Memphis at Louisiana Monroe NCAA Football Tips 10/5/2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Malone Stadium is the site where Caleb Evans and the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks will take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday. Louisiana Monroe opens this game as 13.5-point dogs. The Tigers are 2-1-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Warhawks are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-2-0 against the spread.
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
09/29/19 DL O'Bryan Goodson Leg is questionable Saturday vs UL Monroe
09/29/19 RB Patrick Taylor Jr. Ankle is questionable Saturday vs UL Monroe
09/16/19 WR John Williams Knee is out for season
09/10/19 DB Chris Claybrooks Leg is out indefinitely
Key Louisiana Monroe Warhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
In their last game, the Memphis Tigers took on the Navy Midshipmen and earned the win by a score of 35-23. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Brady White who went 14/18 with 196 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Kenneth Gainwell paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 75 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 104 yards via 14 carries which had him averaging 7.4 yards per carry. Antonio Gibson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 105 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 35.0 yards per catch for the game. The Memphis Tigers ran the ball 25 times and racked up a total of 105 yards which had them averaging 4.2 yards per attempt. For the game, the Tigers earned 12 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 39 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they finished with a total of 43 plays which added up to 301 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Memphis allowed 6 catches on 13 throws totaling 82 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.2%. In the game, they conceded a total of 373 yards and earned 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Tigers allowed 291 yards on 66 tries which gave the opponent an average of 4.4 yards per run allowed.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 4-0 in 2019. For total yards, they are currently ranked 6th in the American Athletic Conference and 70th in D-1 with 1,770 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 36.8 points per game, ranking them 29th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 196.5 rushing yards per game which is 6th in the conference. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 15.8 points per contest which has them at 1st in the American Athletic Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers have allowed 984 yards. Teams are completing 41.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.3 yards per attempt. In discussing rushing yards, Memphis is allowing 160 yards per contest which has them at 8th in the AAC and 82nd in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per carry which has them at 5th in the conference and 45th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 640 rushing yards through 4 games.
In their last outing, the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks faced the South Alabama Jaguars and won 30-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Warhawks was Caleb Evans who went 17/25 with 286 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Josh Johnson led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 49 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 93 yards by way of 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.2 yards per run. Markis McCray was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 70 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 23.3 yards per catch for that game. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks rushed the ball a total of 30 times and totaled 144 yards which earned them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. In the game, the Warhawks racked up 18 first downs and they totaled 12 infractions for 108 yards telling us that this team was extremely undisciplined. In all, they ran 55 plays for a total of 430 yards. When discussing the defense, Louisiana Monroe conceded 14 catches on 26 throws totaling 114 yards, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. For the game, they conceded 377 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Warhawks conceded 263 yards on 52 tries allowing their opponent an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Warhawks come into this game with a record of 2-2. Louisiana Monroe has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 216.3 yards on the ground per game, putting them 27th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 865 rushing yards through 4 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Warhawks average 443.8 yards per game overall ranking them 38th in the nation and 4th in the Sun Belt Conference. The Warhawks are allowing 35.8 points per game which puts them at 7th in the Sun Belt Conference and 113th in college football. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 143 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are giving up 248.8 yards per contest which puts them at 127th in college football and 11th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 995 yards on the ground and 9.2 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in college football. They are giving up 251 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Warhawks are ranked 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Warhawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Warhawks +13.5
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