Arkansas State Red Wolves (1-1) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Chapman Stadium)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +1 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Arkansas State Red Wolves and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Saturday in college football action at Chapman Stadium.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves look for their first road win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Arkansas State Red Wolves have split their last six road games. Justice Hansen is completing 56.9 percent of his passes for 563 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Hansen has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 12 games. Omar Bayless and Kirk Merritt have combined for 187 receiving yards and one touchdown while Javonis Isaac has three receptions. The Arkansas State Red Wolves ground game is averaging 176 yards per contest, and Armond Weh-Weh leads the way with 95 yards on 16 carries. Defensively, Arkansas State is allowing 39 points and 442 yards per game. Darreon Jackson leads the Arkansas State Red Wolves with 15 tackles, Dajon Emory has two sacks and Ronheen Bingham has two pass deflections.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane also look to get a game above a .500 record by remaining unbeaten at home. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost four of their last six home games. Luke Skipper is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 349 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Skipper has six touchdown passes on 175 career pass attempts. Keenen Johnson and Justin Hobbs have combined for 189 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Keylon Stokes has four receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 231.5 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with 195 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 27.5 points and 362.5 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 14 tackles, Diamon Cannon has one sack and Akayleb Evans has two pass deflections.
The Red Wolves are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in September, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. S-Belt, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The under is 6-2 in Golden Hurricane last 8 games overall and the over is 4-1 in Red Wolves last 5 games overall.
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are capable of playing better football and playing Alabama makes most teams season numbers look ugly. When playing against teams on its level, Arkansas State has great success and Hansen is due for a breakout performance after a sluggish start to the season. The problem is that the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are showing signs of being the team we're used to seeing, as they handled Central Arkansas rather easily and had their chances to beat the Texas Longhorns on the road last week. People forget that a lot of the struggles for Tulsa last season had to do with a ton of injuries on both sides of the ball. Tulsa is healthy and out to get back on track. I'll back the Golden Hurricane here at home in this near toss-up.