Troy at South Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 10/23/2018
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Ladd Peebles Stadium
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The Troy Trojans travel to Ladd Peebles Stadium to take on the South Alabama Jaguars on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Troy as 10 point favorites. The Trojans have an ATS record of 4-2-1 while their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Jaguars have an over/under record of 6-1-0 and they are 3-3-1 against the spread.
Valuable Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Troy Trojans are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Troy Trojans are 4-2-1 against the spread
Important South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 6-1-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 3-3-1 against the spread
Key Troy Trojans Injuries
10/21/18 DL Marcus Webb Leg is questionable Tuesday vs South Alabama
10/21/18 TE Sam Letton Suspension is questionable Tuesday vs South Alabama
10/21/18 LB Tron Folsom Shoulder is questionable Tuesday vs South Alabama
10/08/18 QB Kaleb Barker ACL is out for season
09/08/18 RB Jamarius Henderson Suspension is out indefinitely
09/08/18 WR Traveon Samuel Suspension is out indefinitely
08/28/18 LB Zo Bridges Eligibility is out for season
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
10/21/18 CB Darian Mills Calf is questionable Tuesday vs Troy
10/21/18 S Nigel Lawrence Knee is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Troy
10/21/18 WR Sam Harris Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs Troy
10/02/18 DE Chris Henderson Thigh is out indefinitely
10/02/18 DL Riley Cole Leg is out indefinitely
09/18/18 LS Andrew Zink Knee is out for season
09/18/18 LB Roy Yancey Leg is out for season
09/15/18 QB Cole Garvin Suspension is out indefinitely
08/18/18 WR Malik Stanley Suspension is out indefinitely
08/15/18 DE Rocel McWilliams Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Troy Trojans are 42nd in Division 1 in points scored with 236. They have run 460 plays this season for 2,892 yards, which ranks them 93rd in the nation in total offense. The Trojans average 6.3 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 139 1st downs this year, placing them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Troy has run for 1,451 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the country. They've run 261 times, averaging 5.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 52 times for 408 yards so far this season, which has them 39th in the nation in penalties. Sawyer Smith has thrown for 348 yards this season. He has completed 35 passes on 59 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 121.1. He averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 5 adjusted yards per throw.
Troy is 57th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 172. They have surrendered a total of 2,603 yards on D, which is 50th in Division 1. The Trojans are ranked 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 140 passes on 224 attempts against the Troy Trojans defense this season, placing them 82nd and 66th in the country. The Troy pass defense has also given up a total of 1,673 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 279 attempts for 930 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans have committed 39 penalties for 351 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 42nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Troy is ranked 48th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 188 punt return yards and average 14.5 yards per return, which is 22nd in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 530 yards on special teams, ranking 15th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 27 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,610. The Troy Trojans have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 91st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Troy Trojans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 30 for 30 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,275 yards on 29 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 26th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Jaguars have run for 915 yards as a team, which ranks 107th in the nation. They've run 261 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 68 times for 649 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the country in penalties. They are 95th in Division 1 in points scored with 180. They have run 464 plays this year for 2,401 yards, which ranks them 89th in the nation in total offense. The South Alabama Jaguars average 5.2 yards per play, which is 105th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 116 1st downs this season, ranking them 124th overall as an offensive unit. Evan Orth has completed 117 throws while attempting 174 passes for a completion percentage of 67.2%. He has passed for 1,366 yards this year. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 143.
The South Alabama Jaguars rush defense has given up 311 attempts for 1,552 yards this season, putting them in 106th place in the country against the run. They have had 52 penalties for 478 yards on defense this year. That places them 100th in Division 1. South Alabama is 117th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 275. They have given up a total of 3,122 yards on D, which is 97th in the nation. The Jaguars are 112th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 109 throws on 180 attempts against the South Alabama defense this season, ranking them 20th and 10th in the country. The South Alabama Jaguars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,570 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The South Alabama Jaguars have tried 6 field goals this year and made 5, which is 99th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. South Alabama kickers have made 81% of their extra points, going 17 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,668 yards on 40 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 65th in the NCAA in punting average. South Alabama is 109th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 104 punt return yards and average 14.9 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 596 yards on special teams, which puts them 8th in kick return yardage. The Jaguars average 25 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,101.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Jaguars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans -10
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