SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Odds/Point Spread: SMU (-14)
Lincoln Financial Field is the venue where Trad Beatty and the Temple Owls (1-3) will play the SMU Mustangs (6-1) on Saturday. The spread on this game has SMU as 14-point favorites. The total is set at 64.5.
In their last outing, the SMU Mustangs took on the Navy Midshipmen and left there with a win by a score of 51-37. Ulysses Bentley IV paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 36 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for this contest. He ran for a total of 149 yards by way of 25 carries which meant he was running for 6.0 yards per run. Bentley IV was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 68 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 17.0 yards per catch for that contest. Shane Buechele went 23/28 with 300 yards via the pass and threw 3 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Mustangs have attained 3,661 total yards for the season. As a unit they're averaging 192.9 yards on the ground which is 31st in Division 1. When it comes to notching touchdowns, SMU has amassed 16 touchdowns via the pass and 18 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting points on the board, the SMU Mustangs are averaging 39.6 points per outing. When talking about yards through the air, the Mustangs have allowed 1,550 yds which has them ranked 92nd in the nation. In total, they are surrendering 415.1 yards per contest putting them at 75th in the country. The Mustangs rank 68th in college football regarding team defense, allowing 29.4 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 193.7 rushing yards per game this season. During their 7 games played, they have conceded 221.4 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 54.9%. Overall, they have allowed 1,356 yards via the ground game in 7 games.
Shane Buechele has connected on 875 of his attempted career 1,386 throws for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He is throwing for 251.0 yds per outing. For his career, Buechele has passed for a total of 10,791 yds with 80 TD's and 29 picks. He has a QB rating of 143.4 with a TD percentage of 5.8% and an interception rate of 2.1%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 271 times for a total of 441 yds.
In their last contest, the Temple Owls took on the Tulane Green Wave and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 38-3. Trad Beatty went 11/18 with 122 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He gave away 1 pick for the contest. Re-al Mitchell led the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 37 yards via 7 carries which gave him an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Branden Mack was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 54 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 18.0 yards per catch in this game.
When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Owls sit 74th in college football by tallying 25.0 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Owls currently have a total of 1,043 yards through the air along with an average of 260.8 passing yards per outing, putting them at 31st in D-1. They are averaging 125.5 run yards per game and have run for 502 yards overall. The Temple Owls average 386.3 yards per game ranking them 64th in the nation. Temple has given up a total of 854 rushing yards (213.5 yards/game) as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. The Owls are allowing 36.8 PPG, ranking them 95th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 147 total points. They have given up 10 touchdowns through the air and 190.5 yards/game, which has them ranked 34th in Division 1.
During the 3 contests in his career, Trad Beatty has been successful on 11 of his 18 tries for a total of 122 yds. He is averaging 40.7 yards per contest through the air with a 106.9 quarterback rating.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mustangs -14
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