USF at UMass College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium
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The USF Bulls travel to Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium to take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has USF as 14.5 point favorites. The Bulls have an ATS record of 1-3-0 while their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Minutemen have an over/under record of 5-1-0 and they are 2-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The UMass Minutemen are 2-4-0 against the spread
Key USF Bulls Injuries
09/30/18 RB Duron Bell Jr. Head is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
09/30/18 RB Johnny Ford Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
09/30/18 DE Marquies Price Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
09/30/18 WR Ryeshene Bronson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Massachusetts
09/23/18 WR Terrence Horne ACL is out for season
07/20/18 QB Brett Kean Academics is out indefinitely
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
09/30/18 RB Bilal Ally Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Florida
09/30/18 DL Charly Timite Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Florida
09/30/18 K Mike Caggiano Groin is questionable Saturday vs South Florida
09/30/18 QB Ross Comis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Florida
09/11/18 CB Xavier Steele Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USF Bulls are 81st in Division 1 in points scored with 128. They have run 295 plays this season for 1,863 yards, which ranks them 55th in the nation in total offense. The Bulls average 6.3 yards per play, which is 46th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 96 1st downs this year, placing them 76th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USF has run for 702 yards as a team, which ranks 90th in the country. They've run 158 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 29 times for 248 yards so far this season, which has them 69th in the nation in penalties. Blake Barnett has thrown for 1,099 yards this season. He has completed 80 passes on 125 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.2. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
USF is 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 84. They have surrendered a total of 1,628 yards on D, which is 51st in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 57 passes on 111 attempts against the USF Bulls defense this season, placing them 5th and 11th in the country. The USF pass defense has also given up a total of 649 yards through the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 200 attempts for 979 yards this year, putting them in 109th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 22 penalties for 195 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 23rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USF is ranked 63rd in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 49 punt return yards and average 7 yards per return, which is 87th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 330 yards on special teams, ranking 23rd in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 33 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,242. The USF Bulls have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 3, which is 95th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. USF Bulls kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 940 yards on 22 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 48th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minutemen have run for 840 yards as a team, which ranks 64th in the nation. They've run 187 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Minutemen have been penalized on offense 33 times for 269 yards so far this year, which has them 49th in the country in penalties. They are 15th in Division 1 in points scored with 212. They have run 379 plays this year for 2,418 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The UMass Minutemen average 6.4 yards per play, which is 40th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 124 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Andrew Ford has completed 73 throws while attempting 113 passes for a completion percentage of 64.6%. He has passed for 815 yards this year. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 135.6.
The UMass Minutemen rush defense has given up 288 attempts for 1,548 yards this season, putting them in 127th place in the country against the run. They have had 23 penalties for 202 yards on defense this year. That places them 27th in Division 1. UMass is 128th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 256. They have given up a total of 2,911 yards on D, which is 128th in the nation. The Minutemen are 114th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 105 throws on 157 attempts against the UMass defense this season, ranking them 112th and 86th in the country. The UMass Minutemen pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,363 yards in the air, which is 115th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UMass Minutemen have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 108th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. UMass kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 984 yards on 25 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 100th in the NCAA in punting average. UMass is 122nd in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 27 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 610 yards on special teams, which puts them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Minutemen average 24 yards per kick return and they are 4th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,055.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulls -14.5
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