SMU vs. Tulsa Week 11 Prediction
An important clash in the American Athletic Conference will ensue on Saturday night when SMU visits Tulsa at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Golden Hurricane pull off the small upset as a home dog or will the Mustangs keep rolling and improve to 8-1 on the 2020 season?
207 SMU Mustangs (-1) at 208 Tulsa Golden Hurricane (+1); o/u 64.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 14, 2020
Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK
SMU Mustangs Game Notes
SMU redshirt senior QB Shane Buechele completed 24-of-35 passes for 355 yards with four touchdowns in a 47-23 win on Saturday over Temple. The Mustangs have shown that 2019 was no fluke, and have moved to 7-1 on the season. Buechele (6'1/207) is largely responsible for the strong play, and has another big night against an overmatched Temple defense. He found Tyler Page for two of his scores, with star tight end Kylen Granson along with Rashee Rice picking up touchdowns as well. The former Texas Longhorn quarterback has now thrown 20 touchdowns against three interceptions, and NFL scouts are likely taking a close look at this production. SMU can move to 8-1 next Saturday if they beat Tulsa -- assuming the game is able to be played.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Game Notes
Tulsa redshirt senior QB Zach Smith completed 19-of-37 passes for 253 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Friday's 34-30 win over ECU. Tulsa was down early in this one. In fact, they entered the half with a 17-3 deficit, thanks in large part to a pair of interceptions via Smith. However, the veteran QB bounced back in the second half, helping Tulsa outscore ECU 31-13 over the final two quarters. It would be nice if Smith did not put his team in a deficit to begin with, but it is encouraging that he has enough in the arsenal to be able to help pull them back in a game like this. Tulsa face Navy next week.
SMU vs. Tulsa Betting Prediction
The Mustangs are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Golden Hurricane while the underdog has cashed in 14 of the previous 17 meetings between these conference foes. Tulsa is also 6-1 against the number in its last seven games as an underdog, has covered in four of its last five games and is 20-7-1 at the betting window in its last 28 games coming off an ATS loss. On the other side, the Mustangs are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, have failed to cover in seven of their last 10 games as a road favorite and are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games played in the month of November.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 PREDICTION: TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE +1