SMU Mustangs (5-6) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-9)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Chapman Stadium)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +2 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The SMU Mustangs and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Saturday in college football action at Chapman Stadium.
The SMU Mustangs have a chance to become bowl eligible for the sixth time in the last 10 years with a victory here. The SMU Mustangs have lost three of their last five road games. William Brown is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 625 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception. Ben Hicks and William Brown have combined for 25 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. James Proche and Reggie Roberson Jr. have combined for 1,780 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Braeden West has 33 receptions. The SMU Mustangs ground game is averaging 120.4 yards per contest, and West leads the way with 556 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, SMU is allowing 36 points and 431.2 yards per game. Richard Moore leads the SMU Mustangs with 79 tackles, Delontae Scott has four sacks and Patrick Nelson has two interceptions.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look to end their season on a high note after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost three of their last four home games. Seth Boomer is completing 47.4 percent of his passes for 1,127 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Luke Skipper and Boomer have combined for 12 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season. Keylon Stokes and Justin Hobbs have combined for 855 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Keenen Johnson has 29 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 206.1 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with 878 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 30.1 points and 410.2 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 103 tackles, Trevis Gipson has two sacks and Keanu Hill has two interceptions.
The Mustangs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mustangs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Tulsa, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings and the underdog is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 meetings.
The SMU Mustangs had their chances to beat the Memphis Tigers last week but came up just short due to poor quarterback play. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have been getting blasted the last couple of weeks, but they've played their best ball at home, which includes two victories and three losses by nine or less points. The SMU Mustangs have failed to cover their last six games as a favorite of any kind. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have failed to cover their last four games as an underdog of any kind. Some would say SMU has more to play for with a bowl bid on the line, but Tulsa will also be playing for 14 seniors in hopes of sending them off with a victory. I watched Ben Hicks throw the ball last week, and the guy is easily one of the worst passers in college football. I'm not backing that offense on the road. I'll take my points with Tulsa.