Memphis Tigers vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 10/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-4.5)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium is the site where Shane Buechele and the SMU Mustangs (3-0) will take on the Memphis Tigers (1-0) on Saturday. Memphis opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The total opens at 74.5.
The last time they played, the Memphis Tigers faced the Arkansas State Red Wolves and earned the win by a score of 37-24. Brady White went 26/36 with 275 yards through the air and threw 4 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. Rodrigues Clark led the team in rushing in this game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards and he tallied 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries which had him averaging 5.3 yards per run. Sean Dykes was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 137 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 13.7 yards per catch in this game.
The Tigers have earned 510 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they're averaging 230 yards in the run game ranking them 14th in Division 1. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Memphis has compiled 4 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. In terms of putting points on the board, the Memphis Tigers hold an average of 37 points per contest. The Tigers sit in 38th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 24 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per running attempt and 125 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have conceded 299 yds which ranks them 32nd in college football.
Brady White has connected on 567 of his career 899 throws for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He is throwing for 253.2 yards per game. For his career, White has thrown for a total of 7,849 yds with 65 TD's and 22 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 155.4 with a TD percentage of 7.2% and an interception rate of 2.4%.
In the last game they played, the SMU Mustangs faced the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and added a win to their record by a score of 50-7. Ulysses Bentley IV paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 33 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in this outing. He rushed for a total of 104 yards by way of 6 carries which had him averaging 17.3 yards per carry. Kylen Granson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 38 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 7.6 yards per catch in this contest. Shane Buechele went 14/25 with 141 yards via the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Over the course of the season so far, the Mustangs currently sit at 883 yards through the air together with holding an average of 294.3 throwing yards per game, ranking them 17th in college football. The SMU Mustangs have an average of 562.0 yards/game ranking them 9th in Division 1. They have an average of 267.7 yards per game via the rush and have run for 803 yards for the season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Mustangs are ranking 5th in D-1 by scoring 48.7 points per outing. The Mustangs are allowing 22.0 points per contest, which puts them 35th in the country. This season, they have given up 66 points in total. SMU has surrendered a total of 452 yards on the ground (150.7 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass and 232.3 yards/outing, which has them sitting 45th in D-1.
Buechele has thrown 71 TD's compared to 28 picks. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 5.8% and his interception percentage is 2.3%. He has run for 394 yds on 242 attempts. He averages 241.5 yards per game through the air with a 141.5 QB rating. During the 39 games in his college career, Shane Buechele has completed 774 of 1,232 attempts for a total of 9,417 yds.
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
09/03/20 WR John Williams Personal is out indefinitely
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mustangs +4.5
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