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Temple vs USF 11/5/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

USF Bulls (1-7) vs. Temple Owls (2-6)
November 5, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Temple Owls +3.5 / USF Bulls -3.5; Over/Under: +51.5
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The Temple Owls and USF Bulls clash Saturday in a week 10 AAC college football game from Lincoln Financial Field.

The USF Bulls will be out to snap a six-game losing skid, falling to 1-7 with a 42-27 loss to Houston in their last game. Gerry Bohanon’s thrown for 1,070 yards, 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 56.9% passing along with 386 rushing yards and 3 TDs while Katravis Marsh has 473 passing yards with 3 touchdowns on 58.3% passing. Brian Battle leads USF on the ground with 599 rushing yards in addition to 6 scores. Jaren Mangham and Michel Dukes have combined for 7 rushing TDs as well this season. Xavier Weaver leads USF’s receiving group with 43 grabs for 539 yards and 3 TDs while Jimmy Horn Jr. has 381 receiving yards and 3 TDs as well this season. On defense, Dwayne Boyles has a team-high 71 total tackles while Jason Vaughn has a team-high 5 sacks as part of USF’s defense, which as a whole has combined for 13 sacks and 6 interceptions so far this season.

The Temple Owls will try to snap a four-game losing streak after their 27-20 OT loss to Navy to fall to 2-6 on the year. E.J. Warner has thrown for 1,504 yards, 8 touchdowns and 9 interceptions on 53.4% passing while Darvon Hubbard and Edward Saydee have combined for 416 rushing yards this season. Jose Barbon has a team-high 496 receiving yards with 38 receptions while Adonicas Sanders also has 29 grabs for 352 receiving yards as well this season. Amad Anderson Jr. also has 24 catches for 300 receiving yards on the year. On defense, Yvandy Rigby has a team-high 59 total tackles while Layton Jordan and Darian Varner each have a team-high 6.5 sacks and Temple’s defense as a whole has 29 sacks this season.

USF is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 road games. Temple is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games following a loss.

I never thought I’d be in a position where USF is favored on the road, but the reality for me is that I think the Bulls are a bit better than their record would indicate and they’ve been a lot more consistent with their offense than Temple has been and as much as I like the Owls in some spots, the reality is that you can’t just rely on your defense which in spots has also been torn up. I just trust USF in this spot as crazy as it may sound, so I’ll lay the points with the Bulls in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: USF -3.5

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