Utah at USC College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Utah Utes head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the USC Trojans on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has USC as 11 point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5. The Utes are 4-0-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Trojans are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Utah Utes are 4-0-1 against the spread
Important USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 1-5-0 against the spread
Key Utah Utes Injuries
10/08/17 DL Kylie Fitts Leg "?" Saturday vs. USC
10/08/17 QB Tyler Huntley Arm "?" Saturday vs. USC
08/31/17 RB Armand Shyne Undisclosed out indefinitely
Key USC Trojans Injuries
10/09/17 LS Damon Johnson Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/09/17 WR Deontay Burnett Toe injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/09/17 LB Hunter Echols Hip is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Utah
10/09/17 DT Rasheem Green Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/09/17 DT Malik Dorton Knee "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/09/17 DT Marlon Tuipulotu Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Utah
10/09/17 T Nathan Smith Knee is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Utah
10/08/17 T Chuma Edoga Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Utah
10/08/17 RB Stephen Carr Foot is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Utah
10/08/17 LB Jordan Iosefa Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/08/17 DL Jacob Lichtenstein Back "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/08/17 WR Jalen Greene Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/08/17 DB Jamel Cook Illness "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/08/17 DL Jay Tufele Back "?" Saturday vs. Utah
10/06/17 CB Greg Johnson Shoulder out for season
10/06/17 S Isaiah Pola-Mao Shoulder out for season
10/04/17 G Viane Talamaivao Pectoral out for season
10/04/17 CB Keyshawn Young Hamstring out for season
09/18/17 DE Porter Gustin Bicep out indefinitely
09/16/17 LB Tayler Katoa Knee out for season
09/12/17 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Hip out indefinitely
09/12/17 PK Michael Brown Knee out for season
08/19/17 CB Jonathan Lockett Hip out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Utah Utes are 64th in the country in points scored with 160. They have run 375 plays this year for 2,153 yards, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Utes average 5.7 yards per play, which is 69th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 120 1st downs this season, ranking them 49th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Utah has run for 804 yards as a unit, which ranks 82nd in college football. They've run 194 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Utes have been penalized on offense 44 times for 431 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the country in penalties. Troy Williams has passed for 369 yards this year. He's completed 29 throws while attempting 58 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. His quarterback rating this season is 102.2. He averages 5.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Utah is 20th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 92. They have given up a total of 1,566 yards on D, which is 16th in D-1. The Utes are 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 89 throws on 171 attempts against the Utah Utes defense this season, ranking them 39th and 60th in the nation. The Utah pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,026 yards in the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 162 attempts for 540 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the country against the run. The Utes have had 28 penalties for 282 yards on defense this year. That places them 58th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Utah is 26th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 189 punt return yards and average 15.8 yards per return, which is 11th in D-1. They have returned 3 kicks for 41 yards on special teams, which puts them 129th in kick return yardage. The Utes average 14 yards per kick return and they are 89th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,383. The Utah Utes have tried 18 field goals this year and made 16, which is 1st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Utah Utes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 735 yards on 16 punts, averaging 46 yards per punt. That ranks them 9th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Trojans have run for 1,090 yards as a team, which ranks 34th in college football. They've run 223 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The USC Trojans have been penalized on offense 43 times for 412 yards so far this season, which has them 25th in the country in penalties. They are 21st in the nation in points scored with 213. They have run 436 plays this season for 2,807 yards, which ranks them 19th in Division 1 in total offense. USC averages 6.4 yards per play, which is 34th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 141 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Darnold averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 136 passes on 210 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.2. He has thrown for 1,705 yards this season.
The USC Trojans rush defense has allowed 208 attempts for 858 yards this year, putting them in 69th place in D-1 against the run. USC has committed 42 penalties for 314 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 78th in college football. They are 66th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 139. They have surrendered a total of 2,262 yards on D, which is 80th in the country. The Trojans are ranked 47th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 120 passes on 223 attempts against the USC defense this season, placing them 105th and 121st in Division 1. The USC Trojans pass defense has also given up a total of 1,404 yards through the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USC Trojans have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 8, which is 37th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. USC kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 27 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 990 yards on 22 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That places them 14th in Division 1 in punting average. USC is ranked 101st in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 27 punt return yards and average 4.5 yards per return, which is 90th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 349 yards on special teams, ranking 44th in kick return yardage. The USC Trojans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,183.
Who will win tonight's Utes/Trojans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans -11
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