Saturday, November 12, 2016
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The South Florida Bulls take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 3 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-2-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 3-6-0 against the spread.
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Quinton Flowers finished with 219 yards through the air for South Florida last week. He completed 19 passes out of 29 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Quinton Flowers, who finished with 176 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 14 yards per carry. Rodney Adams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 54 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 8 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Florida got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 74 total plays for 629 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 412 yards on 44 attempts.
Riley Ferguson finished with 287 yards passing for Memphis last week. He went 20 for 27, resulting in a 74% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Doroland Dorceus, who finished with 77 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Anthony Miller led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. Memphis had 24 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 474 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 160 yards on 39 carries as a team.
South Florida scores 43.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 9th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.1 passes on 28.4 attempts for a 60.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 229.4 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 68th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 273.4 yards per game on 42.3 attempts for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 8th in the nation. They also run 70.8 plays per contest and average 7.1 yards per play for an average of 502.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 17th overall this season. The Bulls average 23.3 first downs per game which ranks them 33rd in the country. They accumulate 59.2 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranks 44th in the nation.
South Florida allows 247.8 passing yards per game, ranking 88th in D-1, and they allow 30.2 points per contest on defense, which ranks 86th. They give up 20.9 completions on 36.6 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.1. The Bulls allow 218.9 rushing yards per game on 46.2 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 105th in the country. South Florida allows 466.7 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 114th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.7 penalties for 43.9 yards per game, ranking them 18th among D-1 teams.
Memphis averages 38.9 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 19th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.3 passes per game on 35.2 attempts for a 63.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 293.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 23rd in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 156.4 yards per game on 36.9 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 89th on the ground. They also run 72.1 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 449.8 yards per game, ranking them 41st in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 22.1 first downs per game, which ranks 49th in the nation. They average 57.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, ranking them 53rd in college football.
Memphis allows an average of 224 passing yards per game, which ranks 60th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 46th in the nation. They give up 21.1 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.1 per game. The Tigers allow 194.3 rushing yards per contest on 40.6 carries for a 4.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 86th in the country. Memphis allows 418.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 77th in D-1. They force 2.6 turnovers per contest and 6.2 penalties for 55.2 yards in each contest, ranking 74th in the nation.
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 7-2-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 3-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/08/16 OL Glen Bethel Eligibility out indefinitely
10/03/16 G Billy Atterbury Leg out indefinitely
09/26/16 RB Darius Tice Ankle out indefinitely
09/10/16 S Malik Dixon Shoulder out for season
08/29/16 QB Asiantii Woulard Personal quit the team
11/06/16 WR Phil Mayhue Leg "?" Saturday vs. South Florida
10/28/16 WR Jae'Lon Oglesby Suspension out indefinitely
10/28/16 DB Kam Prewitt Suspension out indefinitely
10/26/16 DL Michael Edwards Personal has left team
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
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis +3
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