Saturday, September 17, 2016
California Memorial Stadium
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The Texas Longhorns take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at California Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Texas as 7 point favorites. This season the Longhorns are 2-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
Shane Buechele finished with 244 yards through the air for Texas last week. He completed 22 passes out of 27 attempts for a 81% completion percentage. The Longhorns were led in rushing by Chris Warren III, who finished with 95 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Jacorey Warrick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 73 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 416 yards for the game. The Longhorns ran for 171 yards on 47 attempts.
Davis Webb finished with 522 yards through the air for California last week. He completed 41 passes out of 72 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Golden Bears were led in rushing by Vic Enwere, who finished with 72 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Chad Hansen was the team leader in receiving with a total of 190 yards and 14 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. California got a total of 30 first downs in that game. 5 came from running the ball and 23 came from a pass. They ran 94 total plays for 604 yards for the game. The Golden Bears ran for 82 yards on 22 attempts.
Texas scores 45.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 23rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.5 passes on 27.5 attempts for a 70.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 262.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 46th in college football. The Longhorns run for an average of 204 yards per game on 53 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also run 80.5 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 466.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 43rd overall this season. The Longhorns average 24.5 first downs per game which ranks them 34th in the country. They accumulate 109.5 penalty yards per game via 10.5 penalties, which ranks 4th in the nation.
Texas allows 155.5 passing yards per game, ranking 27th in D-1, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 82nd. They give up 15.5 completions on 25.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.8. The Longhorns allow 170.5 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 88th in the country. Texas allows 326 total yards per game including 4.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 50th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 71 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
California averages 45.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 39.5 passes per game on 63 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 481.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd in Division 1. The Golden Bears run for an average of 135.5 yards per game on 28.5 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 94th on the ground. They also run 91.5 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 617 yards per game, ranking them 4th in the country on offense. The Golden Bears get an average of 30 first downs per game, which ranks 8th in the nation. They average 67.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, ranking them 32nd in college football.
California allows an average of 181.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 41st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 38 points per contest, which has them ranked 109th in the nation. They give up 15.5 completions on 28.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.4 per game. The Golden Bears allow 291 rushing yards per contest on 42.5 carries for a 6.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 125th in the country. California allows 472.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranks 107th in D-1. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and 10 penalties for 78.5 yards in each contest, ranking 114th in the nation.
Texas Betting Trends
Texas is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Texas has an ATS record of 2-0-0 this season
California Betting Trends
California is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
California has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 S Dylan Haines Head "?" Saturday vs. California
09/11/16 RB Kirk Johnson Knee "?" Saturday vs. California
09/01/16 OL Buck Major Finger out indefinitely
08/19/16 WR Lorenzo Joe Hamstring out indefinitely
08/18/16 DB Damariay Drew Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take California
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