Tulsa at San Jose State Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Josh Love and the San Jose State Spartans play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at CEFCU Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The spread on this game has Tulsa as 5.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 56.
In their last contest, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went up against the Michigan State Spartans and ended up taking the loss by a score of 28-7. Running the show from under center for the Golden Hurricane was Zach Smith who went 16/27 with 153 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception on this day. Keylon Stokes was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 54 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 9.0 yards per reception in this outing.
The Golden Hurricane head into this game 0-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation with an average of 7 points per contest, which has them at 117th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging -73 rushing yards per game which is 12th in the AAC. For total yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the AAC and 130th in college football with 80 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Golden Hurricane have compiled a total of 1 passing touchdown and 0 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the conference and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Golden Hurricane have one of the average defenses in college football allowing 28 points per game, ranking them 8th in the conference and 77th in D-1. When talking about yards on the ground, Tulsa is allowing 108 yards per contest which has them at 9th in the AAC and 57th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.7 yards per carry putting them 7th in the AAC and 41st in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 108 yards rushing through 1 game. When it comes to yards through the air, the Golden Hurricane have allowed 153 yards. Teams are completing 57.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.1 yards per try. They have allowed 1 passing touchdown and 0 rushing touchdowns.
In their last contest, the San Jose State Spartans took on the Northern Colorado Bears and left there with a win by a score of 35-18. Leading the way at QB for the Spartans was Josh Love who went 21/31 with 224 yards by way of the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Nick Nash led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 49 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 67 yards by way of 5 carries which meant he averaged 13.4 yards per run. Isaiah Hamilton led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 91 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 18.2 yards per reception in this game.
The Spartans step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Spartans have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Spartans sit in 8th in the MWC and 56th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 35 points per contest. San Jose State has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 158 yards per game, ranking them 72nd in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 158 yards rushing through 1 game, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Spartans average 382 yards per game overall ranking them 83rd in D-1 and 11th in the conference.
The Spartans are allowing 18 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the conference and 52nd in college football. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 18 total points. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 110 yards per game which puts them at 59th in college football and 6th in the MWC. This season, they have conceded a total of 110 yards on the ground and 0 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the top groups in the country. They are conceding 177 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Spartans currently sit at 3rd in the MWC. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown this year.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane -5.5
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