Saturday, November 28, 2015
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs face the Memphis Tigers on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 24.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 73.
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SMU was led in passing last game by Matt Davis, who finished with 165 yards through the air. He went 17 for 24 on the game, good for a 71% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led in rushing by Matt Davis, who finished with 156 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Courtland Sutton led the team in receiving. He had a total of 45 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 9 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game SMU had 518 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 11 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 21 first downs on the game. The Mustangs rushed for 323 yards by way of 44 carries.
Memphis was led in passing last game by Paxton Lynch, who finished with 156 yards through the air. He went 25 for 34 on the game, good for a 74% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Sam Craft, who finished with 40 yards on 4 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Phil Mayhue led the team in receiving. He had a total of 51 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 10 yards per catch in the game. Memphis had 232 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 3 rushing first downs, 10 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 13 first downs on the game. The Tigers rushed for 76 yards by way of 35 carries.
SMU is scoring 30.3 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 17.9 passes on 31.3 attempts for a 57.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232 yards per game through the air as well. The Mustangs are averaging 176.8 rushing yards per game on 41.5 attempts per contest for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. They are also running 72.7 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 408.8 yards per contest. The Mustangs manage 21.5 first downs per contest and they average a total of 49.3 penalty yards on 5.5 penalties.
SMU allows 236.4 passing yards per game and 44.1 points per contest on defense. They give up 15.5 completions on 26.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59. The Mustangs allow an average of 267.5 rushing yards per game on 45.5 carries for a 5.9 average. SMU allows 503.9 total yards per game including 7 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.7 penalties for 67.7 yards per game.
Memphis averages 40.8 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 25.6 passes per game on 36.9 attempts for a 69.5 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 327.5 yards through the air per game thus far. The Tigers rush for an average of 185.4 yards per contest on 44.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry for the season. They also run 81.5 plays per game and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 512.9 yards in each contest. The Tigers are gaining 26.3 first downs per contest and they average 79.6 penalty yards on 8 penalties per game.
Memphis allows an average of 288 passing yards and 29.5 points per contest. They give up 20.6 completions on 34.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6 per game. The Tigers allow an average of 147.3 rushing yards per game on 39.8 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Memphis allows 435.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.8 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 57.3 yards in each contest.
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 8-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
SMU has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 6-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 5-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/04/15 DB Horace Richardson Undisclosed out for season
11/04/15 LB Kyran Mitchell Undisclosed out for season
10/02/15 DB Rodney Clemons Knee out for season
09/09/15 OL Daniel McCarty Knee out for season
08/27/15 WR James Proche Eligibility out for season
08/13/15 RB Daniel Gresham Neck out for season
08/13/15 OL Seaver Myers Undisclosed out for season
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take SMU
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