Toledo vs. Tulsa - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-1) at Toledo Rockets (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Glass Bowl Stadium)

The Line: Toledo Rockets -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Glass Bowl and the Toledo Rockets host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in week three college football.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane battle the Toledo Rockets on the road in non conference action in week three. The Golden Hurricane cut loose offensively in week two in a 66-42 victory versus visiting Louisiana Lafayette as a two touchdown favorite. Both teams relied on their respective offenses with Tulsa holding a 667-598 advantage in total yards with a bruising running game piling up 426 yards. The Golden Hurricane were potent in the air as well with quarterback Chad President connecting on 14-20 for 243 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers  while scoring twice on the ground. Justin Hobbs led the Tulsa receivers with five catches for 103 yards including a 69 yard scoring strike. D’Angelo Brewer paced the Golden Hurricane running game with 262 yards on 38 touches with three touchdowns including a 50 yarder. Overall the Tulsa rushing attack produced eight touchdowns. 

The Toledo Rockets host the big offense of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane Saturday while shooting for their third straight win to open the season. The Rockets were strong on both sides of the football in upping their record to 2-0 with a 37-24 victory at the Nevada Wolf Pack. Toledo owned a 426-386 edge in total yards and forced a pair of giveaways in rolling up 40+ minutes of possession. Terry Swanson paced Toledo on the ground with 101 yards on 27 carries with a pair of touchdowns while Shakif Seymour and Art Thompkins combined for 102 yard on 26 touches. Quarterback Logan Woodside kept the chains moving through the air by completing  19-27 for 232 yards and a pair of scores with no turnovers with Cody Thompson pacing the Rockets with eight receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown.

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Tulsa are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and Tulsa are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game while Tulsa  are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The under is 3-0-1 in Toledo last 4 games following a ATS win and Toledo  are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games while Toledo are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games. 

The Golden Hurricane have been struggling on defense so Toledo will move the football and win. Right now I struggle laying all the points and will look at this as the week progresses…

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Mark’s Pick Tulsa +8.5

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