Illinois at South Florida College Football Picks & Predictions 9/15/2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Raymond James Stadium
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The USF Bulls host the Illinois Fighting Illini at Raymond James Stadium on Friday, September 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 14 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5. The Bulls have an over/under record of 0-2-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread. The Fighting Illini have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 0-2-0.
Free $60 in Member College Football Picks No Obligation Click Here
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
09/10/17 OL Doug Kramer Leg "?" Friday vs. South Florida
09/10/17 RB Dre Brown Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. South Florida
09/10/17 DB Jaylen Dunlap Leg "?" Friday vs. South Florida
09/10/17 OL Jordan Fagan Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. South Florida
09/10/17 TE Nathan Echard Knee left last game, "?" Friday vs. South Florida
09/10/17 RB Reggie Corbin Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. South Florida
09/03/17 DL James Crawford Suspension out indefinitely
08/23/17 LB Jake Hansen Knee out for season
Key USF Bulls Injuries
09/07/17 OL Glen Bethel Leg "?" Friday vs Illinois
09/07/17 WR Ryeshene Bronson Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Illinois Fighting Illini have run for 264 yards as a team, which ranks 87th in college football. They've run 80 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Fighting Illini have been penalized on offense 12 times for 125 yards so far this season, which has them 57th in the country in penalties. They are 95th in the nation in points scored with 44. They have run 124 plays this season for 516 yards, which ranks them 112th in Division 1 in total offense. The Fighting Illini average 4.2 yards per play, which is 119th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 33 1st downs this year, placing them 102nd overall as an offensive unit. Chayce Crouch averages 5.7 yards per pass attempt and 4.1 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 24 passes on 44 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 101.1. He has thrown for 252 yards this season.
The Fighting Illini rush defense has allowed 67 attempts for 177 yards this year, putting them in 34th place in D-1 against the run. Illinois has committed 13 penalties for 124 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 81st in college football. They are 33rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 28. They have surrendered a total of 619 yards on D, which is 51st in the country. The Fighting Illini are ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 49 passes on 77 attempts against the Illinois Fighting Illini defense this season, placing them 107th and 100th in Division 1. The Illinois pass defense has also given up a total of 442 yards through the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Illinois Fighting Illini have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 3, which is 28th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Illinois Fighting Illini kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 464 yards on 12 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 94th in Division 1 in punting average. Illinois is ranked 38th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 55 punt return yards and average 13.8 yards per return, which is 24th in college football. They have returned 4 kicks for 67 yards on special teams, ranking 95th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Illini average 17 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 638.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls are 41st in the country in points scored with 73. They have run 181 plays this year for 887 yards, which ranks them 78th in Division 1 in total offense. The USF Bulls average 4.9 yards per play, which is 101st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Florida has run for 468 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in college football. They've run 123 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. South Florida has been penalized on offense 15 times for 97 yards so far this year, which has them 36th in the country in penalties. Quinton Flowers has passed for 398 yards this year. He's completed 30 throws while attempting 54 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 138.2. He averages 8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
South Florida is 53rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 39. They have given up a total of 616 yards on D, which is 50th in D-1. The Bulls are 17th in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opponent offenses have completed 42 throws on 84 attempts against the South Florida defense this season, ranking them 85th and 111th in the nation. The USF Bulls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 415 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 74 attempts for 201 yards this season, putting them in 44th place in the country against the run. The Bulls have had 15 penalties for 117 yards on defense this year. That places them 73rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
South Florida is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 85 punt return yards and average 21.3 yards per return, which is 9th in D-1. They have returned 5 kicks for 71 yards on special teams, which puts them 88th in kick return yardage. The USF Bulls average 14 yards per kick return and they are 48th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,043. South Florida kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this season. Their punters have accumulated 732 yards on 18 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 74th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Illini/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Fighting Illini +14
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald