Saturday, September 10, 2016
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The Tennessee Volunteers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Lane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tennessee as 11 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52. This season the Volunteers are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Joshua Dobbs finished with 192 yards through the air for Tennessee last week. He completed 16 passes out of 29 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led in rushing by Jalen Hurd, who finished with 110 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Josh Malone was the team leader in receiving with a total of 81 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 41 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tennessee got a total of 19 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 10 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 72 total plays for 319 yards for the game. The Volunteers ran for 127 yards on 43 attempts.
Jerod Evans finished with 221 yards through the air for Virginia Tech last week. He completed 20 passes out of 32 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Hokies were led in rushing by Jerod Evans, who finished with 46 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Isaiah Ford was the team leader in receiving with a total of 117 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Virginia Tech got a total of 24 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 15 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 89 total plays for 458 yards for the game. The Hokies ran for 206 yards on 48 attempts.
Tennessee scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 95th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16 passes on 29 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 192 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 86th in college football. The Volunteers run for an average of 127 yards per game on 43 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry. That ranks them 87th in the nation. They also run 72 plays per contest and average 4.4 yards per play for an average of 319 yards per game, ranking their offense 96th overall this season. The Volunteers average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 87th in the country. They accumulate 55 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 62nd in the nation.
Tennessee allows 108 passing yards per game, ranking 18th in D-1, and they allow 13 points per contest on defense, which ranks 40th. They give up 15 completions on 23 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65.2. The Volunteers allow 184 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 97th in the country. Tennessee allows 292 total yards per game including 4.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 49th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 36 yards per game, ranking them 40th among D-1 teams.
Virginia Tech averages 36 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 52nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 61 percent completion percentage. They throw for 252 yards through the air per game, ranking them 49th in Division 1. The Hokies run for an average of 206 yards per game on 48 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 49th on the ground. They also run 89 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 458 yards per game, ranking them 54th in the country on offense. The Hokies get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. They average 33 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 102nd in college football.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 70 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 9th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13 points per contest, which has them ranked 43rd in the nation. They give up 9 completions on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 33.3 per game. The Hokies allow 90 rushing yards per contest on 35 carries for a 2.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 40th in the country. Virginia Tech allows 160 total yards per game for an average of 2.6 yards per play, which ranks 9th in D-1. They force 4 turnovers per contest and 13 penalties for 75 yards in each contest, ranking 106th in the nation.
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/16 QB Joshua Dobbs Undisclosed probable Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
09/04/16 WR Jason Croom Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
08/19/16 OL Chance Hall Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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