Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Temple (+12.5)
Brady White and the Memphis Tigers (2-1) play the Temple Owls (1-1) at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Memphis as 12.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 69.5.
In their last contest, the Temple Owls took on the South Florida Bulls and earned the win by a score of 39-37. Anthony Russo went 30/42 with 270 yards through the air and completed 4 TD's. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. Re'Mahn Davis paced the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 83 yards by way of 25 carries which gave him an average of 3.3 yards per tote. Randle Jones led the team in receiving yardage by earning 81 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 10.1 yards per reception in this game.
The Owls have tallied 823 yards in total this season. Offensively they are averaging 156.0 yards on the ground ranking them 45th in Division 1. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Temple has earned 5 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Temple Owls are averaging 34.0 points per game. In terms of yards through the air, the Owls are giving up 229 yards which has them sitting in 16th in college football. In total, they are granting 311.5 yards per contest which puts them 26th in the nation. The Owls are ranked 72nd in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 34.0 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 197.0 yards on the ground per game so far this season. Over the course of their 2 games played, they have conceded 114.5 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 58.1%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 394 yards via the running game in 2 games.
For his career, Russo has thrown for a total of 5,900 yds with 40 touchdowns and 29 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 92 different times for a total of 32 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 127.3 with a touchdown rate of 4.8% and an interception rate of 3.5%. He is averaging 226.9 yards per outing. Anthony Russo has completed 495 of his career 836 tosses for a completion percentage of 59.2%.
The last time they took the field, the Memphis Tigers went up against the UCF Knights and took home the victory by a score of 50-49. Brady White went 34/50 with 486 yards via the pass and added 6 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Rodrigues Clark paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 29 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 112 yards by way of 21 carries which gave him an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Calvin Austin III was the receiving yardage leader by earning 151 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 16.8 yards per catch for that contest.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Tigers are ranked 17th in the nation holding an average of 38.0 PPG. For the season thus far, the Tigers have a total of 1,062 passing yards as well as holding an average of 354.0 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 8th in Division 1. They are averaging 224.3 rushing yards per game and have run for 673 yards overall. The Memphis Tigers maintain an average of 578.3 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the country. Memphis has given up a total of 397 yards via the ground game (132.3 yards per outing) and 4 touchdowns rushing for the season. The Tigers are surrendering 34.3 points per game, which puts them 74th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 103 pts. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 458.0 yards/outing, which has them in 90th in D-1.
White has thrown 74 TD's while tossing 24 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 7.5% and his interception percentage is 2.4%. He has rushed for -35 yds on 136 attempts. He averages 261.5 yards per game through the air with a 156.5 QB rating. In 33 contests in his collegiate career, Brady White has been successful on 630 of his 991 tries for a total of 8,631 yards.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -12.5
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