Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Virginia Cavaliers take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Rentschler Field. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 4.5 point favorites. This season the Cavaliers are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-1-1. The Huskies have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
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Kurt Benkert finished with 193 yards through the air for Virginia last week. He completed 20 passes out of 39 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led in rushing by Albert Reid, who finished with 126 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Doni Dowling was the team leader in receiving with a total of 54 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Virginia got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 388 yards for the game. The Cavaliers ran for 193 yards on 40 attempts.
Bryant Shirreffs finished with 239 yards through the air for Connecticut last week. He completed 23 passes out of 26 attempts for a 88% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Ron Johnson, who finished with 33 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Noel Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 116 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Connecticut got a total of 19 first downs in that game. 6 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 354 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 90 yards on 34 attempts.
Virginia scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 102nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23.5 passes on 37 attempts for a 63.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 229.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 64th in college football. The Cavaliers run for an average of 115.5 yards per game on 30.5 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also run 67.5 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 345 yards per game, ranking their offense 100th overall this season. The Cavaliers average 23.5 first downs per game which ranks them 45th in the country. They accumulate 51 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 74th in the nation.
Virginia allows 334 passing yards per game, ranking 122nd in D-1, and they allow 40.5 points per contest on defense, which ranks 118th. They give up 22.5 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 68.2. The Cavaliers allow 244 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 5.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 114th in the country. Virginia allows 578 total yards per game including 7.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 125th in terms of yards per game. They force 0 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 10 penalties for 93.5 yards per game, ranking them 125th among D-1 teams.
Connecticut averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 94th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20 passes per game on 25 attempts for a 80 percent completion percentage. They throw for 213 yards through the air per game, ranking them 77th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 145 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 87th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for a total of 358 yards per game, ranking them 94th in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 69th in the nation. They average 18 penalty yards per game via 2.5 penalties, ranking them 128th in college football.
Connecticut allows an average of 199.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 56th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 67th in the nation. They give up 12.5 completions on 20.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 61 per game. The Huskies allow 137.5 rushing yards per contest on 34.5 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 64th in the country. Connecticut allows 337 total yards per game for an average of 6.1 yards per play, which ranks 58th in D-1. They force 0.5 turnovers per contest and 3 penalties for 38 yards in each contest, ranking 21st in the nation.
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 0-1-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Connecticut Betting Trends
Connecticut is 2-0-0 against the over/under this season
Connecticut has an ATS record of 0-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
09/11/16 OL Tommy Hopkins Leg "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
08/28/16 LB Connor Freeborn Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut
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