Memphis Tigers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Skelly Field in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Hurricane (-3.5)
Skelly Field is the site where the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-4) will attempt to beat the Memphis Tigers (3-2) on Saturday. Memphis opens this matchup as 3.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 63.5.
The Memphis Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Tigers faced the Temple Owls and took a loss by a final of 34-31. Rodrigues Clark was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 18 carries for 92 yards (5.1 yards per attempt). Seth Henigan went 24/40 with 305 yards passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 148.8 and ended the contest with no interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Tigers gave up 159 yds on 32 attempts, which averages out to 5.0 yards per run allowed. Memphis surrendered 36 pass completions on 50 tries for 322 yds, and a completion rate of 72.0%. In all, they ran 78 plays which totaled 460 yds. The Memphis Tigers ran the football 38 times and recorded 155 yds, which earned them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Memphis Tigers have an average of 37.4 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 181.4 yards in the run game which has them sitting 45th in D-1. The Tigers have tallied 2,382 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Memphis has totaled 12 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns. Memphis has accrued 109 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 31 penalties for 279 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 times.
The Tigers rank 121st in the nation when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 32.2 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt and 122.6 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 613 rushing yards through 5 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Tigers are giving up 1,716 yds which puts them in 139th in the nation. They are allowing 343.2 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.2%. During this campaign, they have yielded 465.8 yards/outing which ranks them 132nd in college football. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns by air as well as 7 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Golden Hurricane come into this game with a record of 1-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Golden Hurricane took a loss by a final score of 45-10 when they faced the Houston Cougars. Anthony Watkins carried the ball 8 times for 39 yds, ending the game with 4.9 yards per attempt for Tulsa. Davis Brin (1 TD) finished the game with 258 yds on 20/39 through the air while his quarterback rate was 99.9. He threw 3 picks and his Y/A was 6.6. Tulsa conceded 33 run attempts for 144 yds (4.4 yards per rush). The Golden Hurricane secondary conceded a completion rate of 65.5%, relinquishing 261 yds on 19 for 29 passing. The Golden Hurricane finished the contest with a total of 289 yds while running 67 plays (4.3 yards per play). Tulsa rushed the football for 1.1 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 31 yards on 28 carries.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane hold an average of 449.6 yards per game, which has them sitting 28th in Division 1. The Tulsa offense has 486 yards of penalties on 50 infractions, which ranks 2nd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. During the season thus far, the Golden Hurricane have a total of 1,466 yards through the air together with an average of 293.2 passing yards per contest, which ranks 24th in college football. Regarding how much they score, the Golden Hurricane are sitting 105th in the nation averaging 22.2 PPG.
The Golden Hurricane are allowing 33.4 PPG, ranking them 124th in the country. Tulsa has conceded a total of 733 yards rushing (146.6 yards per game) as well as 7 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. This year, they have conceded 167 points in total. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass and 250.2 yards per game, which puts them in 108th in D-1. The Golden Hurricane defense has taken part in 342 plays, which is good for 89th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +3.5
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