 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, ranking them 68th in college football.
Air Force allows an average of 252.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 94th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 53rd in the nation. They give up 15.9 completions on 29.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.5 per game. The Falcons allow 118 rushing yards per contest on 34.6 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 14th in the country. Air Force allows 370.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 40th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 5.1 penalties for 38.3 yards in each contest, ranking 6th in the nation.
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 5-6-1 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 3-8-1 this season
Air Force Betting Trends
Air Force is 7-5-0 against the over/under this season
Air Force has an ATS record of 5-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/06/16 S Kalen Jackson Ankle is upgraded to "?" Friday vs. Air Force
12/01/16 RB Tyreis Thomas Ankle out for season
11/29/16 OL Curtis Williams Knee doubtful Friday vs. Air Force
11/29/16 DE Dewayne Alford Achilles out for season
11/29/16 DE Jimmie Gipson III Knee out for season
11/29/16 OL Steven Foster Ankle out for season
11/29/16 DL Tre Alford Knee out for season
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Air Force -14
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