North Texas Mean Green vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 11/18/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
Location: Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Hurricane (-2)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-7) will try to defeat the North Texas Mean Green (3-7) at Chapman Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2023. Tulsa is 2-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 66.5.
The North Texas Mean Green come into this game with a record of 3-7 for this year. In their last game, the Mean Green played the SMU Mustangs and ended up losing by a score of 45-21. Oscar Adaway III was the leader on the ground for the Mean Green with 11 attempts for 90 yards (8.2 yds per attempt). Chandler Rogers went 18/31 with 240 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 137.9 and ended the game with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Mean Green gave up 318 yards on 58 attempts, which is an average of 5.5 yds per run allowed. North Texas gave up 11 pass completions on 20 tries for 234 yards, and a completion rate of 55.0%. In all, they ran 64 plays which gave them 372 yds. The North Texas Mean Green ended up rushing 33 times and tallied 132 yds, which had them averaging 4.0 yds per carry.
The Mean Green have racked up 4,713 total yards over the course of this season. With reference to scoring touchdowns, North Texas has amassed 27 touchdowns via the pass and 15 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 16 times. North Texas has recorded 238 first downs, and they have committed 45 penalties for 429 yds. As a team they have an average of 175.4 yards in the run game which ranks them 43rd in the country. When talking about putting points on the board, the North Texas Mean Green are sitting at 33.4 points per outing.
In terms of passing yards, the Mean Green are allowing 2,119 yds which has them sitting in 43rd in D-1. They are allowing 211.9 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 59.0%. Overall, they have given up 477.9 yards/game which ranks them 133rd in D-1. They have yielded 17 touchdowns by air in addition to 32 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing 5.7 yards per run and 266.0 rushing yards per game for the season. For the season, they have given up 2,660 rushing yards through 10 games. The Mean Green rank 133rd in the country when it comes to team defense, giving up 37.5 PPG.
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The Golden Hurricane head into this game 3-7 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Golden Hurricane took a loss by a score of 24-22 against the Tulane Green Wave. Kirk Francis (1 TD) finished the contest with 345 yds on 22/34 passing while his QB rate was 159.6. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.1. Anthony Watkins carried the football 15 times for 76 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yards per carry for Tulsa. Tulsa ran for 3.7 yards per carry, finishing with 122 yards on 33 attempts. The Golden Hurricane finished the game with a total of 477 yds and they ran 74 plays (6.4 yards per play). The Golden Hurricane pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 55.2%, relinquishing 194 yards on 16 out of 29 passing. Tulsa gave up 35 attempts on the ground for 163 yds (4.7 yards per carry).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Golden Hurricane rank 103rd in the country averaging 22.4 points per contest. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have an average of 374.5 yards/outing, ranking them 75th in Division 1. The Tulsa offense has racked up 408 yards of penalties on 48 infractions, which has them sitting 112th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 17 picks while conceding 5 fumbles and they have been able to earn 193 1st downs. For the year to this point, the Golden Hurricane currently sit at 1,908 passing yards as well as holding an average of 190.8 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 107th in D-1. They hold an average of 183.7 run yards per game and have run for 1,837 yards in total.
Tulsa has surrendered a total of 1,454 yards rushing (145.4 yards per game) and 21 touchdowns rushing so far this season. They have conceded 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 288.0 yards/contest, ranking them 129th in the nation. Their defense has totaled 6 fumbles recovered and 8 picks on the season. The Golden Hurricane defense has taken the field for 678 plays, ranking them 77th in the country. The Golden Hurricane are surrendering 34.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 122nd in Division 1. Overall, they have conceded 344 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green +2
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