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Tulsa vs. USF - 10/12/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
USF Bulls (5-0) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-4)
Date & Time Friday October 12, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +7.5 -- Over/Under: 62.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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CFB | USF Bulls (5-0) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-4)
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The South Florida Bulls and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Friday in college football action at Chapman Stadium.

The South Florida Bulls look for another victory to start 6-0 for the second straight season. The South Florida Bulls have won seven of their last eight road games. Blake Barnett is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,313 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Barnett has 10 pass completions of 25 or more yards this season. Randall St. Felix and Tyre McCants have combined for 651 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Darnell Salomon has 13 receptions. The South Florida Bulls ground game is averaging 212.4 yards per contest, and Jordan Cronkrite leads the way with 606 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, South Florida is allowing 25.2 points and 422.8 yards per game. Khalid McGee leads the South Florida Bulls with 45 tackles, Joe Black has four sacks and Mike Hampton has two interceptions.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are getting desperate for a feel good victory, as they need to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost five of their last seven home games. Luke Skipper is completing 58.6 percent of his passes for 716 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. Skipper and Seth Boomer have combined for five touchdown passes and seven interceptions this season. Keenen Johnson and Justin Hobbs have combined for 527 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Keylon Stokes has 18 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 206.8 yards per contest, and Corey Taylor II leads the way with 411 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 31.2 points and 380.8 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 42 tackles, Diamon Cannon has one sack and Zaven Collins has one interception.

The Bulls are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Golden Hurricane are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in October, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The under is 4-0 in Golden Hurricane last 4 games overall and the under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 conference games.

The South Florida Bulls are playing good enough football to crack the top-25, but they've struggled to put the better teams on their schedule away and are just 2-3 ATS on the season. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have fallen off quickly since their opening week win over Central Arkansas, but we must remember that three of their last four wins have come on the road and are probably steps up in comp. The South Florida Bulls have failed to cover seven of their last eight games when favored by at least seven points. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have covered six of their last eight games when an underdog of at least seven points. Tulsa has been kind to us over the years in the underdog role, and USF has had issues really putting teams away. I'll take a shot with the touchdown and the hook. 

Pick:
Tulsa Golden Hurricane +7.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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