Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-20)
The Temple Owls (2-2) are headed to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Memphis Tigers (3-1). Memphis is 20-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 53.
The Temple Owls head into this matchup 2-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Owls stepped onto the field against the UMass Minutemen and took home the win by a score of 28-0. Quincy Patterson was the rushing leader for the Owls with 10 carries for 52 yds (5.2 yds per carry). E.J. Warner went 11/22 with 173 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 127.9 and finished the game with 2 picks. Against the rush, the Owls conceded 179 yards on 46 attempts, which averages out to 3.9 yds per run allowed. Temple relinquished 11 pass completions on 26 attempts for 80 yds, and a completion rate of 42.3%. Overall, they ran 59 plays which converted into 313 yards. The Temple Owls ran the rock 34 different times and had 107 yards, which is an average of 3.1 yds per carry.
Regarding scoring, the Temple Owls hold an average of 18.0 points per contest. Offensively they average 91.8 yards on the ground which is 121st in the nation. The Owls have racked up 1,117 total yards this season. In terms of scoring, Temple has earned 5 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns. Temple has accrued 61 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 15 penalties for 145 yds. They have turned the ball over 10 times.
The Owls sit in 18th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 15.0 points per game. They are giving up 3.2 yards per run and 130.0 yards on the ground per game on the year. During this campaign, they have conceded 520 yards via the ground game in 4 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Owls are giving up 550 yds which ranks them 8th in college football. They have yielded 137.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.6%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 267.5 yards per contest which puts them 16th in Division 1. They have conceded 4 touchdowns via the pass as well as 1 touchdown on the ground.
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The Tigers come into this game with a record of 3-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Tigers went home victorious with a score of 44-34 when they played the North Texas Mean Green. Brandon Thomas ran the ball 15 times for 84 yds, ending the game with 5.6 yards per carry for Memphis. Seth Henigan (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 141 yds on 19/29 through the air while his quarterback rate was 122.2. He threw 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.9. Memphis gave up 30 rushing attempts for 102 yards (3.4 yds per rush). The Tigers secondary conceded a completion percentage of 54.0%, relinquishing 371 yards on 27 for 50 through the air. The Tigers finished the game with 332 yards while they ran 73 plays (4.5 yds per play). Memphis ran for 4.3 yards per carry, totaling 191 yards on 44 attempts.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Tigers rank 39th in the country by scoring 37.0 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Tigers have thrown for a total of 1,081 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 270.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 47th in Division 1. The Memphis Tigers maintain an average of 419.8 yards per outing, ranking them 64th in Division 1. The Memphis offense has totaled 204 yards of penalties on 25 infractions, which is 69th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards.
The Tigers are surrendering 32.0 PPG, which has them 101st in the nation. Memphis has yielded a total of 509 yards on the ground (127.3 yards/game) in addition to 6 touchdowns rushing this season. This season, they have given up 128 points in total. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 298.8 yards per outing, which has them sitting 123rd in D-1. The Tigers defense has taken part in 298 plays, which is good for 105th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -20
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