Saturday, October 1, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The SMU Mustangs take on the Temple Owls on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has Temple as 13.5 point favorites. This season the Mustangs are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 0-4-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 3-1-0 against the spread.
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Ben Hicks finished with 244 yards through the air for SMU last week. He completed 19 passes out of 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led in rushing by Braeden West, who finished with 43 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Courtland Sutton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 113 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game SMU got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 3 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 69 total plays for 320 yards for the game. The Mustangs ran for 76 yards on 34 attempts.
P.J. Walker finished with 268 yards passing for Temple last week. He went 15 for 26, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Owls were led on the ground by Jahad Thomas, who finished with 68 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Brodrick Yancy led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Temple had 26 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 66 total plays for 507 yards for the contest. The Owls ran for 210 yards on 34 carries as a team.
SMU scores 19.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 116th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17 passes on 34.5 attempts for a 49.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 245.5 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 53rd in college football. The Mustangs run for an average of 202.5 yards per game on 41.3 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 44th in the nation. They also run 75.8 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 448 yards per game, ranking their offense 55th overall this season. The Mustangs average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 78th in the country. They accumulate 47.8 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 88th in the nation.
SMU allows 301.8 passing yards per game, ranking 118th in D-1, and they allow 27 points per contest on defense, which ranks 70th. They give up 27 completions on 45 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60. The Mustangs allow 148 rushing yards per game on 37.5 carries for an average of 3.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 58th in the country. SMU allows 449.8 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 99th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.8 penalties for 80.5 yards per game, ranking them 122nd among D-1 teams.
Temple averages 31.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 60th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.3 passes per game on 29.3 attempts for a 55.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 218.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 75th in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 127 yards per game on 32.3 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 109th on the ground. They also run 61.5 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 345.8 yards per game, ranking them 107th in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 17.3 first downs per game, which ranks 110th in the nation. They average 51 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 75th in college football.
Temple allows an average of 146 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 11th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 33rd in the nation. They give up 11.3 completions on 22.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.5 per game. The Owls allow 181.3 rushing yards per contest on 45 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 87th in the country. Temple allows 327.3 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 28th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 42.3 yards in each contest, ranking 21st in the nation.
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 0-4-0 against the over/under this season
SMU has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 3-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/16 RB Xavier Jones Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Temple
09/19/16 LB Nick Horton Undisclosed out for season
09/12/16 QB Matt Davis Knee out for season
08/30/16 OL Chad Pursley ACL out for season
09/13/16 DB Kareem Ali Arm expected to miss 2-4 weeks
09/11/16 WR Ventell Bryant Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/22/16 LB Stephaun Marshall Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Temple
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