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    On Saturday at 4:00 PM ET, the Rice Owls (2-1) will visit the South Florida Bulls (1-2).

    The Owls are slight favorites (-2) in their game against the Bulls, with the over/under being 55.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Owls are -133 and the Bulls are +111.)

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    Game Info for Rice vs. South Florida

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: Tampa, Florida
    • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
    Rice vs South Florida Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Rice -2 -112 -108 55.5 -110 -110 -133 +111

    Rice Pick Insights

    • Rice is 2-0-0 against the spread this season.
    • Out of Rice’s two games with a set total, one has hit the over (50%).

    Rice Stats & Insights

    • Rice is compiling 377 yards per game on offense (79th in the FBS), and rank 72nd on defense, yielding 360 yards allowed per game.
    • On offense, Rice ranks 37th in the FBS with 37.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 93rd in points allowed (360 points allowed per contest).
    • Rice is compiling 268 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 41st in the FBS. The defense ranks 79th, giving up 221.3 passing yards per game.
    • Rice has been a bottom-25 run offense this year, ranking 23rd-worst with 109 rushing yards per contest. On the defensive side of the ball, the Owls are ranked 82nd in the FBS (138.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Rice ranks 44th in third-down efficiency (46.2%) on offense and 65th in third-down conversion rate allowed (37.8%) on defense this year.
    • Rice ranks 102nd in college football with a -2 turnover margin after forcing 3 turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and committing five (78th in the FBS).

    Rice’s Best Players

    • JT Daniels has 805 pass yards for Rice, completing 62.4% of his passes and collecting eight touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
    • Dean Connors has 137 rushing yards on 24 carries with one touchdown. He’s also added 10 catches for 96 yards (32 per game).
    • This season, Juma Otoviano has carried the ball 26 times for 53 yards (17.7 per game), while also racking up 48 yards through the air.
    • Luke McCaffrey’s leads his squad with 171 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 11 catches (out of 24 targets) and scored four touchdowns.
    • Braylen Walker has caught seven passes while averaging 50.3 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Kobie Campbell’s four receptions are good enough for 103 yards and one touchdown.
    • Coleman Coco has two sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Plae Wyatt, Rice’s top tackler, has 14 tackles this year.
    • Tre’Shon Devones leads the team with one interception, while also putting up seven tackles and one pass defended.

    South Florida Betting Insights

    • South Florida has covered the spread once in two games this season.
    • When they have played as at least 2-point underdogs this season, the Bulls are 1-1 against the spread.
    • South Florida has not hit the over on a point total in two games with a set over/under.

    South Florida Pick Insights

    • With 382 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, South Florida ranks 74th in the FBS in 2023. Defensively, it ranks 99th, giving up 389.3 total yards per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, South Florida is putting up 21.7 points per contest (105th-ranked). It ranks 89th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (27.3 points allowed per game).
    • South Florida has plenty of room to get better in the passing game, as it ranks 15th-worst in passing yards per game (162.3) this season and 23rd-worst in passing yards surrendered per game (272.3).
    • South Florida’s run offense has been thriving, accumulating 219.7 rushing yards per game (14th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 54th by allowing 117 rushing yards per game.
    • South Florida is posting a 36.8% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (93rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 35.7% third-down rate (53rd-ranked) on defense.
    • With six forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (78th in the FBS) this season, South Florida ranks 47th in the FBS with a turnover margin of +1.

    South Florida’s Best Players

    • Byrum Brown has been a dual threat for South Florida this season. He has 450 passing yards (150 per game) while completing 51% of his passes. He’s thrown four touchdown passes and three interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 275 yards (91.7 ypg) on 65 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Nay’Quan Wright has piled up 41 carries and totaled 210 yards.
    • Sean Atkins has racked up 142 receiving yards on 16 catches to pace his squad so far this season.
    • Khafre Brown has six receptions (on 12 targets) for a total of 109 yards (36.3 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Naiem Simmons’ 16 targets have resulted in seven grabs for 85 yards and one touchdown.
    • Daquan Evans has three sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 13 tackles.
    • South Florida’s tackle leader, Jhalyn Shuler, has 15 tackles this year.
    • Logan Berryhill has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 11 tackles and two passes defended to his name.

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