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    Blake Watson and the Memphis Tigers (3-1) will host Ashton Jeanty and the Boise State Broncos (2-2) on Saturday at 4:00 PM ET, in a matchup between a pair of star rushers.

    The Tigers are small favorites (-2.5) in their game against the Broncos, with the over/under being 60 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tigers are -134 and the Broncos are +113.)

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    Game Info for Memphis vs. Boise State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Memphis, Florida
    • Stadium: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
    Memphis vs Boise State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Memphis -2.5 -111 -109 60 -109 -111 -134 +113

    Memphis Pick Insights

    • Memphis is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Memphis has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Memphis has gone over in two of three games with a set total (66.7%).

    Memphis Stats & Insights

    • Memphis is averaging 436.8 yards per game offensively this season (39th in the FBS), and are allowing 323.8 yards per game (42nd) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Memphis ranks 30th in scoring offense (37 points per game) and 37th in scoring defense (18.8 points allowed per game) this year.
    • Memphis has the 32nd-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (279 passing yards per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 18th-best with just 169.8 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Memphis is putting up 157.8 rushing yards per game on offense (66th in the FBS), and ranks 95th on defense with 154 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Memphis has the third-best third-down defense this season (23.1% third-down conversion rate allowed), but ranks 24th-worst on offense (34.5% third-down percentage).
    • Memphis has the 50th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +1, forcing eight turnovers (18th in the FBS) while turning it over seven times (88th in the FBS).

    Memphis’ Best Players

    • Seth Henigan has thrown for 1,107 yards (276.8 ypg) to lead Memphis, completing 69.4% of his passes and recording eight touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 68 rushing yards on 31 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Watson has carried the ball 58 times for a team-high 342 yards (85.5 per game) with four scores. He has also caught 24 passes for 213 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Sutton Smith has carried the ball 29 times for 142 yards (35.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Roc Taylor has hauled in 22 catches for 297 yards (74.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone one time as a receiver.
    • DeMeer Blankumsee has been the target of 24 passes and hauled in 15 grabs for 166 yards, an average of 41.5 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone one time through the air this season.
    • Andres Fox has racked up 1.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording one TFL and six tackles.
    • Chandler Martin, Memphis’ tackle leader, has 26 tackles and three TFL this year.
    • DJ Bell has a team-leading one interception to go along with eight tackles and one pass defended.

    Boise State Betting Insights

    • Boise State is 1-2-0 against the spread this year.
    • Boise State is 1-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • Two of Boise State’s three games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Boise State Pick Insights

    • Boise State has not been getting things done on defense, ranking 16th-worst with 430 total yards allowed per game. It has been more productive on the other side of the ball, posting 395.8 total yards per contest (66th-ranked).
    • With 27.8 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Boise State ranks 77th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 105th, giving up 30.8 points per contest.
    • Boise State has been struggling against the pass, ranking 12th-worst with 294.3 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective on offense, generating 224.8 passing yards per contest (86th-ranked).
    • Boise State is posting 171 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (45th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 135.8 rushing yards per game (74th-ranked) on defense.
    • Boise State is generating a 46.6% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (36th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 41.3% third-down rate (85th-ranked) on defense.
    • Boise State has recorded six forced turnovers (54th in the FBS) and committed six turnovers (69th in the FBS) this season for a 0 turnover margin that ranks 67th in the FBS.

    Boise State’s Best Players

    • Taylen Green has been a dual threat for Boise State this season. He has 738 passing yards (184.5 per game) while completing 53.2% of his passes. He’s tossed four touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 128 yards (32 ypg) on 27 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jeanty, has carried the ball 73 times for 407 yards (101.8 per game), with six touchdowns this year. He’s proven to be a dual threat, racking up 285 receiving yards (71.3 per game) on 18 catches with two receiving touchdowns.
    • Eric McAlister has hauled in 328 receiving yards on 20 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring three touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Stefan Cobbs has racked up 145 reciving yards (36.3 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Marco Notarainni, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has racked up two sacks, two TFL and 26 tackles.
    • Jaylen Clark has a team-high one interception to go along with 10 tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended.
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