Friday, November 18, 2016
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The UNLV Runnin' Rebels take on the Boise State Broncos on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Albertsons Stadium. The opening line for this game has Boise State as 26.5 point favorites. This season the Runnin' Rebels are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-2-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread.
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Kurt Palandech finished with 161 yards through the air for UNLV last week. He completed 10 passes out of 21 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Runnin' Rebels were led in rushing by Charles Williams, who finished with 141 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Devonte Boyd was the team leader in receiving with a total of 136 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game UNLV got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 70 total plays for 402 yards for the game. The Runnin' Rebels ran for 217 yards on 40 attempts.
Brett Rypien finished with 219 yards passing for Boise State last week. He went 16 for 21, resulting in a 76% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Jeremy McNichols, who finished with 158 yards on 28 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Cedrick Wilson led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Boise State had 30 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 517 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 298 yards on 54 carries as a team.
UNLV scores 34.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 41st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11.9 passes on 25.2 attempts for a 47.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 172.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 109th in college football. The Runnin' Rebels run for an average of 252.7 yards per game on 44.3 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the nation. They also run 69.5 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 424.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 53rd overall this season. The Runnin' Rebels average 20.5 first downs per game which ranks them 78th in the country. They accumulate 55.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 64th in the nation.
UNLV allows 261.6 passing yards per game, ranking 101st in D-1, and they allow 35.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 110th. They give up 18.5 completions on 35.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.7. The Runnin' Rebels allow 165.4 rushing yards per game on 38.8 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 65th in the country. UNLV allows 427 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 80th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 43.3 yards per game, ranking them 19th among D-1 teams.
Boise State averages 36.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 29th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.2 passes per game on 30.8 attempts for a 65.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 314.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 15th in Division 1. The Broncos run for an average of 183 yards per game on 38.3 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 59th on the ground. They also run 69.1 plays per game and average 7.2 yards per play for a total of 497.8 yards per game, ranking them 17th in the country on offense. The Broncos get an average of 24.1 first downs per game, which ranks 24th in the nation. They average 43.9 penalty yards per game via 4.9 penalties, ranking them 111th in college football.
Boise State allows an average of 223.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 57th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 29th in the nation. They give up 22.6 completions on 37.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.1 per game. The Broncos allow 165.5 rushing yards per contest on 36.9 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 66th in the country. Boise State allows 389.1 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 51st in D-1. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and 7.9 penalties for 59.2 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
UNLV Betting Trends
UNLV is 8-2-0 against the over/under this season
UNLV has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Boise State Betting Trends
Boise State is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Boise State has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/14/16 WR Devonte Boyd Arm out for season
10/04/16 WR Brandon Presley Foot out for season
10/04/16 WR Darren Woods Jr Knee out for season
09/21/16 DB Evan Austrie Shoulder out indefinitely
08/28/16 WR Kendal Keys Knee out for season
10/26/16 UT Gabe Perez Shoulder out for season
10/18/16 S Skyler Seibold Knee out for season
09/27/16 S Evan Tyler Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Boise State -26.5
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