Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-6) at SMU Mustangs (5-2)
College Football: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Gerald J. Ford Stadium)
The Line: SMU Mustangs -10 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and SMU Mustangs meet Friday in college football action at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on ESPN2.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look for their first road win of the season to remain bowl eligible. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost six of their last eight road games. Chad President is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 809 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. President and Luke Skipper have combined for four touchdown passes and four interceptions this season. Justin Hobbs and Keenen Johnson have combined for 1,037 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Josh Stewart has 13 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 262 yards per contest, and D'Angelo Brewer leads the way with 824 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 37.6 points and 546.3 yards per game. McKinley Whitfield leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 76 tackles, Jeremy Smith has six sacks and Craig Suits has two interceptions.
The SMU Mustangs hope to remain unbeaten at home to stay in the thick of the AAC West division race. The SMU Mustangs have won five of their last eight home games. Ben Hicks is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 1,967 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. Hicks has two or more touchdown passes in 13 of his last 15 games. Trey Quinn and Courtland Sutton have combined for 1,343 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while James Proche has 19 receptions. The SMU Mustangs ground game is averaging 183.1 yards per contest, and Xavier Jones leads the way with 547 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, SMU is allowing 30.6 points and 437 yards per game. Mikial Onu leads the SMU Mustangs with 51 tackles, Justin Lawler has 6.5 sacks and Jordan Wyatt has two interceptions.
The Golden Hurricane are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mustangs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Southern Methodist, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Tulsa simply isn't the same Tulsa we're used to seeing, as it's lost five of its last six games, including last week against UConn despite being favored on the road. SMU has played its best ball this season at home where its won all four of its games in blowout victories. Based on how the Golden Hurricane have played this season, it's tough making a strong case for them on the road. SMU has been really sharp at home and is coming off a feel good road overtime victory over Cincinnati. This should be a double-digit victory for the home team.