Saturday, October 22, 2016
The Rose Bowl
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The Utah Utes take on the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at The Rose Bowl. The opening line for this game has Utah as 6 point favorites. This season the Utes are 3-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-4-0. The Bruins have an over/under record of 2-4-1 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread.
Troy Williams finished with 42 yards through the air for Utah last week. He completed 4 passes out of 13 attempts for a 31% completion percentage. The Utes were led in rushing by Joe Williams, who finished with 179 yards on 34 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Raelon Singleton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 25 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Utah got a total of 17 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 2 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 317 yards for the game. The Utes ran for 275 yards on 60 attempts.
Mike Fafaul finished with 258 yards passing for UCLA last week. He went 24 for 40, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Bruins were led on the ground by Bolu Olorunfunmi, who finished with 22 yards on 10 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Darren Andrews led the team in receiving with 116 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. UCLA had 18 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 301 yards for the contest. The Bruins ran for 43 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Utah scores 26.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 80th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.1 passes on 30.1 attempts for a 56.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 224.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 77th in college football. The Utes run for an average of 193.6 yards per game on 46 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 47th in the nation. They also run 76.1 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 417.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 61st overall this season. The Utes average 22.6 first downs per game which ranks them 44th in the country. They accumulate 57.9 penalty yards per game via 7.1 penalties, which ranks 52nd in the nation.
Utah allows 211.9 passing yards per game, ranking 52nd in D-1, and they allow 18.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 17th. They give up 16.3 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.5. The Utes allow 129.7 rushing yards per game on 30 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the country. Utah allows 341.6 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 25th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 55.1 yards per game, ranking them 68th among D-1 teams.
UCLA averages 26 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 86th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 23.6 passes per game on 40.6 attempts for a 58.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 318.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 15th in Division 1. The Bruins run for an average of 91.1 yards per game on 32.4 attempts for an average of 2.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 126th on the ground. They also run 73 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 409.7 yards per game, ranking them 66th in the country on offense. The Bruins get an average of 21.1 first downs per game, which ranks 69th in the nation. They average 52 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 74th in college football.
UCLA allows an average of 198.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 28th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 39th in the nation. They give up 19.1 completions on 37.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.6 per game. The Bruins allow 146.3 rushing yards per contest on 36.6 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 50th in the country. UCLA allows 344.4 total yards per game for an average of 4.6 yards per play, which ranks 28th in D-1. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 50.1 yards in each contest, ranking 45th in the nation.
Utah Betting Trends
Utah is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Utah has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
UCLA Betting Trends
UCLA is 2-4-1 against the over/under this season
UCLA has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/17/16 DB Marcus Williams Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
10/17/16 LB Sunia Tauteoli Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
10/17/16 WR Tim Patrick Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
10/16/16 RB Jordan Howard Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
10/16/16 RB Troy McCormick Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
10/16/16 RB Zack Moss Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UCLA
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
10/16/16 QB Josh Rosen Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/16/16 DB Nate Meadors Leg "?" Saturday vs. Utah
09/20/16 LB Mique Juarez Personal out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCLA
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