Thursday, November 10, 2016
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The Utah Utes take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Sun Devil Stadium. The opening line for this game has Utah as 5.5 point favorites. This season the Utes are 5-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Sun Devils have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
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Troy Williams finished with 163 yards through the air for Utah last week. He completed 14 passes out of 31 attempts for a 45% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Joe Williams, who finished with 172 yards on 35 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Tim Patrick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 376 yards for the game. The Utes ran for 213 yards on 47 attempts.
Dillon Sterling-Cole finished with 302 yards passing for Arizona State last week. He went 21 for 38, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Sun Devils were led on the ground by Kalen Ballage, who finished with 62 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Kalen Ballage led the team in receiving with 105 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Arizona State had 22 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 468 yards for the contest. The Sun Devils ran for 139 yards on 36 carries as a team.
Utah scores 29.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 64th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.2 passes on 29.8 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 212.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 86th in college football. The Utes run for an average of 214.2 yards per game on 46.4 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 33rd in the nation. They also run 76.2 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 426.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 48th overall this season. The Utes average 22.6 first downs per game which ranks them 42nd in the country. They accumulate 63.7 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, which ranks 29th in the nation.
Utah allows 237 passing yards per game, ranking 75th in D-1, and they allow 22.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 31st. They give up 18.4 completions on 34.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.9. The Utes allow 128.1 rushing yards per game on 29.1 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 31st in the country. Utah allows 365.1 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 33rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 49.1 yards per game, ranking them 46th among D-1 teams.
Arizona State averages 35.7 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 32nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.2 passes per game on 33.3 attempts for a 57.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 239.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 58th in Division 1. The Sun Devils run for an average of 156.2 yards per game on 40.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 90th on the ground. They also run 73.6 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 395.6 yards per game, ranking them 76th in the country on offense. The Sun Devils get an average of 20.1 first downs per game, which ranks 87th in the nation. They average 46.9 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, ranking them 101st in college football.
Arizona State allows an average of 397.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 128th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 36.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 115th in the nation. They give up 28.8 completions on 44 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.4 per game. The Sun Devils allow 117.6 rushing yards per contest on 32.7 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 17th in the country. Arizona State allows 515.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.7 yards per play, which ranks 124th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.7 penalties for 54.7 yards in each contest, ranking 71st in the nation.
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Arizona State Betting Trends
Arizona State is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Arizona State has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 TE Harrison Handley Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Arizona State
11/07/16 LB Sunia Tauteoli Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Arizona State
11/07/16 RB Zack Moss Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Arizona State
11/06/16 RB Jordan Howard Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Arizona State
11/06/16 DB Marcus Williams Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Arizona State
11/06/16 RB Troy McCormick Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Arizona State
10/20/16 LB Marcus Sanders-Williams Undisclosed out for season
10/13/16 RB Armand Shyne Knee out for season
10/04/16 OL J.J. Dielman Leg out for season
09/13/16 DE Kylie Fitts Foot out for season
08/15/16 TE Siale Fakailoatonga Knee out for season
11/07/16 DB Armand Perry Foot is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Utah
11/07/16 DB Dasmond Tautalatasi Foot "?" Thursday vs. Utah
11/07/16 OL Stephon McCray Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Utah
11/07/16 WR Tim White Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Utah
11/07/16 DB Kareem Orr Leg is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Utah
11/07/16 QB Manny Wilkins Arm is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Utah
11/06/16 WR Cameron Smith Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Utah
11/06/16 LB Christian Sam Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Utah
11/06/16 LB Salamo Fiso Knee "?" Thursday vs. Utah
11/06/16 OL Sam Jones Foot "?" Thursday vs. Utah
11/06/16 DL Koron Crump Knee probable Thursday vs. Utah
10/11/16 Backup QB Brady White Foot out for season
09/08/16 OL Marshal Nathe Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 OL Tyson Rising Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/08/16 TE Grant Martinez Foot out indefinitely
09/08/16 S James Johnson Knee out indefinitely
09/08/16 FB Mark Cosgrove Knee out indefinitely
08/29/16 3rd QB Bryce Perkins Neck out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona State +5.5
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