Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs USF Bulls Prediction, 10/23/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs USF Bulls
Date: Friday, October 23, 2020
Location: Raymond James Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (-8.5)
Raymond James Stadium is the site where Jordan McCloud and the USF Bulls (1-4) will take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-1) on Friday. USF opens this matchup as 8.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 52.5.
In the last game they played, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane took on the UCF Knights and notched a win by a score of 34-26. T.K. Wilkerson paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 24 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this contest. He rushed for a total of 86 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Keylon Stokes led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 95 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 15.8 yards per reception for that game. Zach Smith went 17/29 with 273 yards by way of passing and threw 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception for the game.
The Golden Hurricane have earned 716 total yards this year. As a team they're averaging 138.5 yards on the ground ranking this team at 56th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Tulsa has totaled 4 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are sitting at 20.5 points per outing. When talking about passing yardage, the Golden Hurricane are giving up 468 yards which has them ranked 19th in college football. Over the course of this year, they are surrendering 366.0 yards/contest which has them ranked 38th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane rank 31st in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 21.0 PPG. They are giving up 3.1 yards per rush and 132.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. During their 2 games, they have given up 234.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.2%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 264 running yards through 2 outings.
Zach Smith has connected on 502 of his attempted career 883 passes for a completion percentage of 56.9%. He is throwing for 203.5 yards per outing. For his career, Smith has thrown for a total of 6,715 yards with 44 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 131.3 with a touchdown rate of 5.0% and an interception rate of 2.9%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 138 times for a total of -222 yds.
The last time they took the field, the USF Bulls went up against the East Carolina Pirates and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 44-24. Jordan McCloud went 26/35 with 298 yards via the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Johnny Ford paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in this outing. He ran for 44 yards via 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Latrell Williams was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 93 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 11.6 yards per catch for that game.
During this campaign to this point, the Bulls have thrown for 922 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 184.4 passing yards per contest, which ranks 62nd in D-1. The USF Bulls hold an average of 329.6 yards per contest which is good for 66th in Division 1. They maintain an average of 145.2 rushing yards per game and have run for 726 yards overall. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Bulls are ranking 70th in D-1 by tallying 19.0 points per contest. The Bulls are surrendering 33.8 points per contest, which puts them 71st in the nation. This season, they have given up 169 points in total. USF has allowed the opposition a total of 1,026 yards rushing (205.2 yards per contest) in addition to 9 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have surrendered 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 173.4 yards per game, which puts them in 25th in college football.
In the 17 games in his college career, Jordan McCloud has completed 196 of 336 attempts for a total of 2,178 yards. He is averaging 128.1 yards per game through the air with a 122.5 quarterback rating. McCloud has thrown 16 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has run for 297 yds on 139 tries. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.8% and his interception percentage is 3.0%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls +8.5
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