Saturday, September 17, 2016
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers take on the Miami RedHawks on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Yager Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 15 point favorites. This season the Hilltoppers are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-2-0. The RedHawks have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Mike White finished with 135 yards through the air for Western Kentucky last week. He completed 10 passes out of 24 attempts for a 42% completion percentage. The Hilltoppers were led in rushing by Anthony Wales, who finished with 44 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Taywan Taylor was the team leader in receiving with a total of 121 yards and 9 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Western Kentucky got a total of 12 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 60 total plays for 239 yards for the game. The Hilltoppers ran for 23 yards on 22 attempts.
Billy Bahl finished with 250 yards through the air for Miami last week. He completed 13 passes out of 22 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. The RedHawks were led in rushing by Alonzo Smith, who finished with 98 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Rokeem Williams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 75 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 38 yards per reception. Miami got a total of 22 first downs in that game. 10 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 65 total plays for 402 yards for the game. The RedHawks ran for 152 yards on 43 attempts.
Western Kentucky scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 80th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.5 passes on 36.5 attempts for a 61.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 384 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 8th in college football. The Hilltoppers run for an average of 60 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 2.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 126th in the nation. They also run 62.5 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 444 yards per game, ranking their offense 55th overall this season. The Hilltoppers average 17.5 first downs per game which ranks them 105th in the country. They accumulate 46.5 penalty yards per game via 5 penalties, which ranks 87th in the nation.
Western Kentucky allows 267 passing yards per game, ranking 97th in D-1, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 78th. They give up 23.5 completions on 39.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.5. The Hilltoppers allow 121.5 rushing yards per game on 35.5 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 49th in the country. Western Kentucky allows 388.5 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 80th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 11 penalties for 73 yards per game, ranking them 104th among D-1 teams.
Miami averages 19 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 112th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 25.5 attempts for a 62.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 258 yards through the air per game, ranking them 49th in Division 1. The RedHawks run for an average of 155 yards per game on 42 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 83rd on the ground. They also run 67.5 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 413 yards per game, ranking them 66th in the country on offense. The RedHawks get an average of 23.5 first downs per game, which ranks 46th in the nation. They average 55.5 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties, ranking them 62nd in college football.
Miami allows an average of 183 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 33 points per contest, which has them ranked 98th in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 28.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6 per game. The RedHawks allow 177 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 5.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 89th in the country. Miami allows 360 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 69th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 3 penalties for 37 yards in each contest, ranking 19th in the nation.
Western Kentucky Betting Trends
Western Kentucky is 0-2-0 against the over/under this season
Western Kentucky has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Miami has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/11/16 RB D'Andre Ferby Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
09/11/16 QB Mike White Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
09/11/16 DL Trae Jones Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Miami Ohio
09/06/16 RB Leon Allen Knee out indefinitely
08/27/16 QB Nelson Fishback Pectoral out for season
08/27/16 QB Gus Ragland Lower Body out indefinitely
08/27/16 WR Jared Murphy Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Western Kentucky
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