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    At 7:00 PM ET on Friday, the SMU Mustangs (4-2) play at the Temple Owls (2-5).

    The Owls are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +18) versus the Mustangs (with an over/under of 57.5 points).

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    Game Info for SMU vs. Temple

    • Game Day: Friday, October 20, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field
    SMU vs Temple Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    SMU -18 -110 -110 57.5 -110 -110 -974 +613

    SMU Pick Insights

    • SMU is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • SMU is 1-1 against the spread when favored by 18 points or more this season.
    • SMU has not hit the over on a point total in five games with a set over/under.

    SMU Stats & Insights

    • SMU ranks 49th in total offense this season (417.2 yards per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with 417.2 yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, SMU has been a top-25 unit, ranking 17th-best by allowing just 17 points per game. The offense ranks 38th (33.3 points per game).
    • Defensively, SMU has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking 20th-best by allowing just 183.5 passing yards per game. The Mustangs rank 44th on offense (259.3 passing yards per game).
    • SMU is totaling 157.8 rushing yards per game on offense this season (61st in the FBS), and is allowing 127.8 rushing yards per game (50th) on the defensive side of the ball.
    • SMU is averaging a 38.4% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 82nd in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 28th, giving up a 33% third-down percentage.
    • SMU has the 87th-ranked turnover margin in college football at -2, forcing four turnovers (125th in the FBS) while turning it over six times (22nd in the FBS).

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Preston Stone has thrown for 1,467 yards (244.5 ypg) to lead SMU, completing 57.1% of his passes and tossing 14 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 93 rushing yards on 35 carries with one rushing touchdown.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jaylan Knighton, has carried the ball 62 times for 358 yards (59.7 per game), scoring two times.
    • LJ Johnson Jr. has been handed the ball 31 times this year and racked up 161 yards (26.8 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jordan Kerley’s team-leading 223 yards as a receiver have come on 12 catches (out of 20 targets) with two touchdowns.
    • Jake Bailey has caught 20 passes while averaging 36.7 yards per game.
    • RJ Maryland has compiled 18 catches for 206 yards, an average of 34.3 yards per game. He’s scored three times as a receiver this season.
    • Nelson Paul has three sacks to pace the team, and also has four TFL and 14 tackles.
    • SMU’s top-tackler, Isaiah Nwokobia, has 30 tackles, two TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Jonathan McGill has a team-high one interception to go along with 23 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended.

    Temple Betting Insights

    • Temple has not covered the spread in a game yet this year (0-6-0).
    • Temple has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 18 points or more this season (0-1).
    • Temple has gone over in three of their six games with a set total (50%).

    Temple Pick Insights

    • Temple has been struggling defensively, ranking 14th-worst with 438.4 total yards surrendered per game. It has been more effective on offense, posting 380.6 total yards per contest (78th-ranked).
    • Temple has plenty of room to get better, as it ranks 23rd-worst in points per game (21.9) this season and 10th-worst in points allowed per game (35.6).
    • Temple ranks 38th in the FBS with 268.3 passing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 79th with 231.7 passing yards surrendered per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
    • Temple has plenty of room to get better in the running game, as it ranks 20th-worst in rushing yards per game (112.3) and fifth-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (206.7).
    • Temple ranks 44th in third-down conversion rate (43.2%) on offense, but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-worst in the FBS with a 46.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Temple has struggled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -11 is second-worst in the FBS.

    Temple’s Best Players

    • E.J. Warner has recored 1,741 passing yards, or 248.7 per game, so far this season. He has completed 56.2% of his passes and has tossed 12 touchdowns with five interceptions.
    • Joquez Smith is his team’s leading rusher with 59 carries for 280 yards, or 40 per game. He’s found paydirt one time on the ground, as well.
    • Darvon Hubbard has been given 48 carries and totaled 222 yards with two touchdowns while also gaining 193 yards through the air .
    • Amad Anderson Jr.’s 394 receiving yards (56.3 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 27 receptions on 45 targets with one touchdown.
    • David Martin-Robinson has 25 receptions (on 36 targets) for a total of 305 yards (43.6 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Dante Wright has racked up 263 reciving yards (37.6 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Diwun Black has racked up 3.5 sacks to lead the team, while also recording four TFL and 15 tackles.
    • Temple’s tackle leader, Jordan Magee, has 48 tackles, five TFL, and 2.5 sacks this year.
    • Tywan Francis leads the team with one interception, while also recording 47 tackles, two TFL, and two passes defended.

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