South Florida at East Carolina College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
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The USF Bulls head to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USF as 25.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 71.5. The Bulls are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Pirates are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-1-0.
Valuable USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The East Carolina Pirates are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key USF Bulls Injuries
09/24/17 LB Andre Polk Jr. Knee "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/24/17 WR Deangelo Antoine Leg "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/24/17 OL Glen Bethel Leg "?" Saturday vs. East Carolina
09/07/17 WR Ryeshene Bronson Shoulder out for season
Key East Carolina Pirates Injuries
09/25/17 WR Jimmy Williams Illness missed last game, probable Saturday vs. South Florida
09/24/17 OL Branden Pena Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/24/17 DB Corey Seargent Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/24/17 DE Randall Anderson Leg "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/24/17 LB Ray Tillman Wrist "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
09/24/17 DB Tim Irvin Ankle "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USF Bulls are 14th in the country in points scored with 163. They have run 362 plays this year for 1,975 yards, which ranks them 74th in Division 1 in total offense. The Bulls average 5.5 yards per play, which is 94th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Florida has run for 1,156 yards as a unit, which ranks 8th in college football. They've run 252 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 40 times for 307 yards so far this year, which has them 4th in the country in penalties. Quinton Flowers has passed for 774 yards this year. He's completed 53 throws while attempting 101 passes for a completion percentage of 52.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 139. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
South Florida is 29th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 69. They have given up a total of 1,055 yards on D, which is 23rd in D-1. The Bulls are 6th in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opponent offenses have completed 70 throws on 150 attempts against the USF Bulls defense this season, ranking them 59th and 116th in the nation. The South Florida pass defense has also surrendered a total of 791 yards in the air, which is 59th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 122 attempts for 264 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the country against the run. The Bulls have had 36 penalties for 306 yards on defense this year. That places them 116th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
South Florida is 32nd in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 106 punt return yards and average 13.3 yards per return, which is 25th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 95 yards on special teams, which puts them 121st in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 12 yards per kick return and they are 26th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,176. The USF Bulls have tried 9 field goals this year and made 8, which is 10th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. USF Bulls kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,129 yards on 27 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 69th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Pirates have run for 427 yards as a team, which ranks 106th in college football. They've run 138 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The East Carolina Pirates have been penalized on offense 30 times for 282 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the country in penalties. They are 98th in the nation in points scored with 92. They have run 307 plays this season for 1,714 yards, which ranks them 12th in Division 1 in total offense. East Carolina averages 5.6 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this year, placing them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. Gardner Minshew averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 25 passes on 61 attempts for a completion percentage of 41%. His quarterback rating this year is 114. He has thrown for 460 yards this season.
The East Carolina Pirates rush defense has allowed 191 attempts for 1,115 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. East Carolina has committed 29 penalties for 336 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 126th in college football. They are 127th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 192. They have surrendered a total of 2,504 yards on D, which is 129th in the country. The Pirates are ranked 128th in yards per play allowed with 7.8. Opposing offenses have completed 88 passes on 128 attempts against the East Carolina defense this season, placing them 106th and 75th in Division 1. The East Carolina Pirates pass defense has also given up a total of 1,389 yards through the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The East Carolina Pirates have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 5, which is 39th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 56%. East Carolina kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this year. Their punters have totaled 799 yards on 19 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 62nd in Division 1 in punting average. They have returned 14 kicks for 281 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The East Carolina Pirates average 20 yards per kick return and they are 41st in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,995.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Pirates +25.5
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