Saturday, September 24, 2016
The Rose Bowl
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The Stanford Cardinal take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at The Rose Bowl. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Cardinal are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Bruins have an over/under record of 1-1-1 and they are 0-3-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Burns finished with 109 yards through the air for Stanford last week. He completed 9 passes out of 15 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led in rushing by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 165 yards on 30 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Christian McCaffrey was the team leader in receiving with a total of 73 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Stanford got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 62 total plays for 404 yards for the game. The Cardinal ran for 295 yards on 47 attempts.
Josh Rosen finished with 307 yards through the air for UCLA last week. He completed 26 passes out of 40 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Bruins were led in rushing by Nate Starks, who finished with 39 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Darren Andrews was the team leader in receiving with a total of 91 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. UCLA got a total of 18 first downs in that game. 3 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 74 total plays for 357 yards for the game. The Bruins ran for 50 yards on 34 attempts.
Stanford scores 26.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 88th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 12 passes on 17 attempts for a 70.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 138 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 120th in college football. The Cardinal run for an average of 200 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 52nd in the nation. They also run 55.5 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 338 yards per game, ranking their offense 106th overall this season. The Cardinal average 15 first downs per game which ranks them 123rd in the country. They accumulate 30.5 penalty yards per game via 3.5 penalties, which ranks 124th in the nation.
Stanford allows 239.5 passing yards per game, ranking 83rd in D-1, and they allow 11.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 8th. They give up 21 completions on 38 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.3. The Cardinal allow 104.5 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 29th in the country. Stanford allows 344 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 44th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 50 yards per game, ranking them 38th among D-1 teams.
UCLA averages 27.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 83rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 25.3 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 60.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 310 yards through the air per game, ranking them 21st in Division 1. The Bruins run for an average of 131.3 yards per game on 38 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 104th on the ground. They also run 80 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 441.3 yards per game, ranking them 53rd in the country on offense. The Bruins get an average of 25.3 first downs per game, which ranks 28th in the nation. They average 46.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 95th in college football.
UCLA allows an average of 214 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 59th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 52nd in the nation. They give up 19.7 completions on 39.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.6 per game. The Bruins allow 133.7 rushing yards per contest on 33.7 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 55th in the country. UCLA allows 347.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 47th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 50.7 yards in each contest, ranking 42nd in the nation.
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
UCLA Betting Trends
UCLA is 1-1-1 against the over/under this season
UCLA has an ATS record of 0-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 DE Harrison Phillips Knee "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take UCLA
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