Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 11/26/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mustangs (-6.5)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-6) are traveling to Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Friday where they will try to defeat the SMU Mustangs (8-3). SMU opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 62.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane head into this game 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Golden Hurricane faced the Temple Owls and earned the victory with a final of 44-10. Davis Brin finished 18/30 with 297 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 165.2 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Shamari Brooks was the rushing leader for the Golden Hurricane with 11 carries for 60 yds (5.5 yds per attempt). The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ended up rushing 41 different times and totaled 216 yds, which had them averaging 5.3 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they had 71 plays which converted into 513 yds. Tulsa conceded 22 pass completions on 37 attempts for a total of 162 yards, and a completion rate of 59.5%. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Hurricane gave up 131 yards on 36 tries, which averages out to 3.6 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have an average of 25.4 points per contest. As a team they're maintaining an average of 192.8 yards via the ground game ranking them 39th in the country. The Golden Hurricane have tallied 4,835 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Tulsa has compiled 15 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns via the ground. Tulsa has accrued 237 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 83 penalties for 795 yds. They have surrendered the football 21 different times.
When talking about passing yards, the Golden Hurricane have given up 2,483 yds which puts them in 77th in D-1. They have allowed 225.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.8%. During the season, they are allowing 378.1 yards/game which ranks them 80th in Division 1. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 15 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per tote and 152.4 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,676 rushing yards through 11 games. The Golden Hurricane rank 87th in D-1 regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 27.1 points per contest.
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The Mustangs head into this matchup 8-3 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Mustangs took a defeat with a final score of 48-14 when they played the Cincinnati Bearcats. Tanner Mordecai (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 66 yds on 15/26 through the air while his quarterback rating was 91.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 2.5. Ulysses Bentley IV ran the ball 11 times for 68 yds, ending the game with 6.2 yards per carry for SMU. SMU ran for 4.3 yds per attempt, totaling 133 yards on 31 carries. The Mustangs finished the game with 199 yards while running 57 plays (3.5 yds per play). The Mustangs pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 70.0%, relinquishing 295 yards on 21 for 30 through the air. SMU gave up 41 run attempts for 249 yards (6.1 yds per carry).
Regarding their ability to score points, the Mustangs sit 9th in Division 1 by scoring 39.1 points per game. During the season thus far, the Mustangs have compiled 3,356 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 305.1 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 16th in Division 1. The SMU Mustangs hold an average of 472.5 yards/game, which is good for 13th in Division 1. The SMU offense has totaled 502 yds of penalties on 53 violations, which has them sitting 112th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
SMU has allowed a total of 1,508 yards rushing (137.1 yards per outing) in addition to 12 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have surrendered 26 touchdowns from the passing game and 281.2 yards/game, which has them sitting 136th in the country. The Mustangs defense has been on the field for 776 plays, which is good for 105th in college football. The Mustangs are allowing 27.9 points per game, ranking them 95th in Division 1. Overall, they have relinquished 307 pts.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mustangs -6.5
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