USF Bulls vs Temple Owls Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+3.5)
The Temple Owls (2-6) host the USF Bulls (1-7) at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. USF opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is 51.
The USF Bulls come into this game with a record of 1-7 for this season. In their last matchup, the Bulls played the Houston Cougars and went home with a loss by a final score of 42-27. Katravis Marsh finished 24/34 with 275 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 148.2 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Brian Battie was the rushing leader for the Bulls with 12 carries for 106 yds (8.8 yards per attempt). The USF Bulls ended up running the ball 31 different times and compiled 154 yards, which earned them an average of 5.0 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 65 plays which totaled 429 yards. USF relinquished 33 pass completions on 39 tries for a total of 387 yds, and a completion percentage of 84.6%. Against the rush, the Bulls gave up 103 yds on 25 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yards per run allowed.
The Bulls have tallied 2,901 total yards for the season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, USF has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 11 different times. USF has accumulated 145 first downs as a team, and they have committed 36 infractions for 293 yds. As a team they have an average of 169.8 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 55th in D-1. Concerning scoring points, the USF Bulls hold an average of 25.5 points per contest.
The Bulls sit in 128th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 38.1 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.6 yards per rush on the ground and 206.1 yards on the ground per game on the year. For the season, they have given up 1,649 running yards through 8 outings. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Bulls have given up 2,256 yds which has them sitting in 116th in college football. They are allowing 282.0 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 72.2%. For the year, they have allowed 488.1 yards per game ranking them 129th in the nation. They have given up 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 22 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Owls come into this game with a record of 2-6 this year. The last time they took the field, the Owls took a defeat with a final score of 27-20 against the Navy Midshipmen. Edward Saydee carried the football 14 times for 61 yards, finishing the contest with 4.4 yards per attempt for Temple. E.J. Warner (1 TD) ended the contest with 268 yards on 24/48 through the air while his QB rating was 95.4. He had 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.6. Temple relinquished 70 attempts on the ground for 224 yards (3.2 yards per rush). The Owls pass defense gave up a completion rate of 0.0%, relinquishing 0 yards on 0 out of 2 passing. The Owls finished the contest with 288 yards and they ran 68 plays (4.2 yds per play). Temple ended up running for 1.0 yards per attempt, totaling 20 yards on 20 attempts.
When it comes to how much they score, the Owls sit 128th in college football holding an average of 15.5 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Owls have thrown for a total of 1,693 yards via the pass as well as an average of 211.6 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 98th in the nation. The Temple Owls hold an average of 284.4 yards per outing, which has them ranked 125th in college football. The Temple offense has accrued 337 penalty yds on 40 infractions, which ranks 109th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Owls are surrendering 26.0 PPG, which has them ranked 67th in D-1. Temple has allowed a total of 1,483 yards rushing (185.4 yards per outing) in addition to 13 touchdowns via the rush on the year. This season, they have surrendered 208 points. They have allowed 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 166.6 yards/outing, ranking them 5th in the nation. The Owls defense has taken the field for 549 plays, which ranks 61st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +3.5
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