Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The South Florida Bulls take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Carrier Dome. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 12.5 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Quinton Flowers finished with 350 yards through the air for South Florida last week. He completed 21 passes out of 33 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Darius Tice, who finished with 120 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Ryeshene Bronson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 113 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 38 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Florida got a total of 34 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 89 total plays for 658 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 293 yards on 50 attempts.
Eric Dungey finished with 255 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 25 passes out of 51 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Moe Neal, who finished with 40 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Amba Etta was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Syracuse got a total of 24 first downs in that game. 9 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 93 total plays for 426 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 133 yards on 40 attempts.
South Florida scores 52 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 10th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 32 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 297.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 27th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 253.5 yards per game on 45.5 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also run 77.5 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 551 yards per game, ranking their offense 17th overall this season. The Bulls average 28 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the country. They accumulate 59.5 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 50th in the nation.
South Florida allows 163 passing yards per game, ranking 30th in D-1, and they allow 18.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 46th. They give up 19 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50. The Bulls allow 142 rushing yards per game on 45 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 72nd in the country. South Florida allows 305 total yards per game including 3.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 34th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.5 penalties for 56 yards per game, ranking them 68th among D-1 teams.
Syracuse averages 30.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 33.5 passes per game on 49.5 attempts for a 67.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 365 yards through the air per game, ranking them 11th in Division 1. The Orange run for an average of 119 yards per game on 37.5 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 102nd on the ground. They also run 87 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 484 yards per game, ranking them 36th in the country on offense. The Orange get an average of 24.5 first downs per game, which ranks 38th in the nation. They average 55 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 65th in college football.
Syracuse allows an average of 264.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 96th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 34.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 105th in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 50 per game. The Orange allow 229.5 rushing yards per contest on 36.5 carries for a 6.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 110th in the country. Syracuse allows 494 total yards per game for an average of 7.2 yards per play, which ranks 113th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 67.5 yards in each contest, ranking 93rd in the nation.
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 OL Glen Bethel Eligibility "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/11/16 RB Marlon Mack Concussion missed last game, probable Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/10/16 S Malik Dixon Shoulder out for season
08/29/16 QB Asiantii Woulard Foot out indefinitely
09/11/16 CB Antwan Cordy Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/11/16 WR Jamal Custis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/11/16 CB Juwan Dowels Leg injured last game, doubtful Saturday vs. South Florida
09/11/16 CB Wayne Morgan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
08/29/16 TE PJ Batten Personal has left team
08/29/16 OL Taylor Hindy Personal has left team
08/19/16 RB George Morris II Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida
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