Saturday, October 1, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Tulane Green Wave take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Gillette Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tulane as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Green Wave are 2-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Minutemen have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
Glen Cuiellette finished with 165 yards through the air for Tulane last week. He completed 10 passes out of 23 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led in rushing by Dontrell Hilliard, who finished with 49 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Terren Encalade was the team leader in receiving with a total of 103 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulane got a total of 14 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 311 yards for the game. The Green Wave ran for 130 yards on 48 attempts.
Andrew Ford finished with 273 yards passing for UMass last week. He went 24 for 40, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Minutemen were led on the ground by Marquis Young, who finished with 125 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Adam Breneman led the team in receiving with 79 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. UMass had 22 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 411 yards for the contest. The Minutemen ran for 138 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Tulane scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 62nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 7.5 passes on 16.8 attempts for a 44.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 87 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 127th in college football. The Green Wave run for an average of 238.3 yards per game on 49.8 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 24th in the nation. They also run 66.5 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 325.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 119th overall this season. The Green Wave average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 119th in the country. They accumulate 44 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 102nd in the nation.
Tulane allows 169 passing yards per game, ranking 18th in D-1, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 43rd. They give up 13.5 completions on 25.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.9. The Green Wave allow 139.3 rushing yards per game on 43.8 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 50th in the country. Tulane allows 308.3 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 20th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 41.8 yards per game, ranking them 20th among D-1 teams.
UMass averages 17.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 121st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 56.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 209.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 87th in Division 1. The Minutemen run for an average of 69.5 yards per game on 32.8 attempts for an average of 2.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 126th on the ground. They also run 64.8 plays per game and average 4.3 yards per play for a total of 278.8 yards per game, ranking them 125th in the country on offense. The Minutemen get an average of 15.8 first downs per game, which ranks 120th in the nation. They average 42.3 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 110th in college football.
UMass allows an average of 231 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 70th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 27.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 74th in the nation. They give up 21.5 completions on 34.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.3 per game. The Minutemen allow 175 rushing yards per contest on 37.3 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 82nd in the country. UMass allows 406 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 81st in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 77.5 yards in each contest, ranking 120th in the nation.
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 2-1-1 this season
UMass Betting Trends
UMass is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
UMass has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 C Junior Diaz Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Massachusetts
09/22/16 RB Sherman Badie Groin out indefinitely
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
09/15/16 QB James Sosinski Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Tulane
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Football Picks