Temple at South Florida College Football Picks & Predictions 9/22/2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Raymond James Stadium
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The Temple Owls travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the USF Bulls on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has South Florida as 18 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 60.5. The Owls have an ATS record of 0-3-0 while their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key USF Bulls Injuries
09/17/17 LB Andre Polk Jr. Knee "?" Thursday vs. Temple
09/17/17 WR Darnell Salomon Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Temple
09/17/17 OL Glen Bethel Leg "?" Thursday vs. Temple
09/07/17 WR Ryeshene Bronson Shoulder out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Temple Owls are 104th in Division 1 in points scored with 61. They have run 206 plays this season for 1,070 yards, which ranks them 44th in the nation in total offense. The Owls average 5.2 yards per play, which is 103rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 55 1st downs this year, placing them 86th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Temple has run for 283 yards as a team, which ranks 112th in the country. They've run 98 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 21 times for 175 yards so far this season, which has them 44th in the nation in penalties. Logan Marchi has thrown for 767 yards this season. He has completed 61 passes on 106 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 133.9. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Temple is 90th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 83. They have surrendered a total of 1,466 yards on D, which is 115th in Division 1. The Owls are ranked 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Opposing offenses have completed 67 passes on 110 attempts against the Temple Owls defense this season, placing them 103rd and 104th in the country. The Temple pass defense has also given up a total of 943 yards through the air, which is 119th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 107 attempts for 523 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run. The Owls have committed 15 penalties for 103 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 22nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Temple is ranked 56th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 24 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 78th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 275 yards on special teams, ranking 16th in kick return yardage. The Owls average 21 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,369. The Temple Owls have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 7th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Temple Owls kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 4 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 676 yards on 16 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 59th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls have run for 844 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the nation. They've run 189 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 31 times for 237 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the country in penalties. They are 23rd in Division 1 in points scored with 120. They have run 279 plays this year for 1,567 yards, which ranks them 54th in the nation in total offense. The USF Bulls average 5.6 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this season, ranking them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Quinton Flowers has completed 45 throws while attempting 81 passes for a completion percentage of 55.6%. He has passed for 678 yards this year. He averages 9.2 adjusted yards per throw and 8.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 153.5.
The USF Bulls rush defense has given up 89 attempts for 268 yards this season, putting them in 26th place in the country against the run. They have had 30 penalties for 255 yards on defense this year. That places them 123rd in Division 1. South Florida is 56th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 62. They have given up a total of 970 yards on D, which is 54th in the nation. The Bulls are 37th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 124 attempts against the South Florida defense this season, ranking them 84th and 119th in the country. The USF Bulls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 702 yards in the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The USF Bulls have tried 4 field goals this year and made 3, which is 65th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. South Florida kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 15 for 16 this season. Their punters have accumulated 854 yards on 21 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 76th in the NCAA in punting average. South Florida is 42nd in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 93 punt return yards and average 15.5 yards per return, which is 17th in D-1. They have returned 7 kicks for 89 yards on special teams, which puts them 106th in kick return yardage. The Bulls average 13 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,749.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls +18
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