South Florida at Tulane College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
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The USF Bulls travel to Benson Field at Yulman Stadium to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has USF as 11 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 59. The Bulls have an ATS record of 4-2-0 while their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Green Wave have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key USF Bulls Injuries
10/15/17 LB Andre Polk Jr. Knee "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
10/15/17 RB Darius Tice Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
10/15/17 WR Deangelo Antoine Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
10/15/17 LB Keirston Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
10/15/17 CB Tajee Fullwood Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
09/07/17 WR Ryeshene Bronson Shoulder out for season
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The USF Bulls are 14th in Division 1 in points scored with 257. They have run 516 plays this season for 2,952 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Bulls average 5.7 yards per play, which is 68th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 161 1st downs this year, placing them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Florida has run for 1,758 yards as a team, which ranks 12th in the country. They've run 355 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 62 times for 546 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the nation in penalties. Quinton Flowers has thrown for 1,118 yards this season. He has completed 79 passes on 148 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.4. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw.
South Florida is 17th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 103. They have surrendered a total of 1,742 yards on D, which is 12th in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opposing offenses have completed 111 passes on 232 attempts against the USF Bulls defense this season, placing them 56th and 114th in the country. The South Florida pass defense has also given up a total of 1,275 yards through the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 191 attempts for 467 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 53 penalties for 462 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 115th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
South Florida is ranked 20th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 143 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 34th in college football. They have returned 10 kicks for 135 yards on special teams, ranking 128th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 14 yards per kick return and they are 43rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,230. The USF Bulls have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 14, which is 7th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 93%. USF Bulls kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 29 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,486 yards on 35 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 55th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Wave have run for 1,688 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the nation. They've run 298 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 30 times for 270 yards so far this year, which has them 112th in the country in penalties. They are 74th in Division 1 in points scored with 171. They have run 389 plays this year for 2,302 yards, which ranks them 125th in the nation in total offense. The Tulane Green Wave average 5.9 yards per play, which is 55th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this season, ranking them 95th overall as an offensive unit. Jonathan Banks has completed 37 throws while attempting 71 passes for a completion percentage of 52.1%. He has passed for 502 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.3.
The Tulane Green Wave rush defense has given up 245 attempts for 1,202 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 293 yards on defense this year. That places them 42nd in Division 1. Tulane is 66th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 161. They have given up a total of 2,409 yards on D, which is 67th in the nation. The Green Wave are 118th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 68 throws on 125 attempts against the Tulane defense this season, ranking them 4th and 4th in the country. The Tulane Green Wave pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,207 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulane Green Wave have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 125th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Tulane kickers have made 83% of their extra points, going 19 for 23 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,159 yards on 30 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 113th in the NCAA in punting average. Tulane is 125th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 122nd in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 239 yards on special teams, which puts them 107th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 22 yards per kick return and they are 104th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,549.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Green Wave +11
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