Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Tulane Green Wave take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 2 point favorites. This season the Green Wave are 5-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 2-8-1 against the spread.
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Glen Cuiellette finished with 17 yards through the air for Tulane last week. He completed 3 passes out of 12 attempts for a 25% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led in rushing by Josh Rounds, who finished with 37 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Darnell Mooney was the team leader in receiving with a total of 7 yards and 1 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulane got a total of 8 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 0 came through the air. They ran 46 total plays for 142 yards for the game. The Green Wave ran for 118 yards on 33 attempts.
Donovan Williams finished with 69 yards passing for Connecticut last week. He went 12 for 21, resulting in a 57% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Donovan Williams, who finished with 66 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Noel Thomas led the team in receiving with 32 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. Connecticut had 8 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 49 total plays for 160 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 91 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Tulane scores 22.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 111th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 8.9 passes on 21.7 attempts for a 41 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 108.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 126th in college football. The Green Wave run for an average of 225.6 yards per game on 48.6 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 25th in the nation. They also run 70.4 plays per contest and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 334.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 119th overall this season. The Green Wave average 17.4 first downs per game which ranks them 121st in the country. They accumulate 56.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 59th in the nation.
Tulane allows 212.6 passing yards per game, ranking 48th in D-1, and they allow 29 points per contest on defense, which ranks 70th. They give up 15.6 completions on 28.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55. The Green Wave allow 157 rushing yards per game on 40.7 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 47th in the country. Tulane allows 369.6 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 34th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 52.9 yards per game, ranking them 64th among D-1 teams.
Connecticut averages 15 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 128th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 31.7 attempts for a 56.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 209.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 89th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 111.3 yards per game on 35.8 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 120th on the ground. They also run 67.5 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 321.1 yards per game, ranking them 122nd in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 17.4 first downs per game, which ranks 122nd in the nation. They average 30.5 penalty yards per game via 3.8 penalties, ranking them 125th in college football.
Connecticut allows an average of 273.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 115th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 59th in the nation. They give up 23.1 completions on 35.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3 per game. The Huskies allow 136.3 rushing yards per contest on 35.5 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 36th in the country. Connecticut allows 409.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 68th in D-1. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 41 yards in each contest, ranking 13th in the nation.
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 5-5-1 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 2-8-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 CB Parry Nickerson Arm "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/11/16 TE Charles Jones Ankle out indefinitely
09/29/16 C Junior Diaz Ankle out for season
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
10/20/16 DL Felton Blackwell Suspension out indefinitely
10/20/16 LB Nazir Williams Suspension out indefinitely
10/19/16 OG Tommy Hopkins Knee out for season
09/27/16 C Daniel Oak Undisclosed out for season
08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -2
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