Check out the South Florida vs. SMU fearless prediction and game preview.
South Florida (8-2) vs. SMU (5-5) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Game Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX
Network: CBS Sports Network
How great does SMU’s win over Houston look now after what the Cougars did to Louisville?
It’s been an uneven season for the Mustangs, but they’ve won three of their last four games – that loss, though, was a 51-7 clunker at home to Memphis.
But the offense has gotten better and better, with freshman QB Ben Hicks getting better and better, rolling through East Carolina while stopping the picks – he hasn’t thrown one in the last two games, and just two in in the last five after having problems early on. But now he has to face a dangerous USF secondary that’s been effective, giving up yards, but not getting torched.
But can SMU slow down the USF running game?
With two straight 400-yard running games, the Bulls are hitting home run after home run, with QB Quinton Flowers going off, especially last week against Memphis hitting the 200-200 run-pass mark.
It’ll be more of the same in Dallas.
SMU hasn’t been gouged too badly yet by the better running games, but it’s had just enough problems to need the O to rise up and rock to keep up the pace. It’s not going to happen.
USF will keep its faint AAC title hopes alive with yet another amazing performance, but Hicks and the SMU passing game will have their moments to keep this tight for three quarters.
South Florida vs. SMU Prediction
South Florida 45, SMU 35
USF -13, o/u: 74
ATS Confidence: 5: Taco Bell Cinnabon Delights – 1: Chinese yuan … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Office Christmas Party – 1: Harry … 2.5