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    At Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium on Saturday, Blake Watson and the Memphis Tigers (3-1) face Ashton Jeanty and the Boise State Broncos (2-2) in a matchup between two star rushers, starting at 4:00 PM ET.

    The Tigers are the favorites (-3.5) in their game versus the Broncos, with the over/under at 59.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tigers are -166 and the Broncos are +141.)

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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 -3.5 -110 -110 59.5 -110 -110 -166 +141

    Memphis Pick Insights

    • Memphis has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, Memphis is 1-1 against the spread.
    • Memphis has hit the over in two of three games with a set total (66.7%).

    Memphis Stats & Insights

    • Memphis ranks 39th in total offense (436.8 yards per game) and 42nd in total defense (323.8 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Memphis ranks 30th in scoring offense (37 points per game) and 37th in scoring defense (18.8 points allowed per game) this year.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Memphis has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 18th-best by surrendering just 169.8 passing yards per game. The Tigers rank 32nd on offense (279 passing yards per game).
    • Memphis ranks 66th in run offense (157.8 rushing yards per game) and 95th in run defense (154 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Memphis owns 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 conversion rate).
    • 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 1,107 yards passing for Memphis, completing 69.4% of his passes and throwing eight touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 68 rushing yards (17 ypg) on 31 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Watson, has carried the ball 58 times for 342 yards (85.5 per game) and four touchdowns. He’s proven to be a dual threat, racking up 213 receiving yards on 24 catches with one touchdown through the air.
    • Sutton Smith has been handed the ball 29 times this year and racked up 142 yards (35.5 per game) with 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 racked up 15 grabs for 166 yards, an average of 41.5 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Derick Hunter has racked up 1.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording one TFL and six tackles.
    • Chandler Martin is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 26 tackles and three TFL.
    • DJ Bell has a team-leading one interception to go along with eight tackles and one pass defended.

    Boise State Betting Insights

    • Boise State has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • Boise State is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 3.5-point underdogs.
    • Two of Boise State’s three games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Boise State Pick Insights

    • Boise State’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in total defense this season, allowing 430 total yards per game, which ranks 16th-worst. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 66th with 395.8 total yards per contest.
    • With 27.8 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Boise State ranks 77th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 105th, surrendering 30.8 points per game.
    • Boise State has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 12th-worst with 294.3 passing yards surrendered per game. It has been better offensively, compiling 224.8 passing yards per contest (86th-ranked).
    • In terms of rushing, Boise State ranks 45th in the FBS on offense (171 rushing yards per game) and 74th on defense (135.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Boise State ranks 36th in the FBS with a 46.6% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 85th with a 41.3% third-down percentage allowed on the defensive side of the ball.
    • With six forced turnovers (54th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (69th in the FBS) this season, Boise State ranks 67th in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.

    Boise State’s Best Players

    • Taylen Green has thrown for 738 yards on 58-of-109 passing with four touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 128 yards and two rushing touchdowns.
    • Jeanty’s team-high 407 rushing yards have come on 73 carries, with six touchdowns. He also leads the team with 285 receiving yards (71.3 per game) on 18 catches with two touchdowns.
    • Eric McAlister’s 328 receiving yards (82 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 20 catches on 35 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Stefan Cobbs’ 14 catches (on 29 targets) have netted him 145 yards (36.3 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Marco Notarainni, the team’s sack and tackle leader, has racked up two sacks, two TFL and 26 tackles.
    • Jaylen Clark has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has 10 tackles, two TFL, and one pass defended to his name.
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