USC at Texas College Football Picks and Predictions 9/15/2018
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
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The USC Trojans travel to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to take on the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The Trojans have an ATS record of 0-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Longhorns have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 0-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable USC Trojans Betting Trends
The USC Trojans are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The USC Trojans are 0-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas Longhorns Betting Trends
The Texas Longhorns are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Texas Longhorns are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key USC Trojans Injuries
09/09/18 S Bubba Bolden Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Texas
09/09/18 TE Daniel Imatorbhebhe Quad is questionable Saturday vs Texas
09/09/18 WR Josh Imatorbhebhe Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Texas
09/09/18 QB JT Daniels Hand injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Texas
09/09/18 LB Palaie Gaoteote IV Knee is questionable Saturday vs Texas
09/08/18 TE Austin Applebee Mononucleosis is out indefinitely
08/27/18 S Ykili Ross Left Team is out for season
08/24/18 S Marvell Tell III Personal is out indefinitely
Key Texas Longhorns Injuries
09/09/18 DB Brandon Jones Ankle is questionable Saturday vs USC
09/09/18 WR John Burt Foot is questionable Saturday vs USC
09/09/18 OL Zach Shackelford Foot is questionable Saturday vs USC
08/15/18 CB John Bonney Hand has left team
07/27/18 LB Demarco Boyd Disciplinary is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USC Trojans are 97th in Division 1 in points scored with 46. They have run 146 plays this season for 833 yards, which ranks them 54th in the nation in total offense. The Trojans average 5.7 yards per play, which is 82nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 43 1st downs this year, placing them 71st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USC has run for 333 yards as a team, which ranks 71st in the country. They've run 75 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Trojans have been penalized on offense 10 times for 93 yards so far this season, which has them 95th in the nation in penalties. JT Daniels has thrown for 497 yards this season. He has completed 38 passes on 69 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 114.6. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
USC is 54th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 38. They have surrendered a total of 748 yards on D, which is 76th in Division 1. The Trojans are ranked 99th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 28 passes on 54 attempts against the USC Trojans defense this season, placing them 30th and 38th in the country. The USC pass defense has also given up a total of 280 yards through the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 71 attempts for 468 yards this year, putting them in 111th place in D-1 against the run. The Trojans have committed 11 penalties for 85 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 38th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USC is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They've accumulated 67 punt return yards and average 16.8 yards per return, which is 22nd in college football. They have returned 3 kicks for 114 yards on special teams, ranking 47th in kick return yardage. The Trojans average 38 yards per kick return and they are 61st in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,014. The USC Trojans have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 5th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. USC Trojans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 4 for 4 this year. Their punters have totaled 332 yards on 10 punts, averaging 33 yards per punt. That places them 125th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Longhorns have run for 391 yards as a team, which ranks 49th in the nation. They've run 81 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Longhorns have been penalized on offense 18 times for 167 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the country in penalties. They are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 57. They have run 147 plays this year for 891 yards, which ranks them 53rd in the nation in total offense. The Texas Longhorns average 6.1 yards per play, which is 60th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 45 1st downs this season, ranking them 64th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Ehlinger has completed 42 throws while attempting 66 passes for a completion percentage of 63.6%. He has passed for 500 yards this year. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 141.2.
The Texas Longhorns rush defense has given up 84 attempts for 332 yards this season, putting them in 89th place in the country against the run. They have had 14 penalties for 115 yards on defense this year. That places them 75th in Division 1. Texas is 89th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 55. They have given up a total of 760 yards on D, which is 79th in the nation. The Longhorns are 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 34 throws on 60 attempts against the Texas defense this season, ranking them 62nd and 62nd in the country. The Texas Longhorns pass defense has also surrendered a total of 428 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Texas kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 485 yards on 13 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranks them 108th in the NCAA in punting average. Texas is 61st in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and average 12.5 yards per return, which is 34th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 145 yards on special teams, which puts them 27th in kick return yardage. The Longhorns average 21 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,086.
Who will win tonight's Trojans/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Trojans
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