SMU at Tulsa College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has SMU as 2 point favorites. The Mustangs have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Golden Hurricane have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 4-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-7-0 against the over/under
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-7-0 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/11/18 DL Demerick Gary Targeting Suspension is OUT the FIRST HALF Friday vs Memphis
11/11/18 DB Jordan Wyatt Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Memphis
11/11/18 DB Rodney Clemons Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Friday vs Memphis
11/05/18 OL Nick Natour Undisclosed is out for season
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
11/07/18 QB Chad President Leg is out for season
11/07/18 QB Luke Skipper Back is out for season
09/16/18 S Cristian Williams Medical is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs are 49th in Division 1 in points scored with 341. They have run 791 plays this season for 4,267 yards, which ranks them 26th in the nation in total offense. The Mustangs average 5.4 yards per play, which is 95th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 216 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 1,326 yards as a team, which ranks 117th in the country. They've run 369 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 57 times for 520 yards so far this season, which has them 93rd in the nation in penalties. Ben Hicks has thrown for 2,263 yards this season. He has completed 182 passes on 326 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.3. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
SMU is 111th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 396. They have surrendered a total of 4,749 yards on D, which is 98th in Division 1. The Mustangs are ranked 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 219 passes on 354 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, placing them 98th and 87th in the country. The SMU pass defense has also given up a total of 2,516 yards through the air, which is 71st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 498 attempts for 2,233 yards this year, putting them in 105th place in D-1 against the run. The Mustangs have committed 76 penalties for 759 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 120th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is ranked 35th in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 179 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 64th in college football. They have returned 39 kicks for 1,000 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 26 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,446. The SMU Mustangs have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 92nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,598 yards on 65 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 93rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Hurricane have run for 2,272 yards as a team, which ranks 33rd in the nation. They've run 532 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Hurricane have been penalized on offense 81 times for 721 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the country in penalties. They are 102nd in Division 1 in points scored with 262. They have run 821 plays this year for 4,125 yards, which ranks them 112th in the nation in total offense. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane average 5 yards per play, which is 118th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. Seth Boomer has completed 81 throws while attempting 171 passes for a completion percentage of 47.4%. He has passed for 1,127 yards this year. He averages 6.7 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 114.7.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane rush defense has given up 523 attempts for 2,751 yards this season, putting them in 123rd place in the country against the run. They have had 74 penalties for 652 yards on defense this year. That places them 90th in Division 1. Tulsa is 84th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 331. They have given up a total of 4,527 yards on D, which is 85th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane are 79th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 154 throws on 264 attempts against the Tulsa defense this season, ranking them 5th and 3rd in the country. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,777 yards in the air, which is 7th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have tried 17 field goals this year and made 10, which is 87th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 59%. Tulsa kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,281 yards on 50 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NCAA in punting average. Tulsa is 115th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 143 punt return yards and average 14.3 yards per return, which is 19th in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 521 yards on special teams, which puts them 65th in kick return yardage. The Golden Hurricane average 18 yards per kick return and they are 86th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,789.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mustangs -2
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