Thursday, October 20, 2016
Ladd Peebles Stadium
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The Troy Trojans take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Ladd Peebles Stadium. The opening line for this game has Troy as 9 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Brandon Silvers finished with 235 yards through the air for Troy last week. He completed 20 passes out of 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Jordan Chunn, who finished with 91 yards on 32 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Deondre Douglas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 97 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Troy got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 363 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 128 yards on 43 attempts.
Dallas Davis finished with 146 yards passing for South Alabama last week. He went 9 for 15, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led on the ground by Dami Ayoola, who finished with 34 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Gerald Everett led the team in receiving with 125 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. South Alabama had 13 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 255 yards for the contest. The Jaguars ran for 61 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Troy scores 39.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 21st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.8 passes on 37.3 attempts for a 63.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 38th in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 201 yards per game on 40.3 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 39th in the nation. They also run 77.7 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 465 yards per game, ranking their offense 35th overall this season. The Trojans average 23.8 first downs per game which ranks them 28th in the country. They accumulate 82.8 penalty yards per game via 9 penalties, which ranks 4th in the nation.
Troy allows 284.7 passing yards per game, ranking 118th in D-1, and they allow 19.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 26th. They give up 23.5 completions on 44.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.8. The Trojans allow 98.8 rushing yards per game on 32.5 carries for an average of 3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 8th in the country. Troy allows 383.5 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 55th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 60.3 yards per game, ranking them 86th among D-1 teams.
South Alabama averages 23.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 100th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.7 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 57.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 261 yards through the air per game, ranking them 43rd in Division 1. The Jaguars run for an average of 99.8 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 2.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 120th on the ground. They also run 68.3 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 360.8 yards per game, ranking them 105th in the country on offense. The Jaguars get an average of 18.8 first downs per game, which ranks 105th in the nation. They average 62 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 39th in college football.
South Alabama allows an average of 142.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 3rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 58th in the nation. They give up 12.8 completions on 20.2 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.6 per game. The Jaguars allow 220.2 rushing yards per contest on 45.2 carries for a 4.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 109th in the country. South Alabama allows 363 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 40th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 48.7 yards in each contest, ranking 38th in the nation.
Troy Betting Trends
Troy is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Troy has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
South Alabama Betting Trends
South Alabama is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
South Alabama has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 CB Jalen Harris Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. South Alabama
08/29/16 WR Clark Quisenberry Academics out for season
09/21/16 LB Riley Cole Knee out for season
09/10/16 DE Jimmie Gipson III Knee out for season
09/10/16 DL Tre Alford Knee out for season
09/03/16 DE Dewayne Alford Achilles out for season
Tony's Pick: Take South Alabama
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