Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Bulldog Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 11.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Hurricane are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
Dane Evans finished with 282 yards through the air for Tulsa last week. He completed 19 passes out of 29 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Golden Hurricane were led in rushing by D'Angelo Brewer, who finished with 60 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Keevan Lucas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 119 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 30 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulsa got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 493 yards for the game. The Golden Hurricane ran for 135 yards on 39 attempts.
Chason Virgil finished with 190 yards passing for Fresno State last week. He went 12 for 23, resulting in a 52% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led on the ground by Dontel James, who finished with 40 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Jamire Jordan led the team in receiving with 85 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 43 yards per reception. Fresno State had 7 first downs total. 2 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 53 total plays for 254 yards for the contest. The Bulldogs ran for 51 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Tulsa scores 35.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 52nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.7 passes on 32 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 230.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 67th in college football. The Golden Hurricane run for an average of 167 yards per game on 44.7 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 75th in the nation. They also run 76.7 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 397.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 77th overall this season. The Golden Hurricane average 23.3 first downs per game which ranks them 40th in the country. They accumulate 43.7 penalty yards per game via 4.3 penalties, which ranks 103rd in the nation.
Tulsa allows 208.7 passing yards per game, ranking 54th in D-1, and they allow 26.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 74th. They give up 15.7 completions on 29 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54. The Golden Hurricane allow 148.7 rushing yards per game on 39.7 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 63rd in the country. Tulsa allows 357.3 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 54th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 62.7 yards per game, ranking them 83rd among D-1 teams.
Fresno State averages 19.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 112th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.7 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 53.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 240 yards through the air per game, ranking them 58th in Division 1. The Bulldogs run for an average of 94 yards per game on 32 attempts for an average of 2.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 120th on the ground. They also run 69 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 334 yards per game, ranking them 109th in the country on offense. The Bulldogs get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 112th in the nation. They average 74 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, ranking them 26th in college football.
Fresno State allows an average of 168 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 22nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 99th in the nation. They give up 10.3 completions on 22 attempts for a completion percentage of 47 per game. The Bulldogs allow 235.3 rushing yards per contest on 46.3 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 111th in the country. Fresno State allows 403.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.9 yards per play, which ranks 84th in D-1. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 5.3 penalties for 46.7 yards in each contest, ranking 30th in the nation.
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Fresno State Betting Trends
Fresno State is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Fresno State has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 Backup QB Chad President Leg "?" Saturday vs. Fresno State
08/27/16 DE Jake Hanks Knee out for season
09/01/16 RB Bryson Oglesby Knee out indefinitely
09/01/16 RB Justin Rice Foot out indefinitely
09/01/16 OL Shane Gama Illness out indefinitely
09/01/16 RB Wesley Hill Knee out for season
08/27/16 DL Kevin Jeanniton Elbow out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Fresno State
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