Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 6 point favorites. This season the Orange are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 0-2-1 against the spread.
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Eric Dungey finished with 350 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 32 passes out of 48 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Dontae Strickland, who finished with 127 yards on 30 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Amba Etta was the team leader in receiving with a total of 123 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Syracuse got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 105 total plays for 549 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 199 yards on 55 attempts.
Bryant Shirreffs finished with 154 yards passing for Connecticut last week. He went 13 for 24, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Arkeel Newsome, who finished with 77 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Noel Thomas led the team in receiving with 91 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Connecticut had 18 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 277 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 123 yards on 40 carries as a team.
Syracuse scores 27 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 85th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 33 passes on 49.7 attempts for a 66.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 360 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in college football. The Orange run for an average of 145.7 yards per game on 43.3 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 92nd in the nation. They also run 93 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 505.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 23rd overall this season. The Orange average 25.7 first downs per game which ranks them 27th in the country. They accumulate 59.7 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 60th in the nation.
Syracuse allows 248 passing yards per game, ranking 88th in D-1, and they allow 38 points per contest on defense, which ranks 113th. They give up 15.3 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49.5. The Orange allow 232.7 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for an average of 6.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 109th in the country. Syracuse allows 480.7 total yards per game including 7.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 115th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.3 penalties for 61.7 yards per game, ranking them 79th among D-1 teams.
Connecticut averages 20.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 108th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.7 passes per game on 24.7 attempts for a 71.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 193.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 97th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 137.7 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 98th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 331 yards per game, ranking them 111th in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 82nd in the nation. They average 23.7 penalty yards per game via 2.7 penalties, ranking them 127th in college football.
Connecticut allows an average of 213.3 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 57th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in the nation. They give up 16 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.1 per game. The Huskies allow 138.3 rushing yards per contest on 33 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 56th in the country. Connecticut allows 351.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play, which ranks 51st in D-1. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 55.7 yards in each contest, ranking 55th in the nation.
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 2-1-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 0-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 WR Jamal Custis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
09/17/16 CB Antwan Cordy Arm out for season
09/17/16 CB Juwan Dowels Leg 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
08/19/16 RB George Morris II Ankle out indefinitely
09/18/16 LB Omaine Stephens Leg "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/18/16 OL Tommy Hopkins Leg "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut
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