Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The USC Trojans take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Stanford Stadium. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 6.5 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
Max Browne finished with 182 yards through the air for USC last week. He completed 23 passes out of 30 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Justin Davis, who finished with 70 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Darreus Rogers was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game USC got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 422 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 178 yards on 44 attempts.
Ryan Burns finished with 156 yards through the air for Stanford last week. He completed 14 passes out of 18 attempts for a 78% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led in rushing by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 126 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Michael Rector was the team leader in receiving with a total of 73 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Stanford got a total of 13 first downs in that game. 3 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 49 total plays for 272 yards for the game. The Cardinal ran for 105 yards on 30 attempts.
USC scores 25.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 89th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 37 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 187 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 95th in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 121 yards per game on 37 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 98th in the nation. They also run 74 plays per contest and average 4.2 yards per play for an average of 308 yards per game, ranking their offense 114th overall this season. The Trojans average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 79th in the country. They accumulate 48.5 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 81st in the nation.
USC allows 213.5 passing yards per game, ranking 64th in D-1, and they allow 29.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 91st. They give up 18.5 completions on 28.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64.9. The Trojans allow 145.5 rushing yards per game on 35.5 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 76th in the country. USC allows 359 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 68th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.5 penalties for 33.5 yards per game, ranking them 12th among D-1 teams.
Stanford averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 85th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15 passes per game on 19 attempts for a 78.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 167 yards through the air per game, ranking them 106th in Division 1. The Cardinal run for an average of 105 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 111th on the ground. They also run 49 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 272 yards per game, ranking them 126th in the country on offense. The Cardinal get an average of 13 first downs per game, which ranks 124th in the nation. They average 26 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, ranking them 124th in college football.
Stanford allows an average of 243 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 86th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 13 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th in the nation. They give up 19 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.3 per game. The Cardinal allow 92 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 2.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 27th in the country. Stanford allows 335 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 53rd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 44 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd in the nation.
USC Betting Trends
USC is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
USC has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 DE Don Hill Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/11/16 CB John Plattenburg Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/11/16 DT Khaliel Rodgers Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/11/16 DT Noah Jefferson Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/11/16 DE Osa Masina Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/11/16 LB Quinton Powell Illness "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
09/09/16 C Toa Lobendahn Knee out for season
09/11/16 Backup RB Bryce Love Leg "?" Saturday vs. USC
Tony's Pick: Take USC
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