Friday, October 21, 2016
Lincoln Financial Field
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The South Florida Bulls take on the Temple Owls on Friday, October 21, 2016 at Lincoln Financial Field. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 6 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 6-1-0 against the spread.
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Quinton Flowers finished with 213 yards through the air for South Florida last week. He completed 23 passes out of 37 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Quinton Flowers, who finished with 157 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Marlon Mack was the team leader in receiving with a total of 75 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game South Florida got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 84 total plays for 529 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 316 yards on 47 attempts.
P.J. Walker finished with 167 yards passing for Temple last week. He went 12 for 24, resulting in a 50% completion percentage. The Owls were led on the ground by Jahad Thomas, who finished with 120 yards on 27 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Ventell Bryant led the team in receiving with 94 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. Temple had 24 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 364 yards for the contest. The Owls ran for 197 yards on 51 carries as a team.
South Florida scores 44.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.6 passes on 29.4 attempts for a 59.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 57th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 269.1 yards per game on 43.4 attempts for an average of 6.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 8th in the nation. They also run 72.9 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 506.4 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall this season. The Bulls average 23.9 first downs per game which ranks them 25th in the country. They accumulate 56.4 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 56th in the nation.
South Florida allows 246 passing yards per game, ranking 82nd in D-1, and they allow 25.9 points per contest on defense, which ranks 59th. They give up 22.7 completions on 40.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.6. The Bulls allow 190.1 rushing yards per game on 44.9 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 88th in the country. South Florida allows 436.1 total yards per game including 5.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 96th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.6 penalties for 44.3 yards per game, ranking them 23rd among D-1 teams.
Temple averages 32 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 54th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.1 passes per game on 31.1 attempts for a 55 percent completion percentage. They throw for 230.1 yards through the air per game, ranking them 71st in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 147.9 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 93rd on the ground. They also run 67.4 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 378 yards per game, ranking them 91st in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 19.6 first downs per game, which ranks 94th in the nation. They average 51.3 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 80th in college football.
Temple allows an average of 166.7 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23 points per contest, which has them ranked 38th in the nation. They give up 13.9 completions on 26.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 53 per game. The Owls allow 150.4 rushing yards per contest on 39.9 carries for a 3.8 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 56th in the country. Temple allows 317.1 total yards per game for an average of 4.8 yards per play, which ranks 16th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 52.4 yards in each contest, ranking 57th in the nation.
South Florida Betting Trends
South Florida is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
South Florida has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Temple Betting Trends
Temple is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Temple has an ATS record of 6-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 WR A.J. Legree Leg "?" Friday vs. Temple
10/16/16 LB Danny Thomas Ankle "?" Friday vs. Temple
10/16/16 S Devin Abraham Thumb "?" Friday vs. Temple
10/16/16 DB Lamar Robbins Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Temple
10/16/16 DE Mike Love Concussion "?" Friday vs. Temple
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
10/11/16 K Austin Jones Knee out for season
10/05/16 DL Jullian Taylor Undisclosed out for season
10/03/16 DB Sean Chandler Knee out indefinitely
10/03/16 DL Sharif Finch Undisclosed 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
Guy's Pick: Take South Florida
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