College Football Week 4 SU Picks & Predictions
Temple at South Florida College Football Odds & Expert PreviewWhen: Thursday, 7:30 PM ET Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa TV: ESPN Stream: WatchESPN Radio: “The Fanatic” 97.5 FM. (Temple) / AM 820 (USF) Opening College Footbal Week 4 Lines: USF -20.5
Last MeetingAs usual, the week gets started on Thursday night with an ESPN game, this time featuring American Athletic Conference foes Temple and South Florida. The Owls are defending conference champions and they only won the East Division thanks to a 46-30 win over USF in Philadelphia. Ryquell Armstead ran for a career-high 210 yards, including touchdowns of 76 and 42 yards. The Owls rushed for 319 yards overall. USF star quarterback Quinton Flowers threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, but he was shaken up in the fourth quarter trying to dive for a first down. He didn’t return.
Week 3 ResultsTemple (2-1) comes off a 29-21 win over a bad UMass team. That should have been a blowout. After UMass took a 7-3 lead with 2:23 left in the second quarter, Temple sprung off 16 unanswered points and grinded out a gritty win. Temple quarterback Logan Marchi connected on two quick touchdown passes to close out the first half — a 30-yard TD toss to Adonis Jennings and then an 11-yarder to Keith Kirkwood with 10 seconds left in the second quarter. Defensively, Temple sacked UMass QB Andrew Ford nine times but also allowed him to throw for 377 yards. No. 21 South Florida (3-0), the AAC favorite, beat Illinois 47-23 last Friday. The Bulls had 680 yards of offense – a school record against an FBS opponent – and rolled to their first-ever win over a Big Ten foe. USF finished with the second-most yards in program history and gained 376 yards on the ground as the program logged three 100-yard rushers for the second time in its 21-year history. Flowers rushed for a game-high 106 yards and tied his career high with four touchdown passes during his 386-yard night. Flowers added a touchdown run to tie Marlon Mack for the USF career record of 32. His four touchdown passes on the night moved his career total to 54, good for second all-time at USF.
College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Temple is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games
- Temple is 9-2 SU in the last 11 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Temple’s last 6 games on the road
- USF is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- USF is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went OVER in 12 of South Florida’s last 17 games
Utah at Arizona College Football Odds & Expert PreviewWhen: Friday, 10:30 PM ET Where: Arizona Stadium TV: Fox Sports 1 Stream: Fox Sports Go Radio: (Utah) / (Arizona) Opening College Week 3 Lines: Utah -3
Last MeetingUtah beat Pac-12 South foe Arizona 36-23 in Salt Lake City last year. Utes quarterback Troy Williams ran for two touchdowns and threw another. Utah trailed 14-12 at halftime after committing 11 first-half penalties. Arizona scored on the first snap of the game when Brandon Dawkins connected with Shun Brown for a 75-yard TD pass. After beating Arizona’s Rich Rodriguez, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham thus now has defeated every active Pac-12 coach since joining the conference in 2011.
Week 3 ResultsNo. 23 Utah (3-0) beat San Jose State 54-16 to move into the AP Top 25. The Utes had 501 yards of total offense against their guests from the Mountain West Conference. The surprise, however, comes in that 341 of those yards were generated via the passing game as SJSU can't stop the run. The Utes attempted more passes (44) than runs (40). Eight players caught passes, and six caught two or more. Tyler Huntley became the first Utes quarterback with back-to- back 300-yard passing games since Brian Johnson in 2008. Huntley tossed four touchdowns and went 30-for- 41 on his way to a career-high 341 passing yards against SJSU. Darren Carrington had nine catches for 153 yards and three scores Arizona (2-1) slaughtered UTEP 63-16. Dawkins scored six touchdowns — three passing and three rushing. Dawkins, who played only one series in the fourth quarter, threw for 155 yards on 18-of-22 passing and ran for 143 yards on 13 carries. Arizona came into the game as a 25-point favorite, but struggled in the first quarter against winless UTEP before scoring 28 unanswered points.
College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Utah is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Utah is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Utah’s last 6 games
- Arizona is 4-13 ATS in the last 17 games
- Arizona is 3-9 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games