Thursday, September 1, 2016
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The Tulane Green Wave take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at BB&T Field. The opening line for this game has Wake Forest as 16 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. Last season the Green Wave were 6-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 7-5-0. The Demon Deacons had an over/under record of 5-6-1 and they were 6-6-0 against the spread.
Tulane scored 19.7 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 113th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 17.1 passes on 33.6 attempts for a 50.9 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 201.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 90th in college football. The Green Wave ran for an average of 115.8 yards per game on 33.1 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranked them 119th in the nation. They also ran 66.7 plays per contest and averaged 4.8 yards per play for an average of 317 yards per game, ranking their offense 120th overall last season. The Green Wave averaged 16.3 first downs per game which ranked them 124th in the country. They accumulated 53.4 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranked 73rd in the nation.
Tulane allowed 233.4 passing yards per game, ranking 75th in D-1, and they allowed 36.3 points per contest on defense, which ranked 111th. They gave up 16.9 completions on 27.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61. The Green Wave allowed 178.8 rushing yards per game on 43.2 carries for a 4.1 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 74th in the country. Tulane allowed 412.3 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 80th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.3 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6.6 penalties for 62.3 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
Wake Forest averaged 17.4 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 120th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 19.7 passes per game on 34.8 attempts for a 56.6 percent completion percentage. They threw for 228.3 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 60th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons ran for an average of 105.7 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 123rd on the ground. They also ran 69.5 plays per game and averaged 4.8 yards per play for a total of 333.9 yards per game, ranking them 113th in the country on offense. The Demon Deacons got an average of 18.9 first downs per game, which ranked 97th in the nation. They averaged 46.9 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, ranking them 92nd in college football.
Wake Forest allowed an average of 202.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 32nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 24.6 points per contest, which had them ranked 43rd in the nation. They gave up 16.6 completions on 26.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8 per game. The Demon Deacons allowed 161.8 rushing yards per contest on 38.5 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 53rd in the country. Wake Forest allowed 364.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranked 38th in D-1. They forced 0.9 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 62.3 yards in each contest, ranking 100th in the nation.
Jordy Joseph finished his last game of last season with 343 yards through the air for Tulane. He completed 23 passes out of 41 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led in rushing by Jordy Joseph, who finished with 67 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Dontrell Hilliard was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulane got a total of 25 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 15 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 82 total plays for 530 yards for the game. The Green Wave ran for 187 yards on 41 attempts.
John Wolford finished his last game of last season with 338 yards through the air for Wake Forest. He completed 23 passes out of 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Demon Deacons were led in rushing by Tyler Bell, who finished with 94 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Cam Serigne was the team leader in receiving with a total of 135 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Wake Forest got a total of 21 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 12 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 58 total plays for 450 yards for the game. The Demon Deacons ran for 112 yards on 23 attempts.
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
Tulane had an ATS record of 6-6-0 last season
Wake Forest Betting Trends
Wake Forest were 5-6-1 against the over/under last season
Wake Forest had an ATS record of 6-6-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks ACL out indefinitely
08/20/16 TE Kendall Ardoin Shoulder probable Thursday vs. Wake Forest
08/20/16 DL Duke Ejiofor Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Tulane
08/20/16 OL Phil Haynes Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Tulane
08/20/16 RB Tyler Bell Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Tulane
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane
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