SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Chapman Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: SMU (+2)
Zach Smith and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-1) host the SMU Mustangs (7-1) at Chapman Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Tulsa opens this game as 2-point favorites. The over/under opens at 64.
In their last game, the SMU Mustangs took the field against the Temple Owls and left there with a win by a score of 47-23. Shane Buechele went 24/35 with 355 yards through the air and threw 4 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Ulysses Bentley IV led the team on the ground in this game. He had a long run of 37 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for 79 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per carry. Kylen Granson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 149 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 24.8 yards per catch in this game.
When it comes to scoring, the SMU Mustangs are sitting at 40.5 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 193.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 35th in the nation. The Mustangs currently have 4,210 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, SMU has totaled 20 touchdowns through the air and 20 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning passing yards, the Mustangs have conceded 1,761 yds which puts them in 115th in D-1. For the season, they are allowing 409.3 yards/contest which has them ranked 76th in D-1. The Mustangs are ranked 75th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 28.6 points per contest. The opposition is running for 4.5 yards per rush on the ground and 189.1 rushing yards per contest on the year. In their 8 games played, they are giving up 220.1 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 55.2%. For the season, they have given up 1,513 running yards through 8 games.
Shane Buechele has completed 899 of his career 1,421 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.3%. He is throwing for 253.3 yds per outing. For his career, Buechele has thrown for 11,146 yards with 84 TD's and 29 interceptions. His QB rating is 144.6 with a TD rate of 5.9% and an interception rate of 2.0%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has taken off and run 276 different times for a total of 460 yards.
The last time they played, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane took the field against the East Carolina Pirates and left there with a win by a score of 34-30. Zach Smith went 19/37 with 253 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions for the contest. T.K. Wilkerson led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards and he tallied 2 TD's in this outing. He racked up a total of 89 yards on 18 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per run. Keylon Stokes was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 90 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per catch for the game.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Golden Hurricane are sitting 60th in D-1 holding an average of 29.3 points per game. For the year thus far, the Golden Hurricane have thrown for 927 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 231.8 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 66th in the country. They are averaging 169.8 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 679 yards in total. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 401.5 yards per outing which has them sitting 67th in college football. Tulsa has given up a total of 512 rushing yards (128.0 yards/game) as well as 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. The Golden Hurricane are surrendering 21.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 37th in the nation. In total, they have allowed 85 pts. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass as well as 245.3 yards/outing, ranking them 88th in the country.
In the 35 games in his college career, Zach Smith has completed 537 of 944 tries for a total of 7,201 yards. He is averaging 205.7 passing yards per contest with a 131.2 quarterback rating. Smith has passed for 47 TD's compared to 29 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for -214 yards on 144 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 5.0% and his interception rate is 3.1%.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mustangs +2
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