USF Bulls at Temple Owls - 10/21/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USF Bulls (6-1) at Temple Owls (4-3)
College Football: Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Temple Owls +6.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 See the Latest Odds
The city of Philadelphia will be treated to College football action when the South Florida Bulls face the Temple Owls.
At 6-1, the South Florida Bulls are trying to make a name for themselves in the world of college football. The Bulls are riding a three game winning streak after knocking off visiting Connecticut 42-27 as a 20 point favorite. USF held the Huskies to 378 yards while rolling up 529 yards although four turnovers wasn’t ideal. Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers went 23-37 for 213 yards and a pair of touchdowns and two interceptions while running 16 times for 157 yards and three TD’s. Marlon Mack gave South Florida another productive threat on the ground with 107 yards with a trip to the endzone and another score while Mack led the receiving crew with 75 yards on six catches.
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The Temple Owls want to build a college football power eventually but for now they will have to settle for wins in three of four after scoring a touchdown with one second remaining gave them a 26-25 victory at Central Florida as a 3.5 point underdog. The Owls led 354-296 in yards and held the ball for over 37 minutes although a pair of turnovers hurt. Temple quarterback PJ Walker completed 12-24 for 167 yards and two touchdowns with a pick with Ventell Bryant the top receiver with five receptions for 94 yards. The Owls were effective on the ground behind 120 yards and a touchdown from Jahad Thomas with Ryquell Armstead added 78 yards on 14 totes.
South Florida are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and the over is 5-0 in South Florida last 5 vs. a team with a winning record while South Florida are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. Temple are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and Temple are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on grass while the under is 4-0 in Owls last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
I don’t think Temple can be counted out but South Florida has tons of playmakers everywhere and I believe they will do plenty of scoring…