Saturday, September 10, 2016
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Utah State Aggies take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The opening line for this game has USC as 16.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 60. This season the Aggies are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread.
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Kent Myers finished with 100 yards through the air for Utah State last week. He completed 11 passes out of 17 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Devante Mays, who finished with 208 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. Wyatt Houston was the team leader in receiving with a total of 32 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah State got a total of 23 first downs by way of 16 rushing, 7 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 61 total plays for 528 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 428 yards on 44 attempts.
Max Browne finished with 101 yards through the air for USC last week. He completed 14 passes out of 29 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Trojans were led in rushing by Ronald Jones II, who finished with 46 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Darreus Rogers was the team leader in receiving with a total of 45 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. USC got a total of 11 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 4 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 67 total plays for 194 yards for the game. The Trojans ran for 64 yards on 30 attempts.
Utah State scores 45 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 40th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 11 passes on 17 attempts for a 64.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 100 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 123rd in college football. The Aggies run for an average of 428 yards per game on 44 attempts for an average of 9.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 2nd in the nation. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 8.7 yards per play for an average of 528 yards per game, ranking their offense 27th overall this season. The Aggies average 23 first downs per game which ranks them 53rd in the country. They accumulate 30 penalty yards per game via 4 penalties, which ranks 106th in the nation.
Utah State allows 137 passing yards per game, ranking 31st in D-1, and they allow 6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 15 completions on 27 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55.6. The Aggies allow 108 rushing yards per game on 41 carries for an average of 2.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 54th in the country. Utah State allows 245 total yards per game including 3.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 29th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 2 penalties for 15 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among D-1 teams.
USC averages 6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 126th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 48.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 130 yards through the air per game, ranking them 115th in Division 1. The Trojans run for an average of 64 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 2.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 120th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 2.9 yards per play for a total of 194 yards per game, ranking them 125th in the country on offense. The Trojans get an average of 11 first downs per game, which ranks 126th in the nation. They average 46 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 74th in college football.
USC allows an average of 223 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 78th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 52 points per contest, which has them ranked 122nd in the nation. They give up 12 completions on 18 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7 per game. The Trojans allow 242 rushing yards per contest on 45 carries for a 5.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 110th in the country. USC allows 465 total yards per game for an average of 7.4 yards per play, which ranks 103rd in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 29 yards in each contest, ranking 19th in the nation.
Utah State Betting Trends
Utah State is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Utah State has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
USC Betting Trends
USC is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
USC has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
09/05/16 DE Jabari Ruffin Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Utah State
09/04/16 T Chad Wheeler Foot "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/04/16 DE Don Hill Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/04/16 CB Isaiah Langley Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/04/16 CB John Plattenburg Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
09/04/16 DE Osa Masina Suspension "?" Saturday vs. Utah State
Tony's Pick: Take USC
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