Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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The Temple Owls take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in the Military Bowl. The opening line for this game has Temple as 12.5 point favorites. This season the Owls are 12-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-8-0. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 5-7-0 and they are 7-5-0 against the spread.
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P.J. Walker finished with 199 yards through the air for Temple in his last game. He completed 16 passes out of 25 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Ryquell Armstead, who finished with 76 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Keith Kirkwood was the team leader in receiving with a total of 98 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Temple got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 388 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 189 yards on 36 attempts.
John Wolford finished with 137 yards passing for Wake Forest in his last contest. He went 16 for 33, resulting in a 48% completion percentage. The Demon Deacons were led on the ground by John Wolford, who finished with 69 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Cortez Lewis led the team in receiving with 67 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Wake Forest had 15 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 287 yards for the contest. The Demon Deacons ran for 150 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Temple scores 32.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 44th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.7 passes on 27.2 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 225.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 69th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 191.5 yards per game on 41.4 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 51st in the nation. They also run 68.6 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 416.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 65th overall this season. The Owls average 21.3 first downs per game which ranks them 63rd in the country. They accumulate 43.8 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 104th in the nation.
Temple allows 145.2 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd in D-1, and they allow 17.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 8th. They give up 12.9 completions on 24.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.7. The Owls allow 131.1 rushing yards per game on 35.8 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the country. Temple allows 276.2 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 3rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.7 penalties for 45.8 yards per game, ranking them 30th among D-1 teams.
Wake Forest averages 19.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 122nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.7 passes per game on 27 attempts for a 54.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 159.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 115th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons run for an average of 147.5 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 100th on the ground. They also run 67.8 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 306.8 yards per game, ranking them 125th in the country on offense. The Demon Deacons get an average of 16.9 first downs per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. They average 36.1 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 121st in college football.
Wake Forest allows an average of 214.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 47th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in the nation. They give up 17.8 completions on 30.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.7 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 155.9 rushing yards per contest on 38.5 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 51st in the country. Wake Forest allows 370.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 39th in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 48.6 yards in each contest, ranking 41st in the nation.
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 5-8-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 12-1-0 this season
Wake Forest Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 5-7-0 against the over/under this season
Wake Forest has an ATS record of 7-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
11/08/16 QB Kendall Hinton Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +12.5
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