Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs USF Bulls Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Bulls (+8)
The USF Bulls (1-4) welcome the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-4) at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. USF opens this matchup as 8-point dogs. The over/under comes in at 57.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane come into this game with a record of 2-4 for this season. In their last matchup, the Golden Hurricane took on the Memphis Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 35-29. Shamari Brooks was the rushing leader for the Golden Hurricane with 26 attempts for 126 yards (4.8 yds per attempt). Davis Brin went 11/21 with 182 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 156.6 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Golden Hurricane conceded 151 yards on 42 attempts, which is an average of 3.6 yards per rush allowed. Tulsa relinquished 34 pass completions on 57 attempts for a total of 463 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.6%. In the game, they tallied 67 plays which totaled 416 yards. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ended up running the ball 46 different times and accounted for 234 yds, which had them averaging 5.1 yards per attempt.
When it comes to scoring, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane hold an average of 24.3 points per game. As a unit they hold an average of 169.3 yards in the run game ranking this team at 57th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane have earned 2,664 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Tulsa has amassed 8 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns on the ground. Tulsa has compiled 121 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 55 infractions for 526 yds. They have surrendered the ball 9 times.
The Golden Hurricane are ranked 122nd in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 32.7 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per run and 147.3 rushing yards per game on the campaign. For the season, they have conceded 884 running yards through 6 contests. In terms of yards through the air, the Golden Hurricane have given up 1,714 yds which puts them in 131st in the country. They have yielded 285.7 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.7%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 433.0 yards/game which puts them 115th in the nation. They have allowed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bulls head into this matchup 1-4 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 41-17 against the SMU Mustangs. Timmy Mcclain ran the ball 13 times for 25 yards, finishing the contest with 1.9 yards per attempt for USF. Timmy Mcclain finished the contest with 223 yds on 14/22 passing while his quarterback rate was 148.8. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.1. USF allowed 40 running attempts for 162 yds (4.1 yards per rush). The Bulls secondary allowed a completion rate of 69.0%, surrendering 301 yards on 29 out of 42 passing. The Bulls finished the game with 336 yards while running 59 plays (5.7 yds per play). USF ran the football for 3.1 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 113 yards on 37 carries.
The USF Bulls are averaging 333.6 yards per contest, which is good for 113th in the nation. The USF offense has compiled 260 penalty yds on 25 violations, which ranks 116th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season so far, the Bulls have earned 927 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 185.4 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 106th in the nation. Concerning their ability to score points, the Bulls rank 114th in college football by scoring 20.4 points per contest.
The Bulls are conceding 36.0 PPG, which puts them 128th in college football. USF has given up a total of 1,093 yards rushing (218.6 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. This year, they have relinquished 180 points. They have given up 13 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 277.8 yards per game, ranking them 127th in the country. The Bulls defense has been on the field for 345 plays, which is 41st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane -8.5
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