Friday, November 4, 2016
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The Temple Owls take on the Connecticut Huskies on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has Temple as 9.5 point favorites. This season the Owls are 8-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 2-6-1 against the spread.
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P.J. Walker finished with 199 yards through the air for Temple last week. He completed 12 passes out of 19 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Jahad Thomas, who finished with 151 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Ventell Bryant was the team leader in receiving with a total of 66 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Temple got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 474 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 275 yards on 60 attempts.
Bryant Shirreffs finished with 180 yards passing for Connecticut last week. He went 16 for 30, resulting in a 53% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Bryant Shirreffs, who finished with 46 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Noel Thomas led the team in receiving with 135 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Connecticut had 14 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 295 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 89 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Temple scores 33.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 38th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.2 passes on 28.7 attempts for a 56.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 224.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 75th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 181.3 yards per game on 40.2 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 54th in the nation. They also run 68.9 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 405.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 67th overall this season. The Owls average 20.9 first downs per game which ranks them 71st in the country. They accumulate 51 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 80th in the nation.
Temple allows 163.7 passing yards per game, ranking 6th in D-1, and they allow 22.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 32nd. They give up 13.7 completions on 25.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.5. The Owls allow 142.8 rushing yards per game on 37.1 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 41st in the country. Temple allows 306.4 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 11th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 54.4 yards per game, ranking them 65th among D-1 teams.
Connecticut averages 18.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 126th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.2 passes per game on 33.1 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 234.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 64th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 126.6 yards per game on 38.8 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 113th on the ground. They also run 71.9 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 361.2 yards per game, ranking them 106th in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 101st in the nation. They average 29.7 penalty yards per game via 3.6 penalties, ranking them 126th in college football.
Connecticut allows an average of 290.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 118th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 66th in the nation. They give up 25.3 completions on 39.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.7 per game. The Huskies allow 125.3 rushing yards per contest on 32.7 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 25th in the country. Connecticut allows 415.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 71st in D-1. They force 0.8 turnovers per contest and 4.6 penalties for 40.4 yards in each contest, ranking 9th in the nation.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 8-1-0 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 2-6-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/31/16 DB Artrel Foster Shoulder injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/30/16 LB Avery Williams Ankle "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/30/16 S Khiry Lucas Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Connecticut
10/11/16 K Austin Jones Knee out for season
10/05/16 DL Jullian Taylor Undisclosed out for season
10/03/16 DL Sharif Finch Undisclosed out for season
09/13/16 DB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss 2-4 weeks
10/20/16 DL Felton Blackwell Suspension out indefinitely
10/20/16 LB Nazir Williams Suspension out indefinitely
10/19/16 OL Tommy Hopkins Knee out for season
09/27/16 C Daniel Oak Undisclosed out for season
08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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