Free College Football Picks Today: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs South Florida Bulls 11/18/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs South Florida Bulls 11/18/22
Fri 18th November 2022

The University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-7, 1-5 AAC) welcome the University of South Florida Bulls (1-9, 0-6 AAC) at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Friday for a matchup that pits one of the American Athletic Conference’s toughest rush defenses against one of its strongest ground offenses.

The Golden Hurricane are 13.5-point favorites, and the total is 58.5. South Florida is coming off a 41-23 loss against SMU at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, their eighth consecutive defeat. Katravis Marsh was 12 of 31 for 178 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Brian Battie ran 26 times for 145 yards. Jimmy Horn Jr. caught three passes for 60 yards.Tulsa dropped a third straight game last Thursday, falling 26-10 to Memphis at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. Braylon Braxton threw for 176 yards and a touchdown. Deneric Prince carried nine times for 31 yards. Keylon Stokes scored once. He hauled in six receptions for 68 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The Golden Hurricane won the only game between the teams last season, a 32-31 victory in October. Davis Brin threw two touchdowns for Tulsa.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Bulls are averaging 25.5 points per game for the season, 86th in FBS, and they are facing a Golden Hurricane defense that has surrendered 32.3 PPG (114th). Meanwhile, Tulsa has scored 28.2 points a game this season, 70th in the nation, and South Florida is allowing 40.0 PPG (129th).

The Bulls rank 108th in the nation in passing yards per game (193.5) and 44th in rushing (181.8). They can expect a tough test through the air, as the Golden Hurricane are 19th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (185.0).

Against the run, Tulsa is 122nd (211.6).Tulsa is 34th in the nation in passing yards per game (266.0) and 95th in rushing (127.8). South Florida’s defense has been beatable on both fronts, as the Bulls are 124th in the country in passing yards allowed per game (288.0) and 125th against the run (220.1).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through seven games, Gerry Bohanon has thrown for six touchdowns (6 INT) and 152.9 yards per game to lead South Florida in passing. In three away games this season, he has two TDs (4 INT) and an average of 105.7 yards passing.

Brian Battie leads the team in rushing with an average of 87.3 yards a game over 10 games. He has six touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Xavier Weaver is the Bulls’ leading receiver with 79.8 yards a game and six TDs.

Davis Brin has 17 passing touchdowns (8 INT) with 237.6 yards per game through nine games to lead Tulsa. In four home games this season, he has thrown for nine TDs (3 INT) and an average of 269.8 yards.

Deneric Prince has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 78.2 yards a game through six games. He has four total touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving. Keylon Stokes has been a workhorse in the Golden Hurricane’s aerial attack. He has six touchdowns and a 103.2 yard per game average through 10 appearances.

HOME AND AWAY

South Florida is looking for a first win away from Raymond James Stadium this season. Tulsa has dropped three in a row at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Tulsa -14 (-110)

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