South Alabama at Troy College Football Picks & Predictions 10/12/2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
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The South Alabama Jaguars travel to Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium to take on the Troy Trojans on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Troy as 17.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49. The Jaguars have an ATS record of 2-3-0 while their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 0-5-0 and they are 1-4-0 against the spread.
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Valuable South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
10/09/17 QB Dallas Davis Shoulder is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Troy
10/08/17 S Neiko Robinson Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Troy
09/20/17 CB Bobby Flott Knee out for season
09/18/17 CB Gus Nave Knee out indefinitely
08/26/17 WR Jalen Tolbert Knee out for season
08/16/17 CB Jalen Thompson Academics out for season
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
09/02/17 CB Orlando Lacey Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Alabama Jaguars are 106th in Division 1 in points scored with 118. They have run 312 plays this season for 1,645 yards, which ranks them 106th in the nation in total offense. The Jaguars average 5.3 yards per play, which is 93rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 115th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Alabama has run for 711 yards as a team, which ranks 96th in the country. They've run 173 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 34 times for 299 yards so far this season, which has them 62nd in the nation in penalties. Cole Garvin has thrown for 447 yards this season. He has completed 41 passes on 77 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 105.4. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.2 adjusted yards per throw.
South Alabama is 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 154. They have surrendered a total of 2,106 yards on D, which is 67th in Division 1. The Jaguars are ranked 100th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 182 attempts against the South Alabama Jaguars defense this season, placing them 101st and 82nd in the country. The South Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 1,461 yards through the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 162 attempts for 645 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. The Jaguars have committed 23 penalties for 175 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Alabama is ranked 117th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 16 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 100th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 194 yards on special teams, ranking 109th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 19 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,855. The South Alabama Jaguars have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 28th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. South Alabama Jaguars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,211 yards on 27 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 16th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 906 yards as a team, which ranks 59th in the nation. They've run 171 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 48 times for 425 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the country in penalties. They are 105th in Division 1 in points scored with 120. They have run 357 plays this year for 2,156 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Troy Trojans average 6 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this season, ranking them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. Brandon Silvers has completed 118 throws while attempting 182 passes for a completion percentage of 64.8%. He has passed for 1,241 yards this year. He averages 6.5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 123.5.
The Troy Trojans rush defense has given up 156 attempts for 568 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the country against the run. They have had 39 penalties for 316 yards on defense this year. That places them 80th in Division 1. Troy is 21st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 93. They have given up a total of 1,723 yards on D, which is 26th in the nation. The Trojans are 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 107 throws on 177 attempts against the Troy defense this season, ranking them 80th and 67th in the country. The Troy Trojans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,155 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Troy Trojans have tried 8 field goals this year and made 4, which is 97th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Troy kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 12 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 913 yards on 21 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 35th in the NCAA in punting average. Troy is 88th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 78 punt return yards and average 11.1 yards per return, which is 33rd in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 245 yards on special teams, which puts them 85th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 25 yards per kick return and they are 80th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,479.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jaguars +17.5
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