Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The USC Trojans take on the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Arizona Stadium. The opening line for this game has USC as 7 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Wildcats have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 1-5-0 against the spread.
Sam Darnold finished with 358 yards through the air for USC last week. He completed 25 passes out of 37 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Justin Davis, who finished with 83 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. JuJu Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 113 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game USC got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 18 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 539 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 181 yards on 43 attempts.
Brandon Dawkins finished with 243 yards passing for Arizona last week. He went 11 for 20, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Wildcats were led on the ground by Brandon Dawkins, who finished with 49 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Trey Griffey led the team in receiving with 109 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. Arizona had 21 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 475 yards for the contest. The Wildcats ran for 127 yards on 37 carries as a team.
USC scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 96th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.7 passes on 34.7 attempts for a 65.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 39th in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 151.7 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 91st in the nation. They also run 69.5 plays per contest and average 6 yards per play for an average of 416.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 66th overall this season. The Trojans average 21.7 first downs per game which ranks them 58th in the country. They accumulate 48.7 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 92nd in the nation.
USC allows 218.2 passing yards per game, ranking 54th in D-1, and they allow 25.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 57th. They give up 19 completions on 31.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61. The Trojans allow 157.2 rushing yards per game on 37.8 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 63rd in the country. USC allows 375.3 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 49th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.5 penalties for 41 yards per game, ranking them 8th among D-1 teams.
Arizona averages 28.2 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 69th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.5 passes per game on 28.7 attempts for a 57.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 221.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 76th in Division 1. The Wildcats run for an average of 226.8 yards per game on 41.8 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 29th on the ground. They also run 70.5 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 448.7 yards per game, ranking them 40th in the country on offense. The Wildcats get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. They average 54.2 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 72nd in college football.
Arizona allows an average of 270 passing yards per game, which ranks 103rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 88th in the nation. They give up 20 completions on 33.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 188 rushing yards per contest on 41.5 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 89th in the country. Arizona allows 458 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 108th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 9.8 penalties for 77.8 yards in each contest, ranking 123rd in the nation.
USC Betting Trends
USC is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
USC has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Arizona Betting Trends
Arizona is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona has an ATS record of 1-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 DE Jabari Ruffin Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/09/16 RB Justin Davis Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/09/16 TE Taylor McNamara Back "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/09/16 S Ykili Ross Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
10/09/16 T Zach Banner Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Arizona U
09/28/16 DT Noah Jefferson Academics out indefinitely
09/21/16 T E.J. Price Personal out indefinitely
09/21/16 RB Vavae Malepeai Shoulder out indefinitely
09/18/16 DE Don Hill Suspension out indefinitely
09/14/16 DE Osa Masina Dismissed has left team
09/09/16 C Toa Lobendahn Knee out for season
10/09/16 QB Anu Solomon Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/09/16 QB Brandon Dawkins Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/09/16 LB Cody Ippolito Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/09/16 DL Parker Zellers Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/09/16 WR Shawn Poindexter Ankle "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/09/16 FB Jamardre Cobb Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/09/16 DL Luca Bruno Foot "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/09/16 RB Nick Wilson Ankle "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/24/16 RB J.J. Taylor Ankle out indefinitely
09/22/16 LB Marquis Ware Personal has left team
09/14/16 RB Orlando Bradford Dismissed has left the team
09/02/16 TE Brion Anduze Knee out for season
09/02/16 LB Jacob Colacion Knee expected to redshirt
09/02/16 OL Keenan Walker Suspension out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona
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