Memphis Tigers vs Temple Owls Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+11.5)
The Temple Owls (2-2) host the Memphis Tigers (3-1) at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. Memphis opens this game as 11.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 61.5.
The Memphis Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 3-1 this year. In their last game, the Tigers played the UTSA Roadrunners and ended up losing by a score of 31-28. Seth Henigan finished 15/25 with 329 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 183.7 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Brandon Thomas was the leader on the ground for the Tigers with 20 totes for 73 yds (3.7 yds per carry). At the end of the game, they tallied 57 plays which totaled 416 yds. The Memphis Tigers ran the football 32 times and accounted for 87 yards, which had them averaging 2.7 yds per carry. On the ground, the Tigers conceded 205 yards on 62 attempts, which is an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed. Memphis conceded 19 pass completions on 30 tries for 194 yds, and a completion rate of 63.3%.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Memphis Tigers have an average of 39.0 points per game. As a team they are averaging 190.3 yards in the run game which is 43rd in college football. The Tigers have racked up 1,931 total yards over the course of this season. With reference to scoring, Memphis has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. Memphis has amassed 84 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 27 infractions for 234 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 different times.
The Tigers are ranked 119th in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 31.8 PPG. They are allowing 3.3 yards per running attempt and 113.5 yards on the ground per game this season. During the season, they have given up 454 yards on the ground through 4 games. When talking about passing yards, the Tigers have given up 1,394 yards which ranks them 140th in D-1. They have yielded 348.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 65.9%. For the year, they have surrendered 462.0 yards per contest which ranks them 132nd in college football. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 6 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Owls come into this game with a record of 2-2 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Owls took home the win by a final score of 41-7 against the Wagner Seahawks. Kyle Dobbins carried the rock 13 times for 61 yards, ending the contest with 4.7 yds per carry for Temple. D'Wan Mathis (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 292 yds on 22/32 passing while his QB rating was 166.0. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.1. Temple surrendered 48 run attempts for 123 yards (2.6 yards per rush). The Owls secondary allowed a completion rate of 44.4%, surrendering 36 yards on 4 for 9 passing. The Owls finished the game with a total of 407 yards while running 62 plays (6.6 yards per play). Temple rushed the ball for 4.0 yards per attempt, totaling 115 yards on 29 carries.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Owls rank 92nd in the nation with 25.8 points per outing. Over the course of the season so far, the Owls have earned 856 yards through the air as well as an average of 214.0 passing yards per contest, putting them at 84th in college football. The Temple Owls hold an average of 336.3 yards/contest, ranking them 109th in D-1. The Temple offense has accrued 196 penalty yards on 28 infractions, ranking them 41st in D-1 in terms of helping out the other team.
The Owls are surrendering 30.0 points per game, ranking them 114th in D-1. Temple has given up a total of 701 rushing yards (175.3 yards/game) and 11 touchdowns via the rush on the season. This season, they have given up 120 points. They have given up 4 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 101.5 yards per outing, ranking them 13th in the country. The Owls defense has been on the field for 262 plays, which is good for 64th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls +11.5
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