Tulsa at Temple College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
Get todays College Football Odds & Lines on this game
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Temple Owls on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Temple as 8 point favorites. The Golden Hurricane have an ATS record of 1-2-0 while their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 1-2-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 1-2-0 against the spread
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Temple Owls are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
09/16/18 S Cristian Williams Medical is out for season
09/16/18 LB Robert Revels III Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Temple
Key Temple Owls Injuries
09/16/18 K Aaron Boumerhi Hip is questionable Thursday vs Tulsa
09/16/18 QB Frank Nutile Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Tulsa
09/16/18 DL Quincy Roche Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Tulsa
09/04/18 DL Dana Levine Undisclosed is OUT 4-6 weeks
08/19/18 RB Tyliek Raynor Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 86th in Division 1 in points scored with 79. They have run 220 plays this season for 1,162 yards, which ranks them 101st in the nation in total offense. The Golden Hurricane average 5.3 yards per play, which is 96th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 58 1st downs this year, placing them 80th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulsa has run for 630 yards as a team, which ranks 39th in the country. They've run 143 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Hurricane have been penalized on offense 23 times for 201 yards so far this season, which has them 30th in the nation in penalties. Luke Skipper has thrown for 521 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 129.3. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 6.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Tulsa is 89th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 84. They have surrendered a total of 1,140 yards on D, which is 78th in Division 1. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 67th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 58 passes on 85 attempts against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense this season, placing them 85th and 48th in the country. The Tulsa pass defense has also given up a total of 593 yards through the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 128 attempts for 547 yards this year, putting them in 93rd place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Hurricane have committed 24 penalties for 201 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 98th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Owls have run for 326 yards as a team, which ranks 108th in the nation. They've run 103 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Owls have been penalized on offense 16 times for 171 yards so far this year, which has them 92nd in the country in penalties. They are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 81. They have run 201 plays this year for 1,035 yards, which ranks them 54th in the nation in total offense. The Temple Owls average 5.1 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 53 1st downs this season, ranking them 96th overall as an offensive unit. Frank Nutile has completed 33 throws while attempting 63 passes for a completion percentage of 52.4%. He has passed for 401 yards this year. He averages 4.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 114.1.
The Temple Owls rush defense has given up 109 attempts for 435 yards this season, putting them in 68th place in the country against the run. They have had 18 penalties for 146 yards on defense this year. That places them 50th in Division 1. Temple is 68th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 69. They have given up a total of 1,027 yards on D, which is 58th in the nation. The Owls are 42nd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 63 throws on 106 attempts against the Temple defense this season, ranking them 98th and 101st in the country. The Temple Owls pass defense has also surrendered a total of 592 yards in the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -8
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Football Picks