NCAA Football Triple Play for 9-15-2018
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Vanderbilt (2-0) vs Notre Dame (2-0)
Favorite: Notre Dame 13.5
Total: 51.5 Points
Pick: Notre Dame -13.5
Flashes Game Notes
Notre Dame is ranked #8 and Vanderbilt is the #23 ranked team in the country. This has the makings of a great Week Three matchup.
Vanderbilt has the #19th ranked defense in total yards allowed (272) and Notre Dame ranks #48 allowing 328 yards. Let’s also be sure and remember Notre Dame has played Michigan and Ball State; Vandy has played Middle Tennessee and Nevada.
That’s where it begins and ends for me. Nothing against Middle Tennessee or Nevada but the Notre Dame jayvee team might have better athletes.
The best preview of the dozen or so I have read can be found at One Foot Down.
USC (1-1) vs Texas (1-1)
Favorite Texas -3.5
Total: 47 Points
Pick: USC +3.5
Flashes Game Notes
We have two teams who both have had some ups and downs in this very young season. Texas hasn’t covered the spread in either of their games and neither has USC.
Texas has the #60 ranked offense in NCAA Football. They are averaging 442 yards per game and are scoring 28.5 points per game. 250 yards via the air and 191.5 rushing yards. Texas also averages 28.5 points per game playing the likes of Maryland and Tulsa.
USC let me down big time in their season opener with UNLV. USC has the 75th ranked offense and are averaging 417 total yards per game. They also average 250 passing yards and 166.5 rushing yards per game. USC also scores 23 points per game against the likes of UNLV and Stanford.
The Longhorns defense is ranked #53 in total yards per game (380). They allow 214 passing yards and 166 rushing yards per game. Texas also allows 27.5 points per game this season.
A very good injury report for this game can be found at Barking Carnival.
Temple (0-2) vs Maryland (2-0)
Time: 12 PM
Favorite: Maryland -16.5
Flashes Game Notes
Maryland is a 16.5 point favorite at William Hill and for good reason; big wins over Texas and Bowling Green has given plenty of folks confidence this team can score big and defend when they need to.
Temple ranks #116 (out of 130) in offense averaging 303 total yards per game. The culprit? Turnovers. Temple has turned the ball over five times in their first two games. Senior QB Frank Nutile has thrown four interceptions and has been sacked three times. Senior RB Ryquell Armstead has been okay but hasn’t found the end zone yet.
Maryland ranks #41 in total offense averaging 486 total yards per game. Most of that comes via the ground (293 yards). Senior RB Ty Johnson and Sophomore RB Tayon Fleet-Davis lead the way for the Terapins. Freshman QB Kasim Hill has thrown for nearly 400 yards, two TD’s without an interception.
The Temple defense is ranked #91 in defense allowing 416 total yards per game. This defense allows 264.5 yards via the air and another 151.5 on the ground. Temple leads the nation in blocked kicks with three. Opposing teams are a combined 17-33 on third down conversions.
The Maryland defense comes into Saturday’s game as the #24 ranked defense in NCAA Football with 563 total yards. They allow an average of 203 yards via the air and 78.5 rushing yards per game. Maryland opponents have converted only seven of 29 third downs this season.
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