Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs East Carolina Pirates Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs East Carolina Pirates
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Pirates (-3)
The East Carolina Pirates (2-9) will try to defeat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-8) at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Tulsa opens this contest as 3-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 44.5.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane head into this matchup 3-8 this season. In their last game, the Golden Hurricane went up against the North Texas Mean Green and took a loss by a final of 35-28. Anthony Watkins led the offense in rushing for the Golden Hurricane with 21 totes for 115 yards (5.5 yards per attempt). Kirk Francis went 17/34 with 251 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 135.2 and finished the contest with 1 interception. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Golden Hurricane conceded 299 yds on 47 tries, which calculates to 6.4 yds per rush surrendered. Tulsa surrendered 19 completions on 31 tries for 294 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. For the game, they tallied 77 plays which gave them 434 yards. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ran the football 43 different times and tallied 183 yds, which is an average of 4.3 yards per attempt.
The Golden Hurricane have earned 4,179 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Tulsa has compiled 18 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the ball over 23 times. Tulsa has a total of 215 first downs as an offense, and they have been hurt by 52 infractions for 433 yds. As a unit they're averaging 183.6 yards rushing which has them sitting 31st in Division 1. Regarding putting points on the board, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 22.9 points per contest.
When talking about yards through the air, the Golden Hurricane are allowing 3,174 yds which has them ranked 129th in Division 1. They have relinquished 288.5 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 64.3%. For the year, they are surrendering 447.9 yards per outing which puts them 129th in Division 1. They have yielded 22 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 23 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 4.5 yards per rush and 159.4 yards on the ground per game for the year. For the year, they have conceded 1,753 yards via the running game in 11 games. The Golden Hurricane rank 122nd in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 34.5 PPG.
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The Pirates come into this matchup with a record of 2-9 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Pirates took a loss by a final score of 10-0 when they played the Navy Midshipmen. Alex Flinn walked away from the game with 155 yds on 24/38 through the air while his QB rating was 86.9. He had 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.1. Alex Flinn carried the rock 12 times for 31 yards, ending the contest with 2.6 yds per attempt for East Carolina. The Pirates finished the game with 189 yards while running 60 plays (3.2 yds per play). East Carolina ran the ball for 1.5 yards per carry, finishing with 34 yds on 22 carries. East Carolina gave up 50 running attempts for 174 yards (3.5 yards per rush). The Pirates pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 90.9%, surrendering 102 yards on 10 out of 11 passing.
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Pirates rank 132nd in D-1 holding an average of 16.5 PPG. The East Carolina Pirates average 265.3 yards per game, ranking them 130th in the nation. The East Carolina offense has 593 penalty yds on 64 violations, which is good for 72nd in college football in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 12 interceptions while surrendering 4 fumbles and they have recorded 165 1st downs. For the season so far, the Pirates have thrown for a total of 1,783 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 162.1 throwing yards per game, which ranks 122nd in D-1. They average 103.2 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,135 yards in total.
East Carolina has conceded a total of 1,317 yards via the ground game (119.7 yards per outing) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have conceded 17 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 212.1 yards/outing, which has them in 45th in D-1. Their defense has 10 fumbles recovered and 6 picks so far this year. The Pirates defense has been on the field for 711 plays, which is 46th in college football. The Pirates are conceding 21.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 42nd in Division 1. Overall, they have relinquished 240 total points.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Pirates college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Pirates -3
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