Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Temple Owls take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Beaver Stadium. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 9 point favorites. This season the Owls are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The Nittany Lions have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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P.J. Walker finished with 124 yards through the air for Temple last week. He completed 11 passes out of 23 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Ryquell Armstead, who finished with 48 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Keith Kirkwood was the team leader in receiving with a total of 54 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Temple got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 6 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 301 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 177 yards on 39 attempts.
Trace McSorley finished with 332 yards through the air for Penn State last week. He completed 24 passes out of 35 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Nittany Lions were led in rushing by Saquon Barkley, who finished with 85 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. DeAndre Thompkins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 87 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. Penn State got a total of 20 first downs in that game. 6 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 406 yards for the game. The Nittany Lions ran for 74 yards on 31 attempts.
Temple scores 25.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 90th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11.5 passes on 25.5 attempts for a 45.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 146 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 116th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 130 yards per game on 33.5 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 96th in the nation. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 276 yards per game, ranking their offense 124th overall this season. The Owls average 15 first downs per game which ranks them 121st in the country. They accumulate 27.5 penalty yards per game via 3.5 penalties, which ranks 122nd in the nation.
Temple allows 49.5 passing yards per game, ranking 1st in D-1, and they allow 14 points per contest on defense, which ranks 27th. They give up 5 completions on 12.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 40. The Owls allow 189 rushing yards per game on 50.5 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 98th in the country. Temple allows 238.5 total yards per game including 3.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 13th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 33.5 yards per game, ranking them 11th among D-1 teams.
Penn State averages 36 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 52nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 60.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 270.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 39th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions run for an average of 109.5 yards per game on 34.5 attempts for an average of 3.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 107th on the ground. They also run 67.5 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 380 yards per game, ranking them 83rd in the country on offense. The Nittany Lions get an average of 19.5 first downs per game, which ranks 81st in the nation. They average 45 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 94th in college football.
Penn State allows an average of 110 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 11th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 84th in the nation. They give up 12.5 completions on 21.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.1 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 245.5 rushing yards per contest on 48.5 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 115th in the country. Penn State allows 355.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 65th in D-1. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 63 yards in each contest, ranking 84th in the nation.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 TE Colin Thompson Undisclosed doubtful Saturday vs. Penn State
09/11/16 DE Jacob Martin Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/11/16 RB Jahad Thomas Thumb "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/11/16 S Jyquis Thomas Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/11/16 DB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss Saturday vs. Penn State
09/11/16 LB Shaun Bradley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/11/16 WR Ventell Bryant Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/22/16 LB Stephaun Marshall Hamstring out indefinitely
09/11/16 LB Brandon Bell Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/11/16 DE Evan Schwan Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/11/16 CB Grant Haley Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/11/16 LB Jason Cabinda Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/11/16 DT Kevin Givens Concussion injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/11/16 WR Saeed Blacknall Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
Josh's Pick: Take Temple
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