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No. 23 South Florida Bulls vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane College Football Preview

The No. 23 South Florida Bulls try to stay unbeaten when they visit the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Friday night.

Friday, October 12 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN

Chapman Stadium

Odds: South Florida is a 7-point favorite and the total is at 61.5.


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South Florida Bulls

Jordan Cronkrite had 302 rushing yards and three touchdowns to help South Florida beat UMass 58-42 last Saturday. They improved to 5-0 for the second straight season.

Blake Barnett completed 17 of 24 passes for 209 yards, nine touchdowns and one interception. Tyre McCants had four receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown.

The Bulls are averaging 274.0 passing yards (31st in the nation) and 213.4 rushing yards (32nd). South Florida ranks 32nd with 37.2 points per game and 60th with 25.2 points against.

Blake Barnett has passed for 1308 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Jordan Cronkrite has 606 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 69 carries. Randall St. Felix has 21 receptions for 351 yards and one touchdown.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Tulsa had a 26-17 lead over Houston early in the fourth quarter but the Cougars scored 17 points in 91 seconds. That capped off a 24-0 run and won the game 41-26 last Thursday.

Seth Boomer completed 13 of 31 passes for 227 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Corey Taylor II rushed for 152 yards and one touchdown on 33 carries. Keenen Johnson caught five passes for 91 yards and one touchdown but Tulsa let Houston ran for 312 yards.  

The Golden Hurricane are averaging 190.8 passing yards (103rd in the nation) and 206.8 rushing yards (37th). Tulsa ranks 104th with 24.4 points per game and 92nd with 31.2 points against.

Luke Skipper has passed for 716 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. Corey Taylor II has 411 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 92 carries. Keenen Johnson has 18 receptions for 271 yards and two touchdowns. 

College Football Trends:

The South Florida Bulls are:

8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record

8-2 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game

7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games against a team with a losing home record

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are:

0-4 ATS in their last four home games

0-5 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win

0-4 ATS in their last four games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game

Tulsa played a perfect game against Houston for three quarters. Can they generate a similar effort against another high-powered offense like South Florida? Will Tulsa have an answer for Jordan Cronkrite, since they allow 209.2 rushing yards per game?

There’s also too much uncertainty at quarterback. Tulsa after freshman Seth Boomer sent sophomore Luke Skipper to the bench. That leaves the defense as their only chance of pulling off the upset. They give up 31.2 points per game so may be unlikely.

College Football Pick: South Florida -7 (-110) at Jazz Sports

Check odds here: https://goo.gl/dVwAAb

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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