The Tulane Green Wave and the Memphis Tigers meet in AAC college football action from Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
The Tulane Green Wave will be out to build on a 45-14 win over USF last time out. Michael Pratt has thrown for 2,234 yards, 20 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 59.2% passing while Tyjae Spears has a team-high 599 rushing yards while Cameron Carroll has 509 rushing yards with a. combined 10 touchdowns between the two. Tyrick James has a team-high 410 receiving yards while Shae Wyatt and Jaetavian Toles each have 300+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Macon Clark and Dorian Williams each have a team-high 67 total tackles while Nick Anderson has 4 sacks. Darius Hodges has a team-high 5 sacks and JoJo Dorceus has 4.5 sacks while Macon Clark has a team-high 4 interceptions.
The Memphis Tigers will look to bounce back from a 31-13 loss at the hands of Houston on the road in their last game. Seth Henigan has thrown for 2,986 yards, 22 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 59.3% passing while Brandon Thomas has a team-high 669 rushing yards and Rodrigues Clark has 359 rushing yards as well on the year. Calvin Austin III has a team-high 72 grabs for 1,129 yards, while Sean Dykes has 569 receiving yards and Javon Ivory’s got 413 receiving yards. Austin III has 8 touchdown grabs and Dykes has 7 scores as well this season. On defense, Memphis is led by JJ Russell has a team-high 113 total tackles while Jaylon Allen has 4.5 sacks on the year.
Tulane is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Memphis is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
I get the case that could be made for the dog in some spots, but this is not one. Memphis needs the win here to clinch bowl eligibility, while Tulane has literally nothing but pride to play for and to play spoiler. That could mean that all of the pressure to succeed is on Memphis, and that it’s win by any score, but I think the Tigers don’t want to take any chances. Look for Memphis to win this oen convincingly, so I’ll lay the points with Memphis here.
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