Check out our free Temple vs. South Florida college football preview for this week 11 game in Tampa. See who we think will win and cover the spread in this NCAA preseason showdown.
- Temple averages 265.2 passing yards per game.
- South Florida’s defense ranks 138th in terms of points allowed.
TEMPLE VS SOUTH FLORIDA PREVIEW
The Owls and Bulls meet in a week 11 NCAAF game at Raymond James Stadium at 12:00 p.m. ET. The game, which is planned for Saturday, November 11th, will be aired on ESPN+.In this American Athletic Conference matchup, the Bulls are 7.5 point favorites at home. Can they win at home and cover the spread?
TEMPLE VS. SOUTH FLORIDA MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Temple Owls at South Florida Bulls
- Where: Tampa at Raymond James Stadium
- Date: Saturday, November 11th
TEMPLE PREVIEW: CAN TEMPLE RECOVER AFTER A LOSS?
Temple comes into this game with an overall record of 3-6. Their most recent game saw them defeat Navy by a score of 32-18. Temple is 1-7 against the spread this season. The Owls have been favored once and have been the underdog in seven games. Through nine games this season, Temple has a 5-3 over/under record. Their games have totaled 56.3 points on average.
Offensively, the Owls were 6/9 on third down against Navy, totaling 461 yards. They got four touchdowns and 402 yards in the passing game. The Owls failed to score on any of their 24 rushing attempts and finished with 59 yards. In their previous game, quarterback E.J. Warner attempted 33 passes against Navy. He finished the game with 402 passing yards and an 81.8% completion rate. In addition, he had two interceptions in the victory.
The Owls’ defense gave up 268 total yards against Navy at the end of the game. The run defense surrendered 144 yards rushing compared to 124 yards throwing. The Owls defense enters the game with 13 sacks and is first in QB hurries. In terms of points allowed per game, they rank 135th (35.8 per game). They are ranked 106th in the NCAA in pass defense, surrendering an average of 233.8 passing yards per game. Furthermore, Temple’s run defense allows 200.1 running yards per game.
SOUTH FLORIDA PREVIEW: CAN SOUTH FLORIDA SECURE ANOTHER VICTORY?
South Florida comes into this game with a 4-5 record. They were defeated by Memphis 59-50 in their most recent game. This season, South Florida has been the favorite in two games and the underdog in six. Their current ATS record is 5-3. The average over/under line in South Florida contests has been 62.2 points over the course of nine games. These games have resulted in an average aggregate score of 67.4 points, giving OU a 5-3 record.
The Bulls passed the ball 39 times for 357 yards and five touchdowns versus Memphis. They concluded with two running touchdowns and averaged 4.7 yards per carry. After throwing for 357 yards versus Memphis, Byrum Brown had a passer rating of 133.71. He attempted 39 passes and completed them all with a 79.5% success rate.
South Florida’s defense surrendered 583 yards to Memphis. This includes allowing 142 yards on the ground and 441 passing yards. The Bulls’ defense has allowed 154.7 rushing yards per game this season, ranking 113th. Opponents are averaging 305.7 passing yards per game against South Florida, and opposing quarterbacks have a passer rating of 101.7. They are now ranked sixth in the NCAA in terms of points allowed.
TEMPLE VS SOUTH FLORIDA BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Temple won the most recent head-to-head meeting between the clubs (last year) 54-28. Temple led the way offensively, with 621 yards to South Florida’s 471. Temple’s offense finished with 277 yards running and 344 yards passing.
South Florida has gone from a -8 point favorite to a -7.5 (-108) line since the lines were first established. Temple, on the other hand, is currently a +7.5 (-115) point underdog on the road. According to the current moneyline odds, South Florida has a 76% chance of winning and a -315 moneyline payout. The Owls, on the other hand, have an implied win percentage of 29% and a moneyline of +245.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- Temple is 2-8 against the spread on the road.
- South Florida is 3-2 ATS in its last five home games.
- The Bulls are 3-0 as underdogs in their previous three games.
- Temple has an ATS record of 1-1-1 in their previous three games as the betting favorite.
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