Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Temple Owls take on the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Yulman Stadium. The opening line for this game has Temple as 14.5 point favorites. This season the Owls are 9-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Green Wave have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 5-4-1 against the spread.
P.J. Walker finished with 215 yards through the air for Temple last week. He completed 12 passes out of 18 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Ryquell Armstead, who finished with 133 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Ventell Bryant was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Temple got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 431 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 216 yards on 46 attempts.
Glen Cuiellette finished with 68 yards passing for Tulane last week. He went 5 for 21, resulting in a 24% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led on the ground by Dontrell Hilliard, who finished with 84 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Devin Glenn led the team in receiving with 25 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Tulane had 22 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 348 yards for the contest. The Green Wave ran for 280 yards on 64 carries as a team.
Temple scores 32.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 46th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.8 passes on 27.6 attempts for a 57.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 223.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 77th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 184.8 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 55th in the nation. They also run 68.4 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 408.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 66th overall this season. The Owls average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 69th in the country. They accumulate 48.4 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 88th in the nation.
Temple allows 154.2 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd in D-1, and they allow 20.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 17th. They give up 13.5 completions on 25.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.8. The Owls allow 137.6 rushing yards per game on 36.2 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 34th in the country. Temple allows 291.8 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 7th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 51.3 yards per game, ranking them 52nd among D-1 teams.
Tulane averages 25.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 92nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 9.4 passes per game on 22.6 attempts for a 41.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 117 yards through the air per game, ranking them 126th in Division 1. The Green Wave run for an average of 236.4 yards per game on 50.2 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 72.8 plays per game and average 4.9 yards per play for a total of 353.4 yards per game, ranking them 112th in the country on offense. The Green Wave get an average of 18.3 first downs per game, which ranks 113th in the nation. They average 57.1 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 57th in college football.
Tulane allows an average of 200.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 31st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 69th in the nation. They give up 15.4 completions on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 55 per game. The Green Wave allow 153.1 rushing yards per contest on 40 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 50th in the country. Tulane allows 353.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 24th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 52.7 yards in each contest, ranking 60th in the nation.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 9-1-0 this season
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 5-4-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 CB Artrel Foster Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/13/16 S Jyquis Thomas Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
10/11/16 PK Austin Jones Knee out for season
10/05/16 DL Jullian Taylor Knee out for season
10/03/16 DL Sharif Finch Knee out for season
09/13/16 CB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/13/16 DE Peter Woullard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Temple
11/13/16 DE Quinlan Carroll Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Temple
10/11/16 TE Charles Jones Ankle out indefinitely
09/29/16 C Junior Diaz Ankle out for season
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +14.5
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