SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Hurricane (+3)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-4) welcome the SMU Mustangs (3-4) at Chapman Stadium on Saturday. Tulsa is 3-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 68.
The SMU Mustangs come into this matchup with a record of 3-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Mustangs took the field against the Cincinnati Bearcats and took a loss by a final of 29-27. Tanner Mordecai connected on 15/25 with 105 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 100.5 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Camar Wheaton was the rushing leader for the Mustangs with 8 totes for 53 yards (6.6 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 71 plays which gave them 259 yards. The SMU Mustangs ran the ball a total of 31 different times and recorded 80 yds, which had them averaging 2.6 yards per tote. Against the run, the Mustangs gave up 179 yards on 42 tries, which is an average of 4.3 yards per rush surrendered. SMU gave up 18 completions on 35 tries for a total of 200 yds, and a completion rate of 51.4%.
The Mustangs have earned 3,201 yards in total this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, SMU has amassed 17 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 13 times. SMU has 166 1st downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 29 infractions for 283 yds. As a team they're averaging 130.1 yards rushing which is 96th in college football. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the SMU Mustangs have an average of 34.3 points per contest.
The Mustangs sit in 93rd in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 29.4 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush and 204.7 rushing yards per game on the season. During the season, they have given up 1,433 rushing yards through 7 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Mustangs are conceding 1,538 yards which puts them in 43rd in the country. They have given up 219.7 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.3%. Overall, they are allowing 424.4 yards per outing putting them 106th in college football. They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 15 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Golden Hurricane come into this game with a record of 3-4 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Golden Hurricane went home victorious with a score of 27-16 when they played the Temple Owls. Deneric Prince ran the football 20 times for 231 yds, ending the game with 11.6 yds per attempt for Tulsa. Davis Brin (2 TDs) finished the contest with 155 yds on 15/22 through the air while his QB rating was 139.2. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 7.0. Tulsa conceded 26 run attempts for 84 yds (3.2 yds per carry). The Golden Hurricane passing defense allowed a completion rate of 47.9%, surrendering 196 yds on 23 out of 48 passing. The Golden Hurricane finished with 454 yds and they ran 68 plays (6.7 yds per play). Tulsa rushed for 6.5 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 299 yards on 46 carries.
In relation to how much they score, the Golden Hurricane currently rank 48th in the nation holding an average of 32.1 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Golden Hurricane have compiled 2,122 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 303.1 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 18th in the nation. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane maintain an average of 439.4 yards/contest, which is good for 36th in the nation. The Tulsa offense has totaled 433 penalty yards on 45 violations, which is 75th in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
Tulsa has yielded a total of 1,522 yards via the ground game (217.4 yards per game) in addition to 13 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have conceded 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 164.7 yards per contest, which puts them in 7th in college football. The Golden Hurricane defense has taken part in 487 plays, which has them sitting 52nd in college football. The Golden Hurricane are surrendering 32.4 points per game, which has them sitting 114th in D-1. This season, they have relinquished 227 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mustangs -3
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