Texas at USC College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Texas Longhorns travel to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to take on the USC Trojans on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has USC as 14 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 67. The Longhorns have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Trojans have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Texas Longhorns are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
09/10/17 DL Andrew Fitzgerald Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/10/17 WR Armanti Foreman Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/10/17 DB Chris Brown Ankle "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/10/17 TE Garrett Gray Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/10/17 OL Garrett Thomas Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/10/17 RB Kirk Johnson Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/10/17 OL Patrick Hudson Knee "?" Saturday vs. USC
09/10/17 QB Shane Buechele Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. USC
08/24/17 DB Eric Cuffee Wrist out indefinitely
08/23/17 TE Andrew Beck Foot out for season
08/14/17 OL Elijah Rodriguez Ankle out indefinitely
Key USC Trojans Injuries
09/10/17 S Bubba Bolden Knee "?" Saturday vs. Texas
09/10/17 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Hip missed last game, is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Texas
09/10/17 DT Marlon Tuipulotu Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Texas
09/10/17 WR Michael Pittman Jr. Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Texas
08/19/17 CB Johathan Lockett Hip out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas Longhorns are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 97. They have run 172 plays this season for 1,096 yards, which ranks them 29th in the nation in total offense. The Longhorns average 6.4 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 58 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Texas has run for 504 yards as a team, which ranks 19th in the country. They've run 90 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Longhorns have been penalized on offense 17 times for 185 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the nation in penalties. Sam Ehlinger has thrown for 222 yards this season. He has completed 15 passes on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.8. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Texas is 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 51. They have surrendered a total of 653 yards on D, which is 55th in Division 1. The Longhorns are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 27 passes on 44 attempts against the Texas Longhorns defense this season, placing them 35th and 27th in the country. The Texas pass defense has also given up a total of 348 yards through the air, which is 52nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 66 attempts for 305 yards this year, putting them in 80th place in D-1 against the run. The Longhorns have committed 17 penalties for 102 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Texas is ranked 57th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 90 punt return yards and average 22.5 yards per return, which is 6th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 120 yards on special teams, ranking 54th in kick return yardage. The Longhorns average 17 yards per kick return and they are 12th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,306. The Texas Longhorns have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 0, which is 123rd in D-1. Texas Longhorns kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 251 yards on 5 punts, averaging 50 yards per punt. That places them 5th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 539 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the nation. They've run 82 times, averaging 6.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 17 times for 184 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the country in penalties. They are 17th in Division 1 in points scored with 91. They have run 141 plays this year for 1,144 yards, which ranks them 28th in the nation in total offense. The USC Trojans average 8.1 yards per play, which is 10th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Darnold has completed 44 throws while attempting 59 passes for a completion percentage of 74.6%. He has passed for 605 yards this year. He averages 8.6 adjusted yards per throw and 10.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 169.5.
The USC Trojans rush defense has given up 74 attempts for 433 yards this season, putting them in 108th place in the country against the run. They have had 13 penalties for 69 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in Division 1. USC is 87th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 55. They have given up a total of 699 yards on D, which is 66th in the nation. The Trojans are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 27 throws on 51 attempts against the USC defense this season, ranking them 37th and 41st in the country. The USC Trojans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 266 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
USC kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 13 for 13 this season. Their punters have accumulated 249 yards on 5 punts, averaging 50 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NCAA in punting average. USC has returned 4 kicks for 75 yards on special teams, which puts them 84th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 19 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,234.
Who will win tonight's Longhorns/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Longhorns +14
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