Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at BB&T Field. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 3 point favorites. This season the Orange are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
Eric Dungey finished with 363 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 31 passes out of 51 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Eric Dungey, who finished with 49 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 134 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Syracuse got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 88 total plays for 489 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 126 yards on 37 attempts.
John Wolford finished with 263 yards passing for Wake Forest last week. He went 25 for 41, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Demon Deacons were led on the ground by Matt Colburn, who finished with 39 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Tabari Hines led the team in receiving with 125 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Wake Forest had 23 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 352 yards for the contest. The Demon Deacons ran for 69 yards on 21 carries as a team.
Syracuse scores 29 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 69th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 31.2 passes on 48 attempts for a 65 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 370 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in college football. The Orange run for an average of 125 yards per game on 38.6 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 110th in the nation. They also run 86.6 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 495 yards per game, ranking their offense 24th overall this season. The Orange average 24.6 first downs per game which ranks them 28th in the country. They accumulate 49.8 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 84th in the nation.
Syracuse allows 299.2 passing yards per game, ranking 117th in D-1, and they allow 37.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 113th. They give up 19.4 completions on 34.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.7. The Orange allow 205 rushing yards per game on 38 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 100th in the country. Syracuse allows 504.2 total yards per game including 6.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 122nd in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.6 penalties for 49 yards per game, ranking them 41st among D-1 teams.
Wake Forest averages 23.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 99th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.8 passes per game on 28 attempts for a 56.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 176 yards through the air per game, ranking them 107th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons run for an average of 173.8 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 66th on the ground. They also run 70.6 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 349.8 yards per game, ranking them 108th in the country on offense. The Demon Deacons get an average of 18.8 first downs per game, which ranks 99th in the nation. They average 41.4 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, ranking them 115th in college football.
Wake Forest allows an average of 265.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 97th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 31st in the nation. They give up 20.2 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 110.8 rushing yards per contest on 34 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 20th in the country. Wake Forest allows 376.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 53rd in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 57 yards in each contest, ranking 76th in the nation.
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Wake Forest Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Wake Forest has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 OT Cody Conway Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/02/16 WR Jamal Custis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/02/16 C Jason Emerich Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/02/16 DT Kayton Samuels Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/02/16 OL Omari Palmer Leg "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
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
10/02/16 RB Cade Carney Knee "?" Saturday vs. Syracuse
09/19/16 QB Kendall Hinton Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse
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