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A pair of outstanding wideouts will be featured when Rashee Rice and the SMU Mustangs (6-5) host Caden Prieskorn and the Memphis Tigers (6-5) on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
The Mustangs are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-4.5), against the Tigers. The over/under for this matchup is 69.5 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for SMU vs. Memphis
- Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: University Park, Texas
- Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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SMU Betting Insights
- Memphis is 5-6-0 against the spread this season.
- Memphis has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 4.5 points or more this year.
- In Memphis’ 11 games with a set total, eight have hit the over (72.7%).
SMU Stats & Insights
- SMU sports the 10th-best offense this season in terms of total yards (484.9 yards per game), but rank 17th-worst defensively (446.6 yards allowed per game).
- While SMU ranks 11th-worst in the FBS in scoring defense with 35.0 points allowed per game, the team has been better with the ball, ranking 10th-best in the FBS in scoring (38.8 points per game).
- SMU has the 90th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (238.8 allowed per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best with 326.2 passing yards per game.
- With 207.8 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 10th-worst in the FBS, SMU has had to ask their 63rd-ranked running game (158.7 rushing yards per contest) to keep them in games.
- Offensively, SMU ranks 26th in the FBS with a 45.5% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 37th in third-down percentage allowed (207.8).
- SMU has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -3, forcing 16 turnovers (56th in the FBS) while turning it over 19 times (101st in the FBS).
SMU’s Best Players
- Tanner Mordecai has 3,078 passing yards for SMU, completing 63.6% of his passes and throwing 29 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season.
- Tyler Lavine has 487 rushing yards on 94 carries with seven touchdowns.
- Velton Gardner has been handed the ball 70 times this year and racked up 368 yards (33.5 per game) with one touchdown.
- Rice has hauled in 83 receptions for 1,208 yards (109.8 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone nine times as a receiver.
- Jordan Kerley has caught 25 passes for 462 yards (42.0 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
- Dylan Goffney has racked up 17 catches for 353 yards, an average of 32.1 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
- Nelson Paul paces the team with 5.0 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 35 tackles.
- SMU’s leading tackler, Jimmy Phillips Jr., has 49 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one sack this year.
- Nick Roberts leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 40 tackles and three passes defended.
Memphis Betting Insights
- So far this season, Memphis has put together a 5-6-0 record against the spread.
- In games they have played as at least 4.5-point underdogs this season, the Tigers are 1-2 against the spread.
- Memphis has gone over in eight of their 11 games with a set total (72.7%).
Memphis Stats & Insights
- In terms of total yards, Memphis ranks 44th in the FBS (420.3 total yards per game) and 55th defensively (367.2 total yards allowed per game).
- Memphis’ defense ranks 71st in the FBS with 26.7 points given up per contest, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks 21st-best by posting 35.5 points per game.
- Memphis’ pass offense has been consistently moving the chains, accumulating 279.1 passing yards per contest (23rd-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 94th by allowing 244.6 passing yards per game.
- In terms of rushing, Memphis ranks 81st in the FBS on offense (141.2 rushing yards per game) and 30th on the other side of the ball (122.5 rushing yards allowed per game).
- From an offensive angle, Memphis is putting up a 44.2% third-down conversion percentage (34th-ranked). It ranks 76th in the FBS on defense (40.0% third-down rate allowed).
- Memphis owns a +5 turnover margin this season, which ranks 33rd in the FBS.
Memphis’ Best Players
- Seth Henigan leads Memphis with 3,000 yards on 239-of-373 passing with 18 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 296 rushing yards (26.9 ypg) on 126 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
- The team’s top rusher, Jevyon Ducker, has carried the ball 87 times for 380 yards (34.5 per game) with five touchdowns.
- Asa Martin has run for 356 yards across 66 carries, scoring six touchdowns. He’s chipped in with 28 catches for 228 yards and one touchdown.
- Prieskorn’s 548 receiving yards (49.8 yards per game) are a team high. He has 42 catches on 59 targets with six touchdowns.
- Eddie Lewis has caught 35 passes and compiled 524 receiving yards (47.6 per game) with five touchdowns.
- Javon Ivory’s 40 catches (on 63 targets) have netted him 488 yards (44.4 ypg) and two touchdowns.
- Cormontae Hamilton leads the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 5.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
- Memphis’ top-tackler, Xavier Cullens, has 72 tackles, 6.0 TFL, two sacks, and three interceptions this year.
- Quindell Johnson has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 58 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and five passes defended.