Friday, October 7, 2016
Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday, October 7, 2016 at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 11 point favorites. This season the Mustangs are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4-0. The Golden Hurricane have an over/under record of 2-2-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Ben Hicks finished with 199 yards through the air for SMU last week. He completed 22 passes out of 42 attempts for a 52% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led in rushing by Ke'Mon Freeman, who finished with 49 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Xavier Castille was the team leader in receiving with a total of 72 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game SMU got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 288 yards for the game. The Mustangs ran for 89 yards on 32 attempts.
Dane Evans finished with 273 yards passing for Tulsa last week. He went 22 for 32, resulting in a 69% completion percentage. The Golden Hurricane were led on the ground by D'Angelo Brewer, who finished with 252 yards on 46 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Joshua Atkinson led the team in receiving with 107 yards and 10 catches. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. Tulsa had 34 first downs total. 22 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 100 total plays for 617 yards for the contest. The Golden Hurricane ran for 344 yards on 68 carries as a team.
SMU scores 19.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 118th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 36.4 attempts for a 49.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 236.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 67th in college football. The Mustangs run for an average of 179.8 yards per game on 39.4 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 56th in the nation. They also run 75.8 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 416 yards per game, ranking their offense 71st overall this season. The Mustangs average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 88th in the country. They accumulate 50.8 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 80th in the nation.
SMU allows 266.2 passing yards per game, ranking 101st in D-1, and they allow 30.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 88th. They give up 23 completions on 39.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.8. The Mustangs allow 167.2 rushing yards per game on 39.2 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 76th in the country. SMU allows 433.4 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 91st in terms of yards per game. They force 2.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 69.4 yards per game, ranking them 111th among D-1 teams.
Tulsa averages 38.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 35th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.8 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 58.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 241.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 62nd in Division 1. The Golden Hurricane run for an average of 211.3 yards per game on 50.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 36th on the ground. They also run 82.5 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 452.5 yards per game, ranking them 46th in the country on offense. The Golden Hurricane get an average of 26 first downs per game, which ranks 12th in the nation. They average 50.5 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties, ranking them 81st in college football.
Tulsa allows an average of 225.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 64th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 30 points per contest, which has them ranked 83rd in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.5 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 155.8 rushing yards per contest on 40.8 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 63rd in the country. Tulsa allows 381.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 60th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7.3 penalties for 57 yards in each contest, ranking 77th in the nation.
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 1-4-0 against the over/under this season
SMU has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 2-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 RB Xavier Jones Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Tulsa
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
10/02/16 Backup QB Chad President Leg "?" Friday vs. SMU
08/27/16 DE Jake Hanks Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take SMU
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