USF Bulls vs Temple Owls Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Lincoln Financial Field
Odds/Point Spread: USF (+10.5)
Jordan McCloud and the USF Bulls (1-3) head to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Temple Owls (0-1). USF opens this matchup as 10.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 52.5.
In their last outing, the USF Bulls faced the East Carolina Pirates and left there with a loss by a score of 44-24. Jordan McCloud went 26/35 with 298 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. Johnny Ford paced the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 16 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this game. He ran for a total of 44 yards via 8 carries which meant he was running for 5.5 yards per carry. Latrell Williams was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 93 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 11.6 yards per reception in this game.
The Bulls have tallied 1,324 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they're holding an average of 145.8 yards via the ground game which is 50th in college football. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, USF has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the USF Bulls are averaging 14.5 PPG. Concerning yards via the pass, the Bulls have given up 597 yards which has them sitting in 30th in college football. In total, they are conceding 369.3 yards/contest ranking them 39th in Division 1. The Bulls rank 66th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 32.5 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.6 yards per rush and 220.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. Over the course of their 4 games, they have relinquished 149.3 yards per contest through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 54.8%. Overall, they have given up 880 yards via the ground game in 4 contests.
For his collegiate career, McCloud has passed for a total of 1,996 yds with 13 TD's and 10 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 129 times for a total of 296 yds. His QB rating is 119.9 with a touchdown percentage of 4.2% and an interception rate of 3.2%. He is throwing for 124.8 yards per game. Jordan McCloud has connected on 181 of his career 310 passes for a completion percentage of 58.4%.
The last time they took the field, the Temple Owls went up against the Navy Midshipmen and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-29. Anthony Russo went 21/30 with 206 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He threw 1 pick for the game. Re'Mahn Davis paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this contest. He scurried for 97 yards via 23 carries which had him averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Branden Mack was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 80 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 11.4 yards per catch for that contest.
For the year thus far, the Owls currently have an average of 241.0 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 35th in the country. The Temple Owls maintain an average of 407.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 43rd in D-1. They maintain an average of 166.0 yards per game via the rush. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Owls are ranked 47th in Division 1 with 29 points per game. Temple has allowed a total of 251 yards on the ground as well as 4 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this year. The Owls are allowing 31 points per game, ranking them 59th in D-1.
Russo has thrown for 36 touchdowns while tossing 27 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.5% and his interception percentage is 3.4%. He has rushed for 19 yards on 82 attempts. He averages 225.2 yards per game through the air with a 126.3 QB rating. In the 25 contests in his career, Anthony Russo has been successful on 465 of his 794 tries for a total of 5,630 yards.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls -10.5
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