Saturday, October 1, 2016
California Memorial Stadium
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The Utah Utes take on the California Golden Bears on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at California Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has California as 2 point favorites. This season the Utes are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Golden Bears have an over/under record of 4-0-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Troy Williams finished with 270 yards through the air for Utah last week. He completed 21 passes out of 34 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Zack Moss, who finished with 90 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Tim Patrick was the team leader in receiving with a total of 100 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah got a total of 30 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 456 yards for the game. The Utes ran for 186 yards on 47 attempts.
Davis Webb finished with 478 yards passing for California last week. He went 32 for 56, resulting in a 57% completion percentage. The Golden Bears were led on the ground by Khalfani Muhammad, who finished with 84 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Chad Hansen led the team in receiving with 110 yards and 10 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. California had 29 first downs total. 8 came from running the ball and 20 came from a pass. They ran 93 total plays for 637 yards for the contest. The Golden Bears ran for 159 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Utah scores 27.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 82nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.8 passes on 31.5 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 254.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 48th in college football. The Utes run for an average of 173.5 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 71st in the nation. They also run 72.3 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 427.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 65th overall this season. The Utes average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 67th in the country. They accumulate 59.3 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 52nd in the nation.
Utah allows 182.3 passing yards per game, ranking 29th in D-1, and they allow 15.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 17th. They give up 16.8 completions on 30.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.5. The Utes allow 132 rushing yards per game on 31 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 48th in the country. Utah allows 314.3 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 23rd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 47.8 yards per game, ranking them 38th among D-1 teams.
California averages 45.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 11th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 34.5 passes per game on 55.5 attempts for a 62.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 459.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 2nd in Division 1. The Golden Bears run for an average of 135.3 yards per game on 33.5 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 102nd on the ground. They also run 89 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 594.5 yards per game, ranking them 3rd in the country on offense. The Golden Bears get an average of 28.3 first downs per game, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They average 66.5 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 33rd in college football.
California allows an average of 228.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 67th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 42.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 123rd in the nation. They give up 18.8 completions on 31.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.5 per game. The Golden Bears allow 263.3 rushing yards per contest on 46.5 carries for a 5.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 123rd in the country. California allows 491.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 117th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 8 penalties for 62.8 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
California Betting Trends
California is 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
California has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 DB Dominique Hatfield Leg "?" Saturday vs. California
09/25/16 T Sam Tevi Back "?" Saturday vs. California
09/25/16 WR Tyrone Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. California
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
08/18/16 DB Damariay Drew Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Utah
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