Friday, September 23, 2016
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The USC Trojans take on the Utah Utes on Friday, September 23, 2016 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah as 2 point favorites. This season the Trojans are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Utes have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Max Browne finished with 191 yards through the air for USC last week. He completed 18 passes out of 28 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Justin Davis, who finished with 63 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Tyler Petite was the team leader in receiving with a total of 73 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game USC got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 61 total plays for 353 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 117 yards on 26 attempts.
Troy Williams finished with 257 yards through the air for Utah last week. He completed 20 passes out of 28 attempts for a 71% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Zack Moss, who finished with 95 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Tim Patrick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 121 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Utah got a total of 19 first downs in that game. 11 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 456 yards for the game. The Utes ran for 201 yards on 37 attempts.
USC scores 20.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 109th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 36.3 attempts for a 63.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 203.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 88th in college football. The Trojans run for an average of 119.7 yards per game on 33.3 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 111th in the nation. They also run 69.7 plays per contest and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 323 yards per game, ranking their offense 114th overall this season. The Trojans average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 94th in the country. They accumulate 51 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 83rd in the nation.
USC allows 178.7 passing yards per game, ranking 33rd in D-1, and they allow 28.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 83rd. They give up 15.3 completions on 24 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.9. The Trojans allow 195.3 rushing yards per game on 39.3 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 98th in the country. USC allows 374 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 64th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4 penalties for 34 yards per game, ranking them 6th among D-1 teams.
Utah averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 92nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.3 passes per game on 30.7 attempts for a 63 percent completion percentage. They throw for 249 yards through the air per game, ranking them 52nd in Division 1. The Utes run for an average of 169.3 yards per game on 38.7 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 69th on the ground. They also run 69.3 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 418.3 yards per game, ranking them 68th in the country on offense. The Utes get an average of 19.3 first downs per game, which ranks 88th in the nation. They average 64.7 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, ranking them 44th in college football.
Utah allows an average of 158.7 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 18th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 12 points per contest, which has them ranked 10th in the nation. They give up 16.3 completions on 32.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.5 per game. The Utes allow 105 rushing yards per contest on 30.3 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 31st in the country. Utah allows 263.7 total yards per game for an average of 4.2 yards per play, which ranks 12th in D-1. They force 2.7 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 47.3 yards in each contest, ranking 32nd in the nation.
USC Betting Trends
USC is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
USC has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 DE Don Hill Suspension out indefinitely
09/18/16 DT Khaliel Rodgers Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/18/16 Backup QB Matt Fink Ankle "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/18/16 DT Noah Jefferson Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/18/16 LB Quinton Powell Illness "?" Friday vs. Utah
09/14/16 DE Osa Masina Dismissed has left team
09/12/16 S Marvell Tell III Head probable Saturday vs. Stanford
09/09/16 C Toa Lobendahn Knee out for season
09/18/16 DB Dominique Hatfield Leg "?" Friday vs. USC
09/14/16 RB Joe Williams Personal out for season
09/13/16 DE Kylie Fitts Foot out for season
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take USC
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