Free College Football Picks Today: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Southern Methodist University Mustangs 10/29/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Southern Methodist University Mustangs 10/29/22
Sat 29th October 2022

Two of the country’s top passing offenses are set to face off at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday, as the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-4, 1-2 AAC) host the Southern Methodist University Mustangs (3-4, 1-2 AAC). The Mustangs are 2.5-point favorites, and the total is 64. SMU is coming off a narrow 29-27 loss against No. 21 Cincinnati at Gerald J. Ford Stadium last Saturday.

Tanner Mordecai was 15 of 25 for 105 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Camar Wheaton ran eight times for 53 yards. Jordan Kerley caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. Tulsa beat Temple 27-16 at Lincoln Financial Field last Friday. Davis Brin threw for 155 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Deneric Prince scored on the ground and through the air. He carried 20 times for 231 yards and a touchdown. JuanCarlos Santana caught four receptions for 44 yards.


The Golden Hurricane won the only game between the teams last season, a 34-31 victory in November. Davis Brin tossed one touchdown for Tulsa, as Josh Johnson scored once.


The Mustangs are averaging 34.3 points per game for the season, 34th in FBS, and they are facing a Golden Hurricane defense that has surrendered 32.1 PPG (113th). Meanwhile, Tulsa has scored 32.1 points a game this season, 48th in the country, and SMU is allowing 29.4 PPG (92nd).

The Mustangs rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (327.1, 8th), while they are 97th in rushing yards (130.1). They will be matching strength against strength through the air, as the Golden Hurricane are seventh in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (164.7).

Against the run, Tulsa is 127th (217.4).Tulsa has been one of the country’s top passing teams, averaging 303.1 passing yards per game (18th), while ranking 86th in rushing yards (136.3). The Mustangs are allowing 220.0 passing yards (57th) and 204.7 rushing yards per game (120th).


Through seven games, Tanner Mordecai has thrown for 16 touchdowns (7 INT) and 303.0 yards per game to lead SMU in passing. In three away games this season, he has seven TDs (3 INT) and an average of 365.3 yards passing.

Velton Gardner leads the team in rushing with an average of 57.5 yards a game over four games. He has one touchdown on the ground and one through the air. Rashee Rice is the Mustangs’ leading receiver with 114.6 yards a game and four TDs.

Davis Brin has 16 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 284.9 yards per game through seven games to lead Tulsa. In three home games this season, he has thrown for eight TDs (3 INT) and an average of 327.7 yards. Steven Anderson has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 42.9 yards a game through seven games. He has five touchdowns. Keylon Stokes has been a star in the Golden Hurricane’s passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 114.6 yard per game average through seven appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

SMU (-115)

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