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    The Rice Owls (3-3) play on Thursday at 7:00 PM ET at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-3).

    The Golden Hurricane are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), versus the Owls. The over/under for this matchup is 57.5 points.

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    Game Info for Tulsa vs. Rice

    • Game Day: Thursday, October 19, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • Stadium: Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
    Tulsa vs Rice Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Tulsa -3 -111 -109 57.5 -110 -110 -158 +132

    Tulsa Pick Insights

    • Tulsa has posted a 3-2-1 record against the spread this season.
    • Tulsa is 1-1 against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Tulsa has gone over in two of six games with a set total (33.3%).

    Tulsa Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, Tulsa ranks 75th in the FBS with 386.2 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 104th in total defense (399.3 yards allowed per contest).
    • Tulsa ranks 87th in scoring offense (26 points per game) and 95th in scoring defense (29.3 points allowed per game) this season.
    • It’s been a rough stretch for Tulsa in terms of throwing the football and defending the pass, ranking 24th-worst in passing offense (192 passing yards per game) and 15th-worst in passing defense (270.2 passing yards per game allowed) in 2023.
    • Tulsa ranks 53rd in run defense this year (129.2 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 194.2 rushing yards per game.
    • Tulsa ranks 26th in third-down efficiency (46.7%) on offense and 97th in third-down percentage allowed (42%) on defense this season.
    • With 11 forced turnovers (31st in the FBS) against 14 turnovers committed (126th in the FBS), Tulsa’s -3-3 turnover margin ranks 98th in college football.

    Tulsa’s Best Players

    • Cardell Williams has 955 passing yards for Tulsa, completing 60.8% of his passes and throwing eight touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 110 rushing yards (18.3 ypg) on 37 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Anthony Watkins has 367 rushing yards on 93 carries with two touchdowns.
    • This season, Jordan Ford has carried the ball 58 times for 240 yards (40 per game) and one touchdown.
    • Marquis Shoulders’ 283 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 26 times and has totaled 16 catches and five touchdowns.
    • Devan Williams has caught 19 passes for 274 yards (45.7 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Kamdyn Benjamin has a total of 222 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 13 passes.
    • Ben Kopenski has racked up 4.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording four TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Tulsa’s top-tackler, Kendarin Ray, has 55 tackles, two TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Jaise Oliver leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 25 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

    Rice Betting Insights

    • Rice has a 3-2-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Rice is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in three of Rice’s five games with a set total.

    Rice Pick Insights

    • Rice is posting 395.7 total yards per contest on offense this season (65th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 397.8 total yards per contest (100th-ranked).
    • Rice ranks 40th in the FBS with 32.7 points per game on offense, and it ranks 101st with 30.3 points allowed per game on defense.
    • While Rice’s pass defense has been sputtering, ranking 25th-worst by surrendering 260 passing yards per game, its offense ranks 12th-best with 316.2 passing yards per contest.
    • Rice’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 79.5 rushing yards per game. It has been better defensively, surrendering 137.8 rushing yards per contest (68th-ranked).
    • With a 42.3% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Rice ranks 48th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 57th, surrendering a 37.3% third-down rate.
    • Rice sports a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, 14th-worst at -5.

    Rice’s Best Players

    • JT Daniels has recored 1,831 passing yards, or 305.2 per game, so far this season. He has completed 63.6% of his passes and has recorded 15 touchdowns with five interceptions.
    • Dean Connors has been handed the ball 41 times for a team-high 180 yards (30 per game) with one touchdown. He also leads the team through the air, as his 24 receptions this season are good for 306 yards, and he’s scored two touchdowns in the passing game.
    • Juma Otoviano has racked up 127 yards on 38 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Luke McCaffrey’s 514 receiving yards (85.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has 30 catches on 55 targets with six touchdowns.
    • Rawson MacNeill’s 18 grabs (on 30 targets) have netted him 236 yards (39.3 ypg) and two touchdowns.
    • De’Braylon Carroll has racked up two sacks to pace the team, while also recording one TFL and 17 tackles.
    • Plae Wyatt is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 39 tackles, three TFL, and one sack.
    • Chris Conti has a team-high one interception to go along with 35 tackles, two TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one pass defended.
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