Maryland at Texas College Football Picks and Predictions 9/1/2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins head to FedEx Field to play the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Texas as 10.5 point favorites. The Terrapins were 5-7-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 9-3-0. The Longhorns were 9-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 3-10-0.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins were 9-3-0 against the over/under last season
The Maryland Terrapins were 5-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns were 3-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Texas Longhorns were 9-4-0 against the spread last year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
08/17/18 DB Davante Davis Hamstring is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Maryland
08/17/18 LB Jeffrey McCulloch Pectoral is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Maryland
08/16/18 LB Ayodele Adeoye Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Maryland
08/16/18 LB Demarvion Overshown Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Maryland
08/15/18 CB John Bonney Hand has left team
08/14/18 LB Gary Johnson Groin is probable Saturday vs Maryland
08/12/18 LB Anthony Wheeler Suspension is OUT the FIRST HALF Saturday vs Maryland
07/27/18 LB Demarco Boyd Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Maryland Terrapins were 103rd in the country in points scored with 289 last season. They ran 754 plays last year for 3,880 yards, which ranked them 116th in Division 1 in total offense. The Terrapins averaged 5.1 yards per play, which was 111th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 202 1st downs last season, ranking them 120th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Maryland ran for 1,940 yards, which ranked 77th in college football. They ran 436 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Terrapins were penalized on offense 83 times for 774 yards last year, which had them 44th in the country in penalties. Kasim Hill passed for 230 yards last year. He completed 18 throws while attempting 21 passes for a completion percentage of 85.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 209.1. He averaged 12.9 adjusted yards per throw and 11 yards per pass attempt.
Maryland was 116th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 445 last year. They gave up a total of 5,033 yards on D, which was 74th in D-1. The Terrapins were 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses completed 239 throws on 406 attempts against the Maryland Terrapins defense last season, ranking them 76th and 73rd in the nation. The Maryland pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,743 yards in the air, which was 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 490 attempts for 2,290 yards last season, putting them in 83rd place in the country against the run. The Terrapins had 70 penalties for 690 yards on defense last year. That placed them 75th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Maryland was 68th in the country in punt returns with 18 last season. They totaled 190 punt return yards and averaged 10.5 yards per return, which was 24th in D-1. They returned 61 kicks for 1,294 yards on special teams, which put them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Terrapins averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 100th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,363. The Maryland Terrapins tried 16 field goals last year and made 8, which was 118th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 53%. Maryland Terrapins kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,545 yards on 65 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranked them 112th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Longhorns ran for 1,820 yards as a team last year, which ranked 89th in college football. They ran 506 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Texas Longhorns were penalized on offense 92 times for 868 yards last season, which had them 19th in the country in penalties. They were 50th in the nation in points scored with 384. They ran 1,004 plays last season for 5,184 yards, which ranked them 34th in Division 1 in total offense. Texas averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 106th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 267 1st downs last year, placing them 58th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Ehlinger averaged 7 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw last season. He completed 158 passes on 275 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5%. His quarterback rating last year was 124.1. He threw for 1,915 yards.
The Texas Longhorns rush defense allowed 462 attempts for 1,401 yards last year, putting them in 7th place in D-1 against the run. Texas committed 88 penalties for 676 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 72nd in college football. They were 31st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 276. They surrendered a total of 4,766 yards on D, which was 50th in the country. The Longhorns were ranked 39th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses completed 261 passes on 454 attempts against the Texas defense last season, placing them 100th and 110th in Division 1. The Texas Longhorns pass defense also gave up a total of 3,364 yards through the air, which was 115th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas Longhorns attempted 20 field goals last season and made 10, which was 100th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 58%. Longhorns kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 48 for 48 last year. Their punters totaled 3,985 yards on 85 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That placed them 2nd in Division 1 in punting average. Texas was ranked 57th in the nation in punt returns with 20 last year. They accumulated 179 punt return yards and averaged 9 yards per return, which was 43rd in college football. They returned 26 kicks for 612 yards on special teams, ranking 104th in kick return yardage. The Texas Longhorns averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 62nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,976.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Longhorns -10.5
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