Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Heinz Field. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 23.5 point favorites. This season the Orange are 4-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-9-0. The Panthers have an over/under record of 10-1-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
Austin Wilson finished with 116 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 17 passes out of 27 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Moe Neal, who finished with 64 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Amba Etta was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Syracuse got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 68 total plays for 277 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 105 yards on 28 attempts.
Nathan Peterman finished with 287 yards passing for Pittsburgh last week. He went 17 for 35, resulting in a 49% completion percentage. The Panthers were led on the ground by James Conner, who finished with 40 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jester Weah led the team in receiving with 115 yards and 3 catches. He finished the game with an average of 38 yards per reception. Pittsburgh had 22 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 417 yards for the contest. The Panthers ran for 130 yards on 34 carries as a team.
Syracuse scores 22.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 112th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 26.3 passes on 41.9 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 310.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 13th in college football. The Orange run for an average of 109.8 yards per game on 36.5 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry. That ranks them 122nd in the nation. They also run 78.5 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 420.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 58th overall this season. The Orange average 20.8 first downs per game which ranks them 75th in the country. They accumulate 61.7 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, which ranks 30th in the nation.
Syracuse allows 277.9 passing yards per game, ranking 116th in D-1, and they allow 35.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 108th. They give up 18.7 completions on 32.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.2. The Orange allow 210.2 rushing yards per game on 41.5 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 96th in the country. Syracuse allows 488.1 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 119th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.2 penalties for 50 yards per game, ranking them 48th among D-1 teams.
Pittsburgh averages 39.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 15th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.9 passes per game on 25.1 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 214.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 87th in Division 1. The Panthers run for an average of 215.5 yards per game on 42.5 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 67.5 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 430.2 yards per game, ranking them 53rd in the country on offense. The Panthers get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. They average 48.5 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 88th in college football.
Pittsburgh allows an average of 334.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 127th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 102nd in the nation. They give up 25.8 completions on 41.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.8 per game. The Panthers allow 98.1 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 3.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 4th in the country. Pittsburgh allows 432.4 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 87th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 56.2 yards in each contest, ranking 78th in the nation.
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 2-9-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 10-1-0 against the over/under this season
Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 OL Colin Byrne Head "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/20/16 QB Eric Dungey Head doubtful Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/20/16 DE Jake Pickard Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/20/16 LB Zaire Franklin Leg injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh U
11/17/16 DL Steven Clark Leg out for season
11/16/16 WR Devin Butler Suspension out indefinitely
10/21/16 C Jason Emerich Shoulder 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
11/20/16 DL Amir Watts Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/20/16 RB Chawntez Moss Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/20/16 DB Phillipie Motley Knee "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/20/16 WR Tre Tripton Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/20/16 DL Tyrique Jarrett Leg "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/20/16 WR Zach Challingsworth Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
11/14/16 DB Jordan Whitehead Arm out for season
10/14/16 TE Chris Clark Knee out for season
10/14/16 OL Mike Grimm Hip out for season
10/14/16 DL Zack Gilbert Heart out for season
09/16/16 LB Elijah Zeise Ankle out for season
09/16/16 DE Dewayne Hendrix Foot out for season
08/31/16 WR Chris Wuestner Personal has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -23.5
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