AAC: South Florida-Tulsa
Time: NOON ET
Spread: SF -2
Betting odds courtesy of Bovada
The South Florida Bulls have had a lot of trouble offensively. The team is averaging just 19 points per game, while allowing 28.8 to opposing offenses.
Fortunately for the Bulls, it will be facing Tulsa in a game that college football oddsmakers have set the line 2-points in favor of visiting South Florida.
The Bulls have faced two ranked opponents in the last two weeks and dropped both contests to Wisconsin and East Carolina. In the game last week against East Carolina, the Bulls allowed 481 total yards, including 231 on the ground. ECU converted six of 14 third downs and 2-of-2 fourth down conversions. South Florida QB Mike White threw an inefficient 21-of-41 while throwing an Interception and managing just one TD.
The Bulls were unable to get much via the rush either, as Marion Mack led the way with 61 yards on 15 carries, though he did score a TD. Just on the strength of its passing game, though, the Bulls may be able to cover the spread in this one. Tulsa is hardly a juggernaut.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have been better than South Florida at scoring, but the defense has been horrific. The Golden Hurricane has dropped its last six contests, allowing no less than 35 points in each game, and surrendering 50-plus points to both Then- No. 4 Oklahoma and Florida Atlantic. Last week saw the Hurricane fall 35-24 to Temple.
Dane Evans has been the motor to the Hurricanes’ offensive success. The sophomore QB has thrown for 1,627 yards on the season, helping Tulsa rank 32nd in passing offense. He’s thrown 11 TD passes to nine INTs, and has thrown for 55.2 percent completion. His 17 sacks leave a lot to be desired.
RB Zach Langer leads the team in carries (79) and yardage (336), but is averaging just 4.6 yards per carry. Langer has scored three of the Hurricanes’ six rushing TDs. At WR, Keevan Lewis has carried the load. He’s managed 649 yards on 53 receptions, including an 83 yard TD reception. His 12.2 yards per reception ranks second on the team to Keyarris Garrett, who has caught for 372 yards on 26 receptions.