Saturday, October 29, 2016
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Hurricane are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Tigers have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread.
Dane Evans finished with 236 yards through the air for Tulsa last week. He completed 14 passes out of 23 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Golden Hurricane were led in rushing by James Flanders, who finished with 190 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. Joshua Atkinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 142 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game Tulsa got a total of 29 first downs. Of those first downs, 17 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 81 total plays for 566 yards for the game. The Golden Hurricane ran for 330 yards on 58 attempts.
Riley Ferguson finished with 333 yards passing for Memphis last week. He went 25 for 40, resulting in a 63% completion percentage. The Tigers were led on the ground by Doroland Dorceus, who finished with 41 yards on 8 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Anthony Miller led the team in receiving with 134 yards and 9 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Memphis had 24 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 18 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 431 yards for the contest. The Tigers ran for 98 yards on 31 carries as a team.
Tulsa scores 39.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 19th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.1 passes on 35.1 attempts for a 57.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 40th in college football. The Golden Hurricane run for an average of 226.3 yards per game on 50.6 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 27th in the nation. They also run 85.7 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 485.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 25th overall this season. The Golden Hurricane average 27.7 first downs per game which ranks them 4th in the country. They accumulate 58.9 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 52nd in the nation.
Tulsa allows 207.3 passing yards per game, ranking 38th in D-1, and they allow 32.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 93rd. They give up 18 completions on 33.9 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.2. The Golden Hurricane allow 200 rushing yards per game on 43.1 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 91st in the country. Tulsa allows 407.3 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 66th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 71.1 yards per game, ranking them 116th among D-1 teams.
Memphis averages 38.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 22.6 passes per game on 34.9 attempts for a 64.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 282.4 yards through the air per game, ranking them 29th in Division 1. The Tigers run for an average of 155.6 yards per game on 35.9 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 87th on the ground. They also run 70.7 plays per game and average 6.2 yards per play for a total of 438 yards per game, ranking them 43rd in the country on offense. The Tigers get an average of 21.9 first downs per game, which ranks 54th in the nation. They average 56.4 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 61st in college football.
Memphis allows an average of 224.9 passing yards per game, which ranks 63rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 22.6 points per contest, which has them ranked 36th in the nation. They give up 21.3 completions on 37.1 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3 per game. The Tigers allow 183.9 rushing yards per contest on 39.9 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 83rd in the country. Memphis allows 408.7 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 67th in D-1. They force 2.7 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 55.4 yards in each contest, ranking 71st in the nation.
Tulsa Betting Trends
Tulsa is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tulsa has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/13/16 RB Raymond Taylor Ribs out indefinitely
08/27/16 DE Jake Hanks Knee out for season
10/23/16 DB Dontrell Nelson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/23/16 DL Michael Edwards Personal "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/23/16 LB Shareef White Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
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
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