Saturday, September 24, 2016
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The Wisconsin Badgers take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 6 point favorites. This season the Badgers are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Spartans have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Alex Hornibrook finished with 122 yards through the air for Wisconsin last week. He completed 8 passes out of 12 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Badgers were led in rushing by Dare Ogunbowale, who finished with 65 yards on 20 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jazz Peavy was the team leader in receiving with a total of 67 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. As a team in that game Wisconsin got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 400 yards for the game. The Badgers ran for 187 yards on 49 attempts.
Tyler O'Connor finished with 241 yards passing for Michigan State last week. He went 19 for 26, resulting in a 73% completion percentage. The Spartans were led on the ground by Gerald Holmes, who finished with 100 yards on 13 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Donnie Corley led the team in receiving with 88 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Michigan State had 22 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 78 total plays for 501 yards for the contest. The Spartans ran for 260 yards on 52 carries as a team.
Wisconsin scores 31 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 71st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19 passes on 29.3 attempts for a 64.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 236.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 63rd in college football. The Badgers run for an average of 205.3 yards per game on 48.3 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 49th in the nation. They also run 77.7 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 442 yards per game, ranking their offense 51st overall this season. The Badgers average 26.3 first downs per game which ranks them 19th in the country. They accumulate 31.7 penalty yards per game via 2.7 penalties, which ranks 120th in the nation.
Wisconsin allows 178.7 passing yards per game, ranking 31st in D-1, and they allow 13.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 17th. They give up 15.3 completions on 25.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.5. The Badgers allow 86 rushing yards per game on 24.3 carries for an average of 3.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 13th in the country. Wisconsin allows 264.7 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 56 yards per game, ranking them 56th among D-1 teams.
Michigan State averages 32 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 65th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 22 attempts for a 72.7 percent completion percentage. They throw for 215.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 76th in Division 1. The Spartans run for an average of 216.5 yards per game on 45.5 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 39th on the ground. They also run 67.5 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 432 yards per game, ranking them 58th in the country on offense. The Spartans get an average of 20.5 first downs per game, which ranks 73rd in the nation. They average 82.5 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 18th in college football.
Michigan State allows an average of 241.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 85th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 46th in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.9 per game. The Spartans allow 72 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 2.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the country. Michigan State allows 313.5 total yards per game for an average of 5 yards per play, which ranks 30th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 42.5 yards in each contest, ranking 20th in the nation.
Wisconsin Betting Trends
Wisconsin is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 2-1-0 this season
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 1-1-0 against the over/under this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 1-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/18/16 DE Billy Hirschfeld Leg "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/16 CB Caesar Williams Leg "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/16 RB Corey Clement Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/16 OL Jon Dietzen Leg "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/16 LB Nick Thomas Leg "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/16 WR Reggie Love Infection "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/16 Backup RB Taiwan Deal Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/18/16 TE Troy Fumagalli Leg injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
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
09/11/16 LB Ed Davis Eligibility probable Saturday vs. Notre Dame
09/01/16 DT Enoch Smith Jr. Personal left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State
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