Tulsa at Connecticut College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 1.5. The Golden Hurricane have an ATS record of 3-4-0 while their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 1-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 1-5-0 against the spread
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
10/15/17 RB Corey Taylor II Foot "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
10/15/17 S Manny Bunch Leg "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
09/20/17 S Jordan Mitchell ACL out for season
08/16/17 RB Ramadi Warren Academics out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
10/15/17 DB Jamar Summers Illness probable Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/15/17 DB Tahj Herring-Wilson Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tulsa
10/12/17 DB Brice McAllister Hand out indefinitely
10/01/17 DB Ian Swenson Shoulder out for season
09/27/17 DL James Atkins Calf expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/27/17 LS Nick Zecchino Undisclosed out for season
09/27/17 OL Ryan Crozier ACL out for season
08/27/17 LB E. J. Levenberry Knee out indefinitely
08/16/17 DL Philippe Okounam Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 20th in Division 1 in points scored with 248. They have run 512 plays this season for 3,105 yards, which ranks them 94th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Hurricane average 6.1 yards per play, which is 48th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 155 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulsa has run for 1,902 yards as a team, which ranks 6th in the country. They've run 351 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Hurricane have been penalized on offense 44 times for 396 yards so far this season, which has them 41st in the nation in penalties. Chad President has thrown for 809 yards this season. He has completed 71 passes on 126 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 112.3. He averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
Tulsa is 126th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 281. They have surrendered a total of 3,929 yards on D, which is 128th in Division 1. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 128th in yards per play allowed with 7.6. Opposing offenses have completed 110 passes on 165 attempts against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense this season, placing them 55th and 14th in the country. The Tulsa pass defense has also given up a total of 1,696 yards through the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 355 attempts for 2,233 yards this year, putting them in 129th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Hurricane have committed 54 penalties for 493 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 122nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Tulsa is ranked 129th in the nation in punt returns with 1. They've accumulated 4 punt return yards and average 4 yards per return, which is 105th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 443 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Golden Hurricane average 17 yards per kick return and they are 19th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,553. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 71st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Tulsa Golden Hurricane kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,261 yards on 31 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 87th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 859 yards as a team, which ranks 91st in the nation. They've run 222 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Huskies have been penalized on offense 26 times for 233 yards so far this year, which has them 118th in the country in penalties. They are 76th in Division 1 in points scored with 170. They have run 419 plays this year for 2,593 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the nation in total offense. The Connecticut Huskies average 6.2 yards per play, which is 39th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 127 1st downs this season, ranking them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. Bryant Shirreffs has completed 112 throws while attempting 169 passes for a completion percentage of 66.3%. He has passed for 1,580 yards this year. He averages 9.7 adjusted yards per throw and 9.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 163.5.
The Connecticut Huskies rush defense has given up 219 attempts for 996 yards this season, putting them in 64th place in the country against the run. They have had 62 penalties for 567 yards on defense this year. That places them 127th in Division 1. Connecticut is 118th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 242. They have given up a total of 3,351 yards on D, which is 124th in the nation. The Huskies are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 192 throws on 283 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, ranking them 129th and 129th in the country. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,355 yards in the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Connecticut Huskies have tried 7 field goals this year and made 4, which is 103rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Connecticut kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 18 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,029 yards on 27 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 116th in the NCAA in punting average. Connecticut is 96th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 61 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 47th in D-1. They have returned 23 kicks for 543 yards on special teams, which puts them 13th in kick return yardage. The Huskies average 24 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,197.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane -6.5
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