Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Troy Trojans take on the Idaho Vandals on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Kibbie Dome. The opening line for this game has Troy as 13.5 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Vandals have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
Brandon Silvers finished with 246 yards through the air for Troy last week. He completed 23 passes out of 32 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 64 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Deondre Douglas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 101 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Troy got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 492 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 207 yards on 41 attempts.
Matt Linehan finished with 249 yards passing for Idaho last week. He went 17 for 35, resulting in a 49% completion percentage. The Vandals were led on the ground by Aaron Duckworth, who finished with 90 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Callen Hightower led the team in receiving with 67 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Idaho had 21 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 378 yards for the contest. The Vandals ran for 129 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Troy scores 42.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 21st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 36.5 attempts for a 63 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 244 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 54th in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 229.3 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 30th in the nation. They also run 78 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 473.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 36th overall this season. The Trojans average 25 first downs per game which ranks them 26th in the country. They accumulate 86 penalty yards per game via 9.3 penalties, which ranks 10th in the nation.
Troy allows 290.3 passing yards per game, ranking 115th in D-1, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 38th. They give up 23.5 completions on 45.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 51.9. The Trojans allow 116.8 rushing yards per game on 33.8 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 32nd in the country. Troy allows 407 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 82nd in terms of yards per game. They force 3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.8 penalties for 68.5 yards per game, ranking them 107th among D-1 teams.
Idaho averages 18.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 118th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 51.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 193.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 100th in Division 1. The Vandals run for an average of 134 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 103rd on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 327.5 yards per game, ranking them 118th in the country on offense. The Vandals get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. They average 60 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, ranking them 48th in college football.
Idaho allows an average of 250.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 85th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 40.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 119th in the nation. They give up 22 completions on 34.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.3 per game. The Vandals allow 207 rushing yards per contest on 38 carries for a 5.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 100th in the country. Idaho allows 457.5 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 106th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 56.5 yards in each contest, ranking 67th in the nation.
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Idaho Betting Trends
Idaho is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Idaho has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
09/25/16 CB Dorian Clark Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Troy
09/25/16 OG Noah Johnson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Troy
Guy's Pick: Take Idaho
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