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Star wide receiver Rashee Rice and the SMU Mustangs (4-4) play the South Florida Bulls (1-8) on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, at Raymond James Stadium.
The Mustangs are very heavy favorites (currently -17.5) in their game against the Bulls, with the over/under being 73.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Mustangs are -893 and the Bulls are +577.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for SMU vs. South Florida
- Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPNU
- Location: Tampa, Florida
- Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
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SMU Betting Insights
- South Florida’s ATS record is 3-6-0 this season.
- South Florida is a 3-0 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 17.5 points or more this season.
- The teams have hit the over in seven of South Florida’s nine games with a set total.
SMU Stats & Insights
- Offensively, SMU has been a top-25 unit, ranking 25th-best in the FBS by putting up 458.6 yards per game. The defense ranks 104th (421.4 yards allowed per game).
- SMU is compiling 35.6 points per game on offense, which ranks them 28th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 97th, allowing 30.0 points per contest.
- SMU ranks 56th in pass defense this year (219.5 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking eighth-best in the FBS with 325.0 passing yards per game.
- Despite having a bottom-25 run defense that ranks 15th-worst in the FBS (201.9 rushing yards allowed per game), SMU has had more success on the other side of the ball, ranking 90th in the FBS by totaling 133.6 rushing yards per game.
- SMU is putting up a 42.6% third-down conversion rate offensively this year (43rd in the FBS), and is giving up a 36.9% third-down percentage (54th) on defense.
- With 11 forced turnovers (81st in the FBS) against 14 turnovers committed (84th in the FBS), SMU’s -3-3 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.
SMU’s Best Players
- Tanner Mordecai has 2,500 yards passing for SMU, completing 62.7% of his passes and recording 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 99 rushing yards (11.0 ypg) on 41 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
- Velton Gardner has carried the ball 63 times for a team-high 345 yards on the ground and has found the end zone one time.
- This season, Tyler Lavine has carried the ball 59 times for 293 yards (32.6 per game) and six touchdowns.
- Rice has hauled in 71 receptions for 1,068 yards (118.7 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone eight times as a receiver.
- Jordan Kerley has hauled in 15 passes while averaging 32.4 yards per game and scoring three touchdowns.
- Kelvontay Dixon has been the target of 27 passes and compiled 18 catches for 284 yards, an average of 31.6 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone three times through the air this season.
- Nelson Paul paces the team with 5.0 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
- Jimmy Phillips Jr., SMU’s leading tackler, has 42 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
- Nick Roberts has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 38 tackles and three passes defended.
South Florida Betting Insights
- South Florida is 3-6-0 against the spread this season.
- In games this year in which they were an underdog by 17.5 points or more, the Bulls have a 3-0 record against the spread.
- Seven of South Florida’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (77.8%).
South Florida Stats & Insights
- South Florida has been struggling on defense, ranking second-worst with 503.1 total yards allowed per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, posting 374.7 total yards per contest (82nd-ranked).
- South Florida ranks 85th in points per game (25.8), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking third-worst in the FBS with 39.9 points surrendered per contest.
- In terms of passing, this season has been ugly for South Florida on both offense and defense, as it is averaging just 192.6 passing yards per game (25th-worst) and allowing 288.9 passing yards per game (eighth-worst).
- South Florida’s defense has been bottom-25 in run defense this season, surrendering 214.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 46th with 182.1 rushing yards per contest.
- South Florida ranks 78th in third-down conversion percentage (38.6%) on offense, but it has been less effective defensively, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with a 45.4% third-down percentage allowed.
- At -2, South Florida sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 12 forced turnovers (70th in the FBS) and 14 turnovers committed (84th in the FBS).
South Florida’s Best Players
- Gerry Bohanon has thrown for 1,070 yards (118.9 ypg) to lead South Florida, completing 56.9% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 386 yards (42.9 ypg) on 60 carries with three touchdowns.
- Brian Battie is his team’s leading rusher with 112 carries for 728 yards, or 80.9 per game. He’s found the end zone six times on the ground, as well.
- Xavier Weaver has registered 49 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 658 (73.1 yards per game). He’s been targeted 83 times and has five touchdowns.
- Jimmy Horn Jr. has 23 receptions (on 37 targets) for a total of 399 yards (44.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
- Omarion Dollison’s 15 targets have resulted in nine receptions for 138 yards.
- Jason Vaughn leads the team with 5.0 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 13 tackles.
- South Florida’s leading tackler, Dwayne Boyles, has 44 tackles, 5.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
- Aamaris Brown leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting 12 tackles and two passes defended.