Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The South Florida Bulls take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Nippert Stadium. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-1-0. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Quinton Flowers finished with 160 yards through the air for South Florida last week. He completed 5 passes out of 14 attempts for a 36% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Quinton Flowers, who finished with 159 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Rodney Adams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 42 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Florida got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 12 came on the ground while 3 came through the air. They ran 55 total plays for 450 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 290 yards on 41 attempts.
Ross Trail finished with 276 yards passing for Cincinnati last week. He went 25 for 38, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led on the ground by Tion Green, who finished with 83 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Kahlil Lewis led the team in receiving with 88 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Cincinnati had 28 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 87 total plays for 461 yards for the contest. The Bearcats ran for 185 yards on 49 carries as a team.
South Florida scores 46 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 9th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.3 passes on 26.8 attempts for a 53.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 242.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 56th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 259 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 13th in the nation. They also run 68.5 plays per contest and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 501.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 21st overall this season. The Bulls average 23.8 first downs per game which ranks them 39th in the country. They accumulate 59.3 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 51st in the nation.
South Florida allows 211.3 passing yards per game, ranking 53rd in D-1, and they allow 28 points per contest on defense, which ranks 78th. They give up 20.3 completions on 36.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.9. The Bulls allow 240.3 rushing yards per game on 52 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 117th in the country. South Florida allows 451.5 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 101st in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 57.8 yards per game, ranking them 72nd among D-1 teams.
Cincinnati averages 27.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 80th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.8 passes per game on 35.8 attempts for a 60.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 265.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 43rd in Division 1. The Bearcats run for an average of 154.3 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 91st on the ground. They also run 74.3 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 420 yards per game, ranking them 70th in the country on offense. The Bearcats get an average of 22.3 first downs per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. They average 45 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, ranking them 97th in college football.
Cincinnati allows an average of 281.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 110th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 40th in the nation. They give up 20.3 completions on 35.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.6 per game. The Bearcats allow 131.3 rushing yards per contest on 40.3 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 46th in the country. Cincinnati allows 412.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 85th in D-1. They force 3.3 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 60.8 yards in each contest, ranking 82nd in the nation.
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 3-1-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 DT Bruce Hector Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
09/25/16 OL Glen Bethel Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
09/25/16 S Khalid McGee Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
09/25/16 DE Mike Love Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Cincinnati U
09/10/16 S Malik Dixon Shoulder out for season
08/29/16 QB Asiantii Woulard Foot out indefinitely
09/25/16 K Andrew Gantz Leg "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/25/16 QB Hayden Moore Ankle "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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