Saturday, October 29, 2016
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The SMU Mustangs take on the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Yulman Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tulane as 1 point favorites. This season the Mustangs are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Green Wave have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 4-2-1 against the spread.
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Ben Hicks finished with 228 yards through the air for SMU last week. He completed 16 passes out of 31 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led in rushing by Braeden West, who finished with 115 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Courtland Sutton was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game SMU got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 406 yards for the game. The Mustangs ran for 178 yards on 40 attempts.
Glen Cuiellette finished with 37 yards passing for Tulane last week. He went 3 for 19, resulting in a 16% completion percentage. The Green Wave were led on the ground by Josh Rounds, who finished with 166 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Darnell Mooney led the team in receiving with 19 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Tulane had 15 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 2 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 392 yards for the contest. The Green Wave ran for 355 yards on 49 carries as a team.
SMU scores 25.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 92nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.3 passes on 37.9 attempts for a 50.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 238.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 58th in college football. The Mustangs run for an average of 175.9 yards per game on 38.9 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 60th in the nation. They also run 76.7 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 414 yards per game, ranking their offense 65th overall this season. The Mustangs average 20.1 first downs per game which ranks them 90th in the country. They accumulate 56.7 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 60th in the nation.
SMU allows 259.9 passing yards per game, ranking 97th in D-1, and they allow 30.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 84th. They give up 23 completions on 39.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.3. The Mustangs allow 173.3 rushing yards per game on 41.4 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 75th in the country. SMU allows 433.1 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 91st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.4 penalties for 78.7 yards per game, ranking them 126th among D-1 teams.
Tulane averages 28 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 76th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 7.9 passes per game on 19.6 attempts for a 40.1 percent completion percentage. They throw for 99.6 yards through the air per game, ranking them 127th in Division 1. The Green Wave run for an average of 251 yards per game on 50.9 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 70.4 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 350.6 yards per game, ranking them 110th in the country on offense. The Green Wave get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 114th in the nation. They average 53.3 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 73rd in college football.
Tulane allows an average of 189.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 21st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 59th in the nation. They give up 15 completions on 27 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.6 per game. The Green Wave allow 168.7 rushing yards per contest on 41.4 carries for a 4.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 70th in the country. Tulane allows 358.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 34th in D-1. They force 2.4 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 49.6 yards in each contest, ranking 38th in the nation.
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
SMU has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Tulane Betting Trends
Tulane is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Tulane has an ATS record of 4-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/18/16 RB Xavier Jones Shoulder out indefinitely
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
10/23/16 CB Donnie Lewis Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. SMU
10/11/16 TE Charles Jones Ankle out indefinitely
09/29/16 C Junior Diaz Ankle out for season
08/20/16 WR Andrew Hicks Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Tulane
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