Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Virginia Cavaliers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Lane Stadium. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 18.5 point favorites. This season the Cavaliers are 4-6-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7-1. The Hokies have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 5-6-0 against the spread.
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Matt Johns finished with 220 yards through the air for Virginia last week. He completed 27 passes out of 44 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Cavaliers were led in rushing by Taquan Mizzell, who finished with 131 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Doni Dowling was the team leader in receiving with a total of 68 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game Virginia got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 15 came through the air. They ran 88 total plays for 409 yards for the game. The Cavaliers ran for 189 yards on 42 attempts.
Jerod Evans finished with 267 yards passing for Virginia Tech last week. He went 22 for 29, resulting in a 76% completion percentage. The Hokies were led on the ground by Jerod Evans, who finished with 67 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Isaiah Ford led the team in receiving with 86 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Virginia Tech had 25 first downs total. 13 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 419 yards for the contest. The Hokies ran for 152 yards on 47 carries as a team.
Virginia scores 23.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 108th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 40.9 attempts for a 56.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 248.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 52nd in college football. The Cavaliers run for an average of 114.1 yards per game on 32.1 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 119th in the nation. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 362.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 104th overall this season. The Cavaliers average 20.5 first downs per game which ranks them 82nd in the country. They accumulate 60.4 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 34th in the nation.
Virginia allows 253.5 passing yards per game, ranking 92nd in D-1, and they allow 32.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 94th. They give up 18.5 completions on 30.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61.3. The Cavaliers allow 181 rushing yards per game on 39.5 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 77th in the country. Virginia allows 434.5 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 89th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 56.5 yards per game, ranking them 80th among D-1 teams.
Virginia Tech averages 33.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 44th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.8 passes per game on 31.7 attempts for a 62.5 percent completion percentage. They throw for 259 yards through the air per game, ranking them 41st in Division 1. The Hokies run for an average of 183 yards per game on 46.2 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 61st on the ground. They also run 77.9 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 442 yards per game, ranking them 47th in the country on offense. The Hokies get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. They average 44.3 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, ranking them 106th in college football.
Virginia Tech allows an average of 190.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 20th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th in the nation. They give up 14.7 completions on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.1 per game. The Hokies allow 149.2 rushing yards per contest on 38 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 42nd in the country. Virginia Tech allows 339.9 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 19th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 8.2 penalties for 59.9 yards in each contest, ranking 95th in the nation.
Virginia Betting Trends
Virginia is 3-7-1 against the over/under this season
Virginia has an ATS record of 4-6-1 this season
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Virginia Tech has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 WR Warren Craft Illness "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/20/16 TE Evan Butts Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
11/20/16 TE Richard Burney Wrist "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/31/16 CB Kirk Garner Knee out for season
10/14/16 CB Darious Latimore Knee out for season
10/14/16 CB Myles Robinson Toe out for season
09/27/16 OG Sean Karl Back out for season
09/27/16 CB Tim Harris Shoulder out for season
09/27/16 LB Malcolm Cook Illness out for season
09/27/16 DE Christian Brooks Shoulder out for season
11/20/16 DB Greg Stroman Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
11/20/16 DE Jimmie Taylor Hand "?" Saturday vs. Virginia
11/19/16 OL Demetri Moore Ankle out indefinitely
09/17/16 RB Deshawn McClease Lower Body out for season
09/12/16 LB Trent Young Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia Tech -18.5
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