Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Tennessee Volunteers take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Kyle Field. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Volunteers are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 1-3-1 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
Joshua Dobbs finished with 230 yards through the air for Tennessee last week. He completed 16 passes out of 26 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led in rushing by Alvin Kamara, who finished with 62 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Jauan Jennings was the team leader in receiving with a total of 71 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tennessee got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 357 yards for the game. The Volunteers ran for 127 yards on 38 attempts.
Trevor Knight finished with 206 yards passing for Texas A&M last week. He went 23 for 40, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Aggies were led on the ground by Trayveon Williams, who finished with 98 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Jeremy Tabuyo led the team in receiving with 89 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Texas A&M had 22 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 79 total plays for 422 yards for the contest. The Aggies ran for 216 yards on 39 carries as a team.
Tennessee scores 33 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 57th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.4 passes on 26.8 attempts for a 57.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 207 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 87th in college football. The Volunteers run for an average of 175.2 yards per game on 42.8 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. That ranks them 64th in the nation. They also run 69.6 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 382.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 88th overall this season. The Volunteers average 19.6 first downs per game which ranks them 93rd in the country. They accumulate 54.8 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 65th in the nation.
Tennessee allows 211.8 passing yards per game, ranking 48th in D-1, and they allow 23 points per contest on defense, which ranks 46th. They give up 19.6 completions on 32.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.8. The Volunteers allow 149.4 rushing yards per game on 38.8 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 57th in the country. Tennessee allows 361.2 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 43rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 57.2 yards per game, ranking them 78th among D-1 teams.
Texas A&M averages 39.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.8 passes per game on 38.6 attempts for a 53.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 262.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 43rd in Division 1. The Aggies run for an average of 258.6 yards per game on 38.4 attempts for an average of 6.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 77 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 521 yards per game, ranking them 13th in the country on offense. The Aggies get an average of 24.4 first downs per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. They average 53.4 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 70th in college football.
Texas A&M allows an average of 253.4 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 87th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 15.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 12th in the nation. They give up 22.4 completions on 39.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3 per game. The Aggies allow 134.8 rushing yards per contest on 39.4 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 45th in the country. Texas A&M allows 388.2 total yards per game for an average of 4.9 yards per play, which ranks 64th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 44.4 yards in each contest, ranking 20th in the nation.
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Texas A&M Betting Trends
Texas A&M is 1-3-1 against the over/under this season
Texas A&M has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
10/02/16 DB Justin Martin Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/19/16 DB Cameron Sutton Ankle out indefinitely
09/19/16 LB Quart'e Sapp ACL out for season
10/02/16 DL Myles Garrett Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
10/02/16 WR Ricky Seals-Jones Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
08/20/16 LB Josh Walker Suspension out indefinitely
08/19/16 DB Justin Dunning ACL out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Tennessee
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