Weekly Predictions Season Standings
- Owen 6-3
- Tavian 6-3
- Jalen 5-4
- Lexi 4-4
Owen: College Gameday is featuring a pair of nationally ranked teams in the American Athletic Conference. Both of these teams are a combined, 15-1 this season. SMU has struggled against the Tigers in recent years. Its last win against Memphis was 2013. Over the past five matchups, the Mustangs have been outscored against the Tigers, 80-258. This year, that all changes. Junior quarterback Shane Buechele has brought SMU back to its respectable level of college football. The transfer from the Texas Longhorns has been playing phenomenal football this season throwing for over 2000 yards and leading the team to an undefeated season thus far. Both of these teams average over 40 points per game and have struggled to stop opposing offenses. This game will be a shootout to say the least. The key factor in this one will be decided by who gets off to a fast start and avoiding turnovers. Memphis had two turnovers last week and barely got by Tulsa. They won’t be so lucky this time around.
SMU vs. Memphis: SMU: 41 Memphis: 35
Tavian: This week we look towards to College Gameday of the week SMU Mustangs versus the Memphis Tigers. This games implication means a lot because whoever wins might just end up in a New Year 6 bowl game. Junior Quarterback transfer from Texas, Shane Buechele has had an excellent season for the Mustangs by throwing for over 2000 yards and completing for about 63% of his passes. SMU averages 43 points per game, while giving up about 28 points per game. Memphis junior Quarterback comes into this game completing almost 70% of his passes. Memphis averages 39 points a game and gives up about 23 behind its solid defense, but ultimately this game will come down to special teams. SMU has had trouble kicking field goals and extra points and even protecting the ball on punts. This game will be a shootout, but with SMU’s special team woes, I’m giving this one to Memphis.
SMU vs. Memphis: SMU: 38 Memphis: 45
Lexi: From the looks of it I think SMU will get the win in this game because SMU is 8-0 on the season and 4-0 in conference. But Memphis isn’t far behind them. Memphis is 7-1 on the season and 3-1 in conference. The only team that Memphis has lost to was Temple. They lost 28-30, but SMU beat Temple, 45-21. So just by that, it looks like SMU is obviously the better team here. Both teams are winning games by high numbers, but SMU definitely has more of a cushion in all of their games. I feel like it will be a pretty good game and will probably come down to the last few plays. But all in all, I feel like SMU will take the win in this upcoming game on Saturday.
SMU vs. Memphis: SMU: 45 Memphis: 38
Jalen: The Mustangs this year have had an outstanding season with an 8-0 record. They’re currently in the top spots in categories such as scoring offense, total offense, rushing defense and passing offense. Junior quarterback Shane Buechele, who recently transferred from Texas, is having the best season of his collegiate career, throwing for over 2,000 yards with 20 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. Other SMU players like senior running back Xaiver Jones and senior wide receiver James Proche are also putting up big numbers this season. The 7-1 Tigers have also had an impressive season, being leaders in scoring offense, pass defense, and pass offense. Honestly speaking, both teams are uber talented and this will be one of the best games this season. However, SMU has been the underdog team in all of college football and this game will prove how they can possibly make a deep run this season. This will be a shootout, but the Mustangs will come out on top.
SMU vs. Memphis : SMU: 42 Memphis: 35