Saturday, November 5, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange take on the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 28.5 point favorites. This season the Orange are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 3-5-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread.
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Eric Dungey finished with 434 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 32 passes out of 38 attempts for a 84% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Eric Dungey, who finished with 54 yards on 17 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 144 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Syracuse got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 14 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 532 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 98 yards on 35 attempts.
Deshaun Watson finished with 378 yards passing for Clemson last week. He went 27 for 43, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 82 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Jordan Leggett led the team in receiving with 122 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. Clemson had 25 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 81 total plays for 511 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 133 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Syracuse scores 26.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 82nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 29.4 passes on 44.9 attempts for a 65.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 357.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in college football. The Orange run for an average of 129.8 yards per game on 38.9 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 112th in the nation. They also run 83.8 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 486.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 26th overall this season. The Orange average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the country. They accumulate 62.8 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 37th in the nation.
Syracuse allows 250.9 passing yards per game, ranking 90th in D-1, and they allow 31.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 93rd. They give up 17.1 completions on 31.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55. The Orange allow 199.9 rushing yards per game on 40 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 89th in the country. Syracuse allows 450.8 total yards per game including 6.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 106th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.9 penalties for 46.1 yards per game, ranking them 28th among D-1 teams.
Clemson averages 36.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 26th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 25.9 passes per game on 40.3 attempts for a 64.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 314 yards through the air per game, ranking them 17th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 165.5 yards per game on 36.6 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 77th on the ground. They also run 76.9 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 479.5 yards per game, ranking them 30th in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 24.5 first downs per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. They average 58.3 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 54th in college football.
Clemson allows an average of 181.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 17th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 17.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 11th in the nation. They give up 16.3 completions on 31.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 51 per game. The Tigers allow 136.3 rushing yards per contest on 38.4 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 36th in the country. Clemson allows 317.4 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 14th in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 8.8 penalties for 72 yards in each contest, ranking 120th in the nation.
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 3-5-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 CB Cordell Hudson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
10/30/16 WR Devin Butler Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
10/30/16 OL Keaton Darney Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
10/21/16 C Jason Emerich Shoulder out for season
10/21/16 OG Omari Palmer Leg out for season
10/21/16 TE Trey Dunkelberger Personal expected to transfer
09/17/16 CB Antwan Cordy Forearm out for season
09/17/16 CB Juwan Dowels Knee out for season
09/16/16 DB Devon Clarke Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/16/16 CB Wayne Morgan Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/29/16 TE PJ Batten Personal has left team
08/29/16 OL Taylor Hindy Personal has left team
10/30/16 CB Adrian Baker Knee "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
10/13/16 WR Adrien Dunn ACL out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse
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