Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Washington Huskies take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, December 31, 2016 in the Peach Bowl. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 14 point favorites. This season the Huskies are 7-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-4-1. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they are 9-4-0 against the spread.
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Jake Browning finished with 292 yards through the air for Washington in his last game. He completed 21 passes out of 29 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Huskies were led in rushing by Lavon Coleman, who finished with 82 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Dante Pettis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 86 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 29 yards per reception. As a team in that game Washington got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 510 yards for the game. The Huskies ran for 168 yards on 35 attempts.
Jalen Hurts finished with 138 yards passing for Alabama in his last contest. He went 11 for 20, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led on the ground by Bo Scarbrough, who finished with 91 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Calvin Ridley led the team in receiving with 43 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Alabama had 18 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 58 total plays for 372 yards for the contest. The Crimson Tide ran for 234 yards on 38 carries as a team.
Washington scores 44.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 4th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 28.5 attempts for a 63.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 267.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 31st in college football. The Huskies run for an average of 210 yards per game on 38.5 attempts for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 36th in the nation. They also run 66.9 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 477.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 22nd overall this season. The Huskies average 23.2 first downs per game which ranks them 34th in the country. They accumulate 47.5 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, which ranks 92nd in the nation.
Washington allows 192.6 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in D-1, and they allow 17.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 9th. They give up 19.2 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.5. The Huskies allow 123.5 rushing yards per game on 35.7 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 17th in the country. Washington allows 316.2 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 49.1 yards per game, ranking them 45th among D-1 teams.
Alabama averages 40.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 13th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.7 passes per game on 28.5 attempts for a 65.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 224.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 71st in Division 1. The Crimson Tide run for an average of 247.2 yards per game on 42.8 attempts for an average of 5.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 71.2 plays per game and average 6.6 yards per play for a total of 471.3 yards per game, ranking them 26th in the country on offense. The Crimson Tide get an average of 21.8 first downs per game, which ranks 51st in the nation. They average 39.4 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, ranking them 118th in college football.
Alabama allows an average of 184.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 14th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 11.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 1st in the nation. They give up 16.7 completions on 31.7 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.7 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 63.8 rushing yards per contest on 31.2 carries for a 2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 1st in the country. Alabama allows 248.2 total yards per game for an average of 3.9 yards per play, which ranks 1st in D-1. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 32.8 yards in each contest, ranking 1st in the nation.
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 8-4-1 against the over/under this season
Washington has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 6-7-0 against the over/under this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 9-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/23/16 DB Darren Gardenhire Personal has left the team
11/15/16 LB Azeem Victor Leg out for season
10/25/16 LB Joe Mathis Foot out for season
08/27/16 LB Sean Constantine Ankle out for season
12/06/16 OL Josh Casher Foot out for season
12/04/16 DB Marlon Humphrey Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Washington U
11/14/16 OL Alphonse Taylor Undisclosed out indefinitely
11/03/16 RB B.J. Emmons Foot out indefinitely
10/23/16 DB Eddie Jackson Leg out for season
09/29/16 QB Blake Barnett Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -14
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