Free College Football Picks Today: Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Temple Owls vs Cincinnati Bearcats 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Temple University Owls (3-7, 1-5 AAC) host the No. 22 University of Cincinnati Bearcats (8-2, 5-1 AAC) at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. The Bearcats are 17-point favorites, and the total is 51.Cincinnati is coming off a close 27-25 win over East Carolina at Nippert Stadium last Friday.

Ben Bryant was 14 of 30 for 244 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Charles McClelland ran 10 times for 39 yards. Tyler Scott caught seven passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Temple lost 43-36 to No. 25 Houston at TDECU Stadium last Saturday. E.J. Warner threw for 486 yards and three touchdowns. Darvon Hubbard carried four times for 26 yards. Jose Barbon hauled in eight receptions for 128 yards.


The Bearcats won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 52-3 victory in October. Desmond Ridder threw three touchdowns for Cincinnati, as Jerome Ford added two TDs.


The Bearcats are averaging 32.6 points per game for the season, sixth in the AAC, and they are facing an Owls defense that has surrendered 27.9 PPG (6th). Meanwhile, Temple has scored 21.4 points a game this season, worst in the conference, and Cincinnati is allowing 21.4 PPG (3rd).

The Bearcats rank 29th in the nation in passing yards per game (271.3) and 96th in rushing (127.4). They will face a tough test through the air, as the Owls are 14th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (181.2).

Against the run, Temple is 115th (196.0).Temple has been one of the nation’s least successful rushing teams, averaging 90.6 yards per game (125th), while ranking 46th in passing yards (252.3). The Bearcats are allowing 190.8 passing yards (24th) and 144.9 rushing yards per game (64th).


Through 10 games, Ben Bryant has thrown for 20 touchdowns (7 INT) and 260.2 yards per game to lead Cincinnati in passing. In five away games this season, he has seven TDs (3 INT) and an average of 265.2 yards passing.

Charles McClelland leads the team in rushing with an average of 76.6 yards a game over 10 games. He has six touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Tyler Scott is the Bearcats’ leading receiver with 103.2 yards a game and nine TDs.

E.J. Warner has 13 passing touchdowns (9 INT) with 259.3 yards per game through nine games to lead Temple. In five home games this season, he has thrown for eight TDs (4 INT) and an average of 220.2 yards.

Edward Saydee has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 57.5 yards a game through 10 games. He has five touchdowns. Jose Barbon has been a key target in the Owls’ aerial attack. He has two touchdowns and a 71.9 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Cincinnati -17 (-110)

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