Idaho at South Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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The Idaho Vandals travel to Ladd-Peebles Stadium to take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Alabama as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54.5. The Vandals have an ATS record of 1-1-1 while their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Idaho Vandals Betting Trends
The Idaho Vandals are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Idaho Vandals are 1-1-1 against the spread
Important South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Idaho Vandals Injuries
09/12/17 WR Alfonso Onunwor Knee "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
09/17/17 CB Bobby Flott Knee "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
09/17/17 QB Cole Garvin Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Idaho
09/05/17 OL Nelson Santiago Leg out indefinitely
08/26/17 WR Jalen Tolbert Knee out for season
08/16/17 CB Jalen Thompson Academics out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Idaho Vandals are 89th in Division 1 in points scored with 72. They have run 193 plays this season for 1,139 yards, which ranks them 68th in the nation in total offense. The Vandals average 5.9 yards per play, which is 64th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 48 1st downs this year, placing them 99th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Idaho has run for 486 yards as a team, which ranks 68th in the country. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Vandals have been penalized on offense 13 times for 104 yards so far this season, which has them 100th in the nation in penalties. Matt Linehan has thrown for 653 yards this season. He has completed 52 passes on 79 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 150.2. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw.
Idaho is 92nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 87. They have surrendered a total of 1,087 yards on D, which is 72nd in Division 1. The Vandals are ranked 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 41 passes on 72 attempts against the Idaho Vandals defense this season, placing them 34th and 29th in the country. The Idaho pass defense has also given up a total of 500 yards through the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 127 attempts for 587 yards this year, putting them in 104th place in D-1 against the run. The Vandals have committed 12 penalties for 119 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 38th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Idaho is ranked 79th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 22 punt return yards and average 5.5 yards per return, which is 72nd in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 179 yards on special teams, ranking 52nd in kick return yardage. The Vandals average 15 yards per kick return and they are 79th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,340. The Idaho Vandals have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 1, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Idaho Vandals kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 9 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 721 yards on 16 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 26th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jaguars have run for 369 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in the nation. They've run 103 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 15 times for 145 yards so far this year, which has them 87th in the country in penalties. They are 78th in Division 1 in points scored with 79. They have run 171 plays this year for 962 yards, which ranks them 78th in the nation in total offense. The South Alabama Jaguars average 5.6 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this season, ranking them 85th overall as an offensive unit. Dallas Davis has completed 22 throws while attempting 35 passes for a completion percentage of 62.9%. He has passed for 381 yards this year. He averages 11.3 adjusted yards per throw and 10.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 176.9.
The South Alabama Jaguars rush defense has given up 92 attempts for 337 yards this season, putting them in 47th place in the country against the run. They have had 15 penalties for 113 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in Division 1. South Alabama is 95th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 91. They have given up a total of 1,208 yards on D, which is 87th in the nation. The Jaguars are 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Opponent offenses have completed 72 throws on 104 attempts against the South Alabama defense this season, ranking them 112th and 89th in the country. The South Alabama Jaguars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 871 yards in the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The South Alabama Jaguars have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 64th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. South Alabama kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 700 yards on 15 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 13th in the NCAA in punting average. South Alabama is 103rd in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 13 punt return yards and average 4.3 yards per return, which is 83rd in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 145 yards on special teams, which puts them 72nd in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 21 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,120.
Who will win tonight's Vandals/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars -4.5
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