Connecticut Huskies vs. Memphis Tigers Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/7/13
Memphis Tigers (3-8) at Connecticut Huskies (2-9)
College Football: Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Rentschler Field)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies 0 -- Over/Under: 43 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers travel to Rentschler Field to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday.
Memphis dropped to 3-8 overall, 1-6 AAC, after losing at home to Temple 41-21 last weekend. Memphis only gained 228 total yards with only 60 yards on the ground against Temple. QB Lynch completed 19 of 29 passes for 162 yards and 1 touchdown. WR Craft caught 7 balls for 62 yards and a touchdown, while WR Malone caught 5 balls for 57 yards in the loss. RB Hayes carried the ball 16 times for 38 yards for the Tigers. The Tigers turned the ball over once and only converted 2 of 12 3rd down conversions. Memphis allowed Temple to gain 534 total yards and they possessed the ball for the majority of the game. The Tigers rank a terrible 109th in points scored this season, averaging just 20.4 points per game. On defense, Memphis has been good, giving up only 22.7 points per game on average this year. This will be Memphis’s fifth road game of the season; the Tigers are 1-3 on the road this season.
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The UConn Huskies improved to 2-9 overall, 2-5 AAC, after beating Rutgers 28-17 last weekend. The Huskies gained 372 yards on offense, but only 61 yards on the ground. QB Cochran completed 25 of 33 passes for 311 yards and 2 touchdowns. WR Foxx caught 9 balls for 117 yards, while WR Davis grabbed 5 balls for 98 yards in the win for the Huskies. UConn’s RB DeLoerenzo rushed 15 times for 52 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Huskies defense played well, allowing only 364 yards and forcing three turnovers against Rutgers. UConn did a great job getting off the field on 3rd down and limited Rutgers to only 68 yards rushing on Saturday. The Huskies dropped their first 9 games of the season, but have shown some toughness with two wins late in the season. UConn ranks 116th in points scored with 18.4 a game and 96th in points allowed, giving up over 32 points per game this season. This will be the Huskies seventh home game of the year and they have only won once at home this season.
This should be a close game from start to finish as these are two evenly matched mediocre teams playing their final game of the season. Memphis has the stronger defense and they have performed well against some of the better teams in the conference. UConn was a mess for most of the year, but has found some success over the past two weeks. I think this will be a low scoring game and a turnover late may decide the outcome. I’ll take the home team to win their third straight game and finish their season on a positive note.