Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium. The opening line for this game has Wisconsin as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Badgers are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
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Alex Hornibrook finished with 214 yards through the air for Wisconsin last week. He completed 16 passes out of 28 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Badgers were led in rushing by Corey Clement, who finished with 164 yards on 25 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Troy Fumagalli was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wisconsin got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 13 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 450 yards for the game. The Badgers ran for 236 yards on 46 attempts.
C.J. Beathard finished with 140 yards passing for Iowa last week. He went 10 for 17, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Hawkeyes were led on the ground by Akrum Wadley, who finished with 170 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 12 yards per rush. Riley McCarron led the team in receiving with 74 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Iowa had 24 first downs total. 17 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 73 total plays for 520 yards for the contest. The Hawkeyes ran for 365 yards on 53 carries as a team.
Wisconsin scores 25.5 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 90th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.3 passes on 27.8 attempts for a 58.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 201.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 94th in college football. The Badgers run for an average of 174 yards per game on 43.5 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 67th in the nation. They also run 71.3 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 375.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 95th overall this season. The Badgers average 20.5 first downs per game which ranks them 80th in the country. They accumulate 37.8 penalty yards per game via 3.7 penalties, which ranks 118th in the nation.
Wisconsin allows 205.2 passing yards per game, ranking 37th in D-1, and they allow 15.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 9th. They give up 17.2 completions on 30 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.2. The Badgers allow 106.2 rushing yards per game on 31.7 carries for an average of 3.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 13th in the country. Wisconsin allows 311.3 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 48 yards per game, ranking them 36th among D-1 teams.
Iowa averages 30.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 58th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.1 passes per game on 25.1 attempts for a 60.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 184.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 101st in Division 1. The Hawkeyes run for an average of 180 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 59th on the ground. They also run 62.7 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 364.1 yards per game, ranking them 102nd in the country on offense. The Hawkeyes get an average of 18.4 first downs per game, which ranks 110th in the nation. They average 48.6 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 93rd in college football.
Iowa allows an average of 219 passing yards per game, which ranks 56th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.1 points per contest, which has them ranked 21st in the nation. They give up 16.9 completions on 32.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 151.7 rushing yards per contest on 38.7 carries for a 3.9 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 59th in the country. Iowa allows 370.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 46th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 37.3 yards in each contest, ranking 6th in the nation.
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 5-1-0 this season
Iowa Betting Trends
Iowa is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Iowa has an ATS record of 3-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 S Keelon Brookins Leg "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
10/16/16 RB Taiwan Deal Leg "?" Saturday vs. Iowa
09/30/16 LB Vince Biegel Foot expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/29/16 K Rafael Gaglianone Back out for season
09/13/16 CB Natrell Jamerson Leg expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/10/16 OL George Panos Shoulder out for season
09/05/16 LB Chris Orr Leg out for season
08/25/16 OL Dan Voltz Knee out for season
10/16/16 OL Cole Croston Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
10/16/16 TE George Kittle Arm injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Wisconsin
09/28/16 DL Jake Hulett Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/27/16 WR Matt VandeBerg Foot out indefinitely
08/27/16 WR Emmanuel Ogwo Personal has left team
08/27/16 LB Nick Wilson Disciplinary has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa
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