Saturday, November 21, 2015
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The Tulane Green Wave face the SMU Mustangs on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The opening line for this game has SMU as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 62.5.
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Tulane was led in passing last game by Tanner Lee, who finished with 252 yards through the air. He went 14 for 29 on the game, good for a 48% completion percentage. Dontrell Hilliard was the rushing leader for the Green Wave last game. He carried the ball 14 times for an average of 7 yards per carry and ended with 91 yards. Teddy Veal led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 123 yards. He had an average of 31 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Tulane had 367 total yards on 57 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Green Wave rushed for 115 yards by way of 28 carries.
SMU was led in passing last game by Matt Davis, who finished with 124 yards through the air. He went 8 for 22 on the game, good for a 36% completion percentage. Xavier Jones was the rushing leader for the Mustangs last game. He carried the ball 8 times for an average of 6 yards per carry and ended with 45 yards. Kevin Thomas led the team in receiving with 2 receptions for 32 yards. He had an average of 16 yards per reception in the contest. SMU had 268 total yards on 55 plays. They gained 11 rushing first downs, 4 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 15 first downs on the game. The Mustangs rushed for 144 yards by way of 31 carries.
Tulane is scoring 18.1 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 16.9 passes on 32.9 attempts for a 51.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 194.4 yards per game through the air as well. The Green Wave are running for an average of 100.2 yards per game on 32.3 attempts for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. They are also running 65.2 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for an average of 294.6 yards per contest. The Green Wave manage 15.3 first downs per contest and they average a total of 57.6 penalty yards on 6.3 penalties.
Tulane allows 223.9 passing yards per game and 34.1 points per contest on defense. They give up 16.6 completions on 27.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60.4. The Green Wave allow 178.2 rushing yards per game on 44.3 carries for a 4 average per play. Tulane gives up 402.1 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties per game that total 57.3 yards as a unit.
SMU averages 28.4 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 17.9 passes per game on 31.9 attempts for a 56.1 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 235.7 yards through the air per game thus far. The Mustangs run for an average of 162.2 yards per game on 41.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They also run 73.1 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 397.9 yards in each contest. The Mustangs are gaining 21.5 first downs per contest and they average 41.4 penalty yards on 4.5 penalties per game.
SMU allows an average of 247.2 passing yards and 46.4 points per contest. They give up 15.7 completions on 25.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.6 per game. The Mustangs allow 274.3 rushing yards per contest on 46.8 carries for a 5.9 average per rush. SMU gives up 521.5 total yards per game including an average of 7.2 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 7.1 penalties for 71 yards each game.
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 5-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 7-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
SMU has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/15 DT Eldrick Washington Ankle out indefinitely
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
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane
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