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    The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-4) play on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET at Gerald J. Ford Stadium versus the SMU Mustangs (5-2).

    The Mustangs are very heavy favorites (currently -21) in their matchup versus the Golden Hurricane, with the over/under being 56 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Mustangs are -1591 and the Golden Hurricane are +898.)

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    Game Info for SMU vs. Tulsa

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 28, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPNU
    • Location: University Park, Texas
    • Stadium: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
    SMU vs Tulsa Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    SMU -21 -110 -110 56 -109 -111 -1591 +898

    SMU Pick Insights

    • SMU has posted a 3-3-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 21-point favorites this season, SMU is 2-1 against the spread.
    • One of SMU’s six games with a set total has hit the over (16.7%).

    SMU Stats & Insights

    • SMU has the 34th-ranked offense this season (438 yards per game), and has been even more effective defensively, ranking 13th-best with only 285.6 yards allowed per game.
    • SMU has been a handful for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (15th-best with 36.4 points per game) and scoring defense (ninth-best with 14.6 points allowed per game) this year.
    • SMU owns the 34th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (273.4 passing yards per game), and has been better defensively, ranking 11th-best with just 172.6 passing yards allowed per game.
    • From an offensive standpoint, SMU ranks 57th in the FBS with 164.6 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 29th in rushing yards allowed per contest (113).
    • SMU owns the 42nd-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (42.6% percentage), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 10th-best with a 29.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With five forced turnovers (125th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (25th in the FBS), SMU’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 85th in college football.

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Preston Stone has thrown for 1,767 yards (252.4 ypg) to lead SMU, completing 58.1% of his passes and tossing 16 touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season. He’s also figured in the ground game with 118 rushing yards on 40 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jaylan Knighton, has carried the ball 77 times for 422 yards (60.3 per game), scoring three times.
    • LJ Johnson Jr. has been handed the ball 35 times this year and racked up 209 yards (29.9 per game) with one touchdown.
    • Jake Bailey’s team-leading 294 yards as a receiver have come on 26 catches (out of 33 targets).
    • Jordan Kerley has caught 14 passes while averaging 38.6 yards per game and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jordan Hudson’s 17 catches are good enough for 260 yards and four touchdowns.
    • Nelson Paul has racked up three sacks to lead the team, while also recording four TFL and 14 tackles.
    • Isaiah Nwokobia is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s collected 32 tackles, two TFL, and one sack.
    • Cale Sanders leads the team with one interception, while also putting up 11 tackles and one pass defended.

    Tulsa Betting Insights

    • Tulsa has a 3-3-1 record against the spread this year.
    • When they have played as at least 21-point underdogs this season, the Golden Hurricane are 1-1 against the spread.
    • Two of Tulsa’s seven games with a set total have hit the over (28.6%).

    Tulsa Pick Insights

    • Tulsa’s defense has been bottom-25 in total defense this season, surrendering 415.4 total yards per game, which ranks 24th-worst. On offense, it ranks 78th with 373 total yards per contest.
    • Tulsa has been struggling on defense, ranking 24th-worst with 31.1 points allowed per game. It has been better on offense, compiling 23.7 points per contest (95th-ranked).
    • Tulsa has lots of room to improve in the passing game, as it ranks 21st-worst in passing yards per game (184.3) this season and ninth-worst in passing yards allowed per game (280.4).
    • Tulsa is accumulating 188.7 rushing yards per game on offense this season (30th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 135 rushing yards per contest (57th-ranked) on defense.
    • Tulsa is posting a 44.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (29th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing a 43.6% third-down rate (105th-ranked) on defense.
    • Tulsa has a bottom-25 turnover margin this season, 12th-worst at -6.

    Tulsa’s Best Players

    • Cardell Williams has thrown for 1,056 yards on 59.5% passing while tossing nine touchdown passes with seven interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 123 yards with three scores.
    • The team’s top rusher, Anthony Watkins, has carried the ball 104 times for 396 yards (56.6 per game) with two touchdowns.
    • Jordan Ford has run for 246 yards across 62 carries, scoring one touchdown.
    • Devan Williams has collected 22 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 315 (45 yards per game). He’s been targeted 38 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Marquis Shoulders has put up a 283-yard season so far with five touchdowns. He’s caught 16 passes on 26 targets.
    • Kamdyn Benjamin has racked up 270 reciving yards (38.6 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Ben Kopenski has 4.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has four TFL and 24 tackles.
    • Kendarin Ray is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s amassed 70 tackles, three TFL, and one interception.
    • Jaise Oliver leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 30 tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

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