Tulane Green Wave vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 10/21/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mustangs (-14)
The SMU Mustangs (6-0) are welcoming the Tulane Green Wave (1-5) at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Thursday. Tulane opens this matchup as 14-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 70.
The Tulane Green Wave head into this matchup 1-5 for this season. In their last matchup, the Green Wave faced the Houston Cougars and ended up losing by a score of 40-22. Michael Pratt went 20/30 with 214 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 148.6 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Cameron Carroll was the best rusher for the Green Wave with 13 attempts for 68 yards (5.2 yards per carry). The Tulane Green Wave ended up running the ball 38 different times and had 94 yds, which had them averaging 2.5 yards per tote. Overall, they tallied 69 plays which totaled 308 yards. Tulane allowed 23 completions on 36 tries for 288 yds, and a completion rate of 63.9%. In the running game, the Green Wave conceded 147 yards on 36 tries, which averages out to 4.1 yards per rush surrendered.
The Green Wave have earned 2,392 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Tulane has earned 15 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 15 times. Tulane has compiled 130 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 37 infractions for 349 yds. As a team they're averaging 140.2 yards in the run game which ranks them 86th in college football. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Tulane Green Wave are averaging 32.8 points per game.
The Green Wave sit in 139th in college football in terms of team defense, conceding 40.2 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per run and 198.0 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,188 rushing yards through 6 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Green Wave have allowed 1,663 yards which puts them in 118th in D-1. They have given up 277.2 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.8%. In total, they have surrendered 475.2 yards per game which ranks them 134th in D-1. They have given up 16 touchdowns by air and 16 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Mustangs come into this matchup with a record of 6-0 for this season. In their last game, the Mustangs went home victorious with a score of 31-24 when they faced the Navy Midshipmen. Tanner Mordecai (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 324 yds on 30/40 through the air while his QB rate was 154.5. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.1. Tre Siggers ran the football 14 times for 49 yards, ending the contest with 3.5 yards per attempt for SMU. The Mustangs finished the contest with a total of 404 yards while they ran 69 plays (5.9 yards per play). SMU ended up running for 2.8 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 80 yards on 29 attempts. SMU gave up 53 rushing attempts for 177 yds (3.3 yds per rush). The Mustangs passing defense allowed a completion rate of 57.1%, relinquishing 64 yards on 4 for 7 through the air.
The SMU Mustangs maintain an average of 513.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 7th in the country. The SMU offense has accrued 280 yards of penalties on 30 infractions, which ranks them 112th in college football in terms of hurting your team. During the season thus far, the Mustangs currently have a total of 1,895 passing yards not to mention an average of 315.8 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 14th in the nation. In relation to how much they score, the Mustangs currently rank 10th in D-1 scoring 40.7 points per outing.
The Mustangs are allowing 22.2 PPG, which has them 59th in the nation. SMU has conceded a total of 833 yards via the ground game (138.8 yards per contest) and 5 touchdowns on the ground on the season. This year, they have relinquished 133 pts. They have yielded 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 251.8 yards/game, which puts them in 113th in the country. The Mustangs defense has been on the field for 408 plays, which is 46th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Green Wave +14
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