Friday, October 14, 2016
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The Memphis Tigers take on the Tulane Green Wave on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Yulman Stadium. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 10.5 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Green Wave have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-1-1 against the spread.
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Riley Ferguson finished with 174 yards through the air for Memphis last week. He completed 17 passes out of 26 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Doroland Dorceus, who finished with 93 yards on 7 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 13 yards per carry. Phil Mayhue was the team leader in receiving with a total of 84 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Memphis got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 58 total plays for 323 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 149 yards on 32 attempts.
Glen Cuiellette finished with 168 yards passing for Tulane last week. He went 11 for 20, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led on the ground by Dontrell Hilliard, who finished with 99 yards on 22 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Terren Encalade led the team in receiving with 125 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Tulane had 27 first downs total. 16 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 448 yards for the contest. The Green Wave ran for 280 yards on 64 carries as a team.
Memphis scores 43.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 11th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 22.4 passes on 34 attempts for a 65.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 281.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 31st in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 164.8 yards per game on 37.6 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 74th in the nation. They also run 71.6 plays per contest and average 6.2 yards per play for an average of 446.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 42nd overall this season. The Tigers average 22.6 first downs per game which ranks them 46th in the country. They accumulate 58.2 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 53rd in the nation.
Memphis allows 269 passing yards per game, ranking 102nd in D-1, and they allow 20.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 28th. They give up 27 completions on 45.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.7. The Tigers allow 134.2 rushing yards per game on 32.2 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 37th in the country. Memphis allows 403.2 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 68th in terms of yards per game. They force 3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties for 61.2 yards per game, ranking them 88th among D-1 teams.
Tulane averages 31 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 61st in the country. In the passing department, they complete 8.2 passes per game on 17.6 attempts for a 46.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 103.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 127th in Division 1. The Green Wave run for an average of 246.6 yards per game on 52.6 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 70.2 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 349.8 yards per game, ranking them 110th in the country on offense. The Green Wave get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 108th in the nation. They average 45.2 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 105th in college football.
Tulane allows an average of 171.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 15th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 36th in the nation. They give up 14 completions on 26.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 53 per game. The Green Wave allow 137.6 rushing yards per contest on 39.8 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 42nd in the country. Tulane allows 309 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 13th in D-1. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 5.2 penalties for 46.4 yards in each contest, ranking 31st in the nation.
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 3-1-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/09/16 DE Latarius Brady Knee "?" Friday vs. Tulane
09/22/16 LB Jackson Dillon Knee out for season
09/12/16 WR Hunter Hill Knee out indefinitely
09/12/16 WR Mechane Slade Leg out indefinitely
08/30/16 QB Brady Davis Knee out for season
10/09/16 WR Devon Breaux Hand "?" Friday vs. Memphis
10/09/16 DE Robert Kennedy Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Memphis
09/29/16 C Junior Diaz Ankle out for season
09/22/16 RB Sherman Badie Groin out indefinitely
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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