Tulsa at SMU College Football Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The SMU Mustangs host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Friday, October 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 8 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 74. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread. The Golden Hurricane have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Free $60 in Member College Football Picks No Obligation Click Here
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 5-2-0 against the spread
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
10/22/17 WR Bishop Louie Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. SMU
10/22/17 RB Corey Taylor II Foot is "?" Friday vs. SMU
10/22/17 RB D'Angelo Brewer Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. SMU
10/22/17 OL Evan Plagg Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. SMU
10/20/17 S Manny Bunch Leg is out for season
09/20/17 S Jordan Mitchell ACL out for season
08/16/17 RB Ramadi Warren Academics out indefinitely
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
10/22/17 S Delano Robinson Leg is "?" Friday vs. Tulsa
10/22/17 DL Dimarya Mixon Knee is "?" Friday vs. Tulsa
10/22/17 S Elijah McQueen Leg is "?" Friday vs. Tulsa
10/22/17 OL Jacob Todora Leg is "?" Friday vs. Tulsa
10/22/17 OL Nick Natour Leg is "?" Friday vs. Tulsa
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have run for 2,096 yards as a team, which ranks 9th in college football. They've run 395 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Hurricane have been penalized on offense 49 times for 443 yards so far this season, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. They are 28th in the nation in points scored with 262. They have run 584 plays this season for 3,558 yards, which ranks them 79th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Hurricane average 6.1 yards per play, which is 47th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 174 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. Chad President averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 71 passes on 126 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 112.3. He has thrown for 809 yards this season.
The Golden Hurricane rush defense has allowed 397 attempts for 2,302 yards this year, putting them in 129th place in D-1 against the run. Tulsa has committed 65 penalties for 598 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 123rd in college football. They are 124th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 301. They have surrendered a total of 4,370 yards on D, which is 128th in the country. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 128th in yards per play allowed with 7.4. Opposing offenses have completed 133 passes on 194 attempts against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense this season, placing them 69th and 23rd in Division 1. The Tulsa pass defense has also given up a total of 2,068 yards through the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 6, which is 85th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Tulsa Golden Hurricane kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 34 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,566 yards on 37 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 59th in Division 1 in punting average. Tulsa is ranked 128th in the nation in punt returns with 2. They've accumulated 4 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 124th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 443 yards on special teams, ranking 42nd in kick return yardage. The Golden Hurricane average 17 yards per kick return and they are 17th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,006.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs are 9th in the country in points scored with 294. They have run 546 plays this year for 3,478 yards, which ranks them 17th in Division 1 in total offense. The SMU Mustangs average 6.4 yards per play, which is 34th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 179 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 1,285 yards as a unit, which ranks 48th in college football. They've run 277 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. SMU has been penalized on offense 50 times for 486 yards so far this year, which has them 42nd in the country in penalties. Ben Hicks has passed for 1,967 yards this year. He's completed 156 throws while attempting 259 passes for a completion percentage of 60.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 141.1. He averages 7.9 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
SMU is 81st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 214. They have given up a total of 3,059 yards on D, which is 90th in D-1. The Mustangs are 100th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opponent offenses have completed 159 throws on 242 attempts against the SMU defense this season, ranking them 113th and 87th in the nation. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,012 yards in the air, which is 116th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 258 attempts for 1,047 yards this season, putting them in 50th place in the country against the run. The Mustangs have had 55 penalties for 463 yards on defense this year. That places them 94th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is 119th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 30 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 97th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 407 yards on special teams, which puts them 57th in kick return yardage. The SMU Mustangs average 23 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,915. The Mustangs have tried 14 field goals this year and made 10, which is 49th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. SMU kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 34 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,265 yards on 30 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 64th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane +8
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of this Weeks Free College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Football Picks