Saturday, November 19, 2016
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The South Florida Bulls take on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 12.5 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 7-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-2-0. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 7-3-0 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.
Ben Hicks finished with 170 yards passing for SMU last week. He went 17 for 31, resulting in a 55% completion percentage. The Mustangs were led on the ground by Ke'Mon Freeman, who finished with 83 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Courtland Sutton led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. SMU had 19 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 308 yards for the contest. The Mustangs ran for 100 yards on 32 carries as a team.
South Florida scores 44 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 10th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.8 passes on 28.5 attempts for a 62.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 65th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 287.7 yards per game on 43.1 attempts for an average of 6.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 6th in the nation. They also run 71.6 plays per contest and average 7.3 yards per play for an average of 520.5 yards per game, ranking their offense 7th overall this season. The Bulls average 24 first downs per game which ranks them 25th in the country. They accumulate 60.8 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranks 38th in the nation.
South Florida allows 256.1 passing yards per game, ranking 92nd in D-1, and they allow 31.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 88th. They give up 21.7 completions on 37.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.9. The Bulls allow 224.7 rushing yards per game on 45.1 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 109th in the country. South Florida allows 480.8 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 118th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 45.5 yards per game, ranking them 29th among D-1 teams.
SMU averages 27.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 75th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 19.1 passes per game on 36.8 attempts for a 51.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 241.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 58th in Division 1. The Mustangs run for an average of 170.8 yards per game on 39.4 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 70th on the ground. They also run 76.2 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 412.2 yards per game, ranking them 63rd in the country on offense. The Mustangs get an average of 20.7 first downs per game, which ranks 74th in the nation. They average 56 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 62nd in college football.
SMU allows an average of 261.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 99th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 32.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 99th in the nation. They give up 22.7 completions on 38.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.1 per game. The Mustangs allow 175.2 rushing yards per contest on 40.7 carries for a 4.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 72nd in the country. SMU allows 436.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 87th in D-1. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and 8.1 penalties for 76.1 yards in each contest, ranking 124th in the nation.
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 8-2-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
SMU Betting Trends
SMU is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
SMU has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 LB Nico Sawtelle Ankle "?" Saturday vs. SMU
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
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
Guy's Pick: Take SMU +12.5
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