Tulsa at SMU 10/5/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

By: Anthonoy-deleo |

Last Updated: 09/29/2019 at 10:52 PM ET

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are set to visit Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas for an AAC clash against the SMU Mustangs. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane come into this matchup with a 2-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Wyoming Cowboys, 24-21. QB Zach Smith had a big game through the air for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as he threw for 354 yards and 2 TD. Senior WR Keenen Johnson was the top target for Smith and the Golden Hurricane as he hauled in 7 catches for 95 yards.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Wyoming Cowboys as they held them to 21 points while forcing a turnover. Senior LB Cooper Edmiston led the way for the Tulsa defense with 9 tackles. Senior DE Trevis Gipson was able to get into the Cowboys backfield a handful of times as he pitched in 2 TFL. Senior safety Brandon Johnson had a good game from the secondary as he contributed 6 tackles and 2 pass deflections.

The SMU Mustangs come into this matchup with a 5-0 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the USF Bulls, 48-21. QB Shane Buechele had a big game for the SMU Mustangs as he connected on 21 of his 25 pass attempts for 226 yards, 3 TDs, and an interception while also adding in a rushing TD. RB Xavier Jones had a big game on the ground for the Mustangs as he racked up 155 yards and 2 TDs on 15 carries.

The SMU Mustangs were good on the defensive side of the ball against the USF Bulls as they held them to 21 points while forcing 2 turnovers. Senior LB Richard McBryde led the way for the SMU Mustangs with 9 tackles and half a sack. Sophomore DE Toby Ndukwe was able to get into the USF backfield a handful of times as he contributed 2 sacks. Senior safety Rodney Clemons had a big game from the secondary as he hauled in 2 interceptions.

The SMU Mustangs have been very impressive to open the season as they have jumped into the top 25 after jumping out to a 5-0 record. The Mustangs have been very good due to their dangerous offense as Texas transfer Shane Buechele has thrown for 1385 yards and 10 TDs while RB Xavier Jones has compiled 10 rushing TDs this season. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane struggled against an explosive offense a few weeks ago as Oklahoma State put up 40 points and 506 yards of offense, and SMU should be able to translate similar success. The Golden Hurricane will try to do a majority of their damage through the air with transfer QB Zach Smith, but the secondary is the strength for the Mustangs. Final Score Prediction, SMU Mustangs win and cover ATS 38-21.

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