Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
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The Oklahoma Sooners host the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma as 24 point favorites. The Sooners had an over/under record of 8-6-0 and they were 8-6-0 against the spread last year. The Owls had an ATS record of 10-4-0 while their over/under record was 6-8-0.
Valuable Florida Atlantic Owls Betting Trends
The Florida Atlantic Owls were 6-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Florida Atlantic Owls were 10-4-0 against the spread last year
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners were 8-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Oklahoma Sooners were 8-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Florida Atlantic Owls Injuries
08/24/18 OL Ean Biancardi Thumb is out indefinitely
08/24/18 WR John Mitchell Back is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
08/16/18 RB Tyrick Tisdale Knee is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
08/15/18 WR Willie Wright Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Oklahoma
08/15/18 WR DeAndre McNeal Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Oklahoma
08/15/18 WR Jovon Durante Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Oklahoma
08/08/18 QB Rafe Peavey Eligibility available Saturday vs Oklahoma
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
08/22/18 QB Kyler Murray None named the starter Saturday vs Florida Atlantic
08/05/18 S Chanse Sylvie Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DL Michael Thompson Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Florida Atlantic Owls ran for 3,991 yards as a team last year, which ranked 4th in college football. They ran 665 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls were penalized on offense 83 times for 734 yards last season, which had them 46th in the country in penalties. They were 6th in the nation in points scored with 568. They ran 1,026 plays last season for 6,975 yards, which ranked them 63rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Owls averaged 6.8 yards per play, which was 11th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 340 1st downs last year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. De'Andre Johnson averaged 1.7 yards per pass attempt and -13.3 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 2 passes on 3 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 14. He threw for 5 yards.
The Owls rush defense allowed 557 attempts for 2,225 yards last year, putting them in 75th place in D-1 against the run. Florida Atlantic committed 70 penalties for 605 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 43rd in college football. They were 49th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 318. They surrendered a total of 5,454 yards on D, which was 99th in the country. The Owls were ranked 36th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses completed 276 passes on 494 attempts against the Florida Atlantic Owls defense last season, placing them 117th and 125th in Division 1. The Florida Atlantic pass defense also gave up a total of 3,230 yards through the air, which was 105th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida Atlantic Owls attempted 21 field goals last season and made 15, which was 63rd in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 71%. Florida Atlantic Owls kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 64 for 69 last year. Their punters totaled 1,994 yards on 48 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That placed them 45th in Division 1 in punting average. Florida Atlantic was ranked 75th in the nation in punt returns with 17 last year. They accumulated 155 punt return yards and averaged 9.1 yards per return, which was 41st in college football. They returned 35 kicks for 734 yards on special teams, ranking 67th in kick return yardage. The Owls averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 8th in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,864.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Sooners were 1st in the country in points scored with 631 last season. They ran 979 plays last year for 8,114 yards, which ranked them 1st in Division 1 in total offense. The Oklahoma Sooners averaged 8.3 yards per play, which was 1st in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 361 1st downs last season, ranking them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oklahoma ran for 3,049 yards, which ranked 19th in college football. They ran 546 times, averaging 5.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Sooners were penalized on offense 83 times for 809 yards last year, which had them 47th in the country in penalties. Kyler Murray passed for 359 yards last year. He completed 18 throws while attempting 21 passes for a completion percentage of 85.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 276.5. He averaged 20 adjusted yards per throw and 17.1 yards per pass attempt.
Oklahoma was 86th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 379 last year. They gave up a total of 5,529 yards on D, which was 104th in D-1. The Sooners were 80th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses completed 267 throws on 445 attempts against the Oklahoma defense last season, ranking them 109th and 105th in the nation. The Oklahoma Sooners pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,338 yards in the air, which was 114th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 501 attempts for 2,190 yards last season, putting them in 70th place in the country against the run. The Sooners had 74 penalties for 631 yards on defense last year. That placed them 51st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Oklahoma was 77th in the country in punt returns with 17 last season. They totaled 95 punt return yards and averaged 5.6 yards per return, which was 97th in D-1. They returned 39 kicks for 750 yards on special teams, which put them 63rd in kick return yardage. The Oklahoma Sooners averaged 19 yards per kick return and they were 1st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 8,960. The Sooners tried 21 field goals last year and made 17, which was 43rd in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 81%. Oklahoma kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 80 for 80 last season. Their punters accumulated 1,820 yards on 43 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 50th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +24
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