The South Florida Bulls and the Temple Owls are set to square off in an American Athletic matchup at noon ET on Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple is 0-1, while the Bulls are 1-3. The two AAC rivals have met six times dating back to 2012 when they joined the conference and Temple holds a 4-2 edge in the series after winning the last two head-to-head meetings.
South Florida is 1-7 in its last eight games, while Temple is 10-1 in its last 11 games at home. The Owls are favored by 11.5-points in the latest Temple vs. South Florida odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 53.5. Before entering any South Florida vs. Temple picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Temple vs. South Florida spread: Temple -11.5
- Temple vs. South Florida over-under: 53.5 points
- Temple vs. South Florida money line: Temple -430, South Florida +340
What you need to know about Temple
Temple had to start its season on the road on Saturday, and it wasn't the start the Owls were hoping for. They fell just short of the Navy Midshipmen by a score of 31-29. A silver lining for the Owls was the play of QB Anthony Russo, who passed for one TD and 206 yards on 30 attempts in addition to punching in two rushing touchdowns.
Russo is a two-year returning starter who entered the 2020 season with 5,424 passing yards and 35 passing touchdowns and his experience should help steward an offense that welcomes back leading rusher Re'Mahn Davis and its two leading receivers Jadan Blue and Branden Mack. Look for Davis to play a particularly large role against a USF defense allowing 220 yards per game on the ground.
What you need to know about South Florida
Meanwhile, the contest between the Bulls and the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday was not particularly close, with South Florida falling 44-24. South Florida was down 38-17 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Jordan McCloud wasn't much of a difference maker for South Florida and fumbled the ball once. Running back Johnny Ford did have two touchdown rushes in that game and the redshirt sophomore has proven big-play potential with 16 touchdowns in 19 career games.
For the season, Ford has ran the ball 32 times for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He's averaging 6.2 yards per carry this season, and he's recorded nine receptions for an additional 72 yards.
How to make Temple vs. South Florida picks
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