Temple at SMU - 11/6/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (7-1) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (1-7)
College Football: Friday, November 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Gerald J. Ford Stadium)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs +13 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls and SMU Mustangs square off Friday night at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Temple Owls look to build on their great season by winning their sixth straight road game. P.J. Walker is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 1,502 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Walker has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Robby Anderson and Ventell Bryant have combined for 728 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Kip Patton has 10 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 143.6 yards per contest, and Jahad Thomas leads the way with 904 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 15.8 points and 327.6 yards per game. Tyler Matakevich leads the Owls with 78 tackles, Sean Chandler has two interceptions and Nate D. Smith has 6.5 sacks.
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The SMU Mustangs would love an upset after winning just two games since the 2014 season. Matt Davis is completing 56.4 percent of his passes for 1,779 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Davis has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Courtland Sutton and Ryheem Malone have combined for 945 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Jeremiah Gaines has 13 receptions. The SMU Mustangs ground game is averaging 161.1 yards per contest, and Davis leads the way with 450 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, SMU is allowing 43.6 points and 524.4 yards per game. Darrion Richardson leads the Mustangs with 45 tackles, Jordan Wyatt has two interceptions and Justin Lawler has 4.5 sacks.
The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The Mustangs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Temple's defense is going to control the pace of this game. I see this game being controlled on the ground and the clock constantly running. I'm taking the under.