Saturday, November 19, 2016
Notre Dame Stadium
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The Virginia Tech Hokies take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Notre Dame Stadium. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 3 point favorites. This season the Hokies are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Fighting Irish have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
Jerod Evans finished with 192 yards through the air for Virginia Tech last week. He completed 15 passes out of 27 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. The Hokies were led in rushing by Jerod Evans, who finished with 83 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Isaiah Ford was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Virginia Tech got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 399 yards for the game. The Hokies ran for 207 yards on 52 attempts.
DeShone Kizer finished with 223 yards passing for Notre Dame last week. He went 19 for 27, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Fighting Irish were led on the ground by Josh Adams, who finished with 73 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Torii Hunter Jr. led the team in receiving with 104 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Notre Dame had 21 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 56 total plays for 370 yards for the contest. The Fighting Irish ran for 147 yards on 29 carries as a team.
Virginia Tech scores 33.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 45th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.6 passes on 32 attempts for a 61.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 258.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 41st in college football. The Hokies run for an average of 186.1 yards per game on 46.1 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also run 78.1 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 444.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 43rd overall this season. The Hokies average 23.2 first downs per game which ranks them 36th in the country. They accumulate 45.2 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, which ranks 105th in the nation.
Virginia Tech allows 184.9 passing yards per game, ranking 14th in D-1, and they allow 21.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 24th. They give up 14.5 completions on 29.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49. The Hokies allow 144.1 rushing yards per game on 38.2 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 40th in the country. Virginia Tech allows 329 total yards per game including 4.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8 penalties for 58.1 yards per game, ranking them 87th among D-1 teams.
Notre Dame averages 31.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 53rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.6 passes per game on 31.5 attempts for a 59 percent completion percentage. They throw for 254.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 43rd in Division 1. The Fighting Irish run for an average of 160.6 yards per game on 36.5 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 80th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 415.4 yards per game, ranking them 60th in the country on offense. The Fighting Irish get an average of 20.9 first downs per game, which ranks 70th in the nation. They average 50.6 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 80th in college football.
Notre Dame allows an average of 188.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 15th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 25.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 47th in the nation. They give up 15.2 completions on 25.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 183 rushing yards per contest on 44.4 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 77th in the country. Notre Dame allows 371.5 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 39th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 50.6 yards in each contest, ranking 50th in the nation.
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 5-5-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Notre Dame Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Notre Dame has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 DB Greg Stroman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/17/16 RB Deshawn McClease Lower Body out for season
09/12/16 LB Trent Young Knee out for season
11/13/16 DL Daniel Cage Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/13/16 WR Torii Hunter Jr. Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/28/16 WR Javon McKinley Leg out for season
10/14/16 DL Micah Dew-Treadway Foot out indefinitely
09/12/16 CB Nick Watkins Arm out indefinitely
09/11/16 DB Shaun Crawford Achilles out for season
09/02/16 RB Justin Brent Foot out indefinitely
08/22/16 DB Max Redfield Dismissed has been dismissed
08/22/16 DB Devin Butler Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame -3
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