How to Watch Tulane Green Wave vs. SMU Mustangs – December 2

The No. 17 Tulane Green Wave (11-1) will put their 17th-ranked scoring defense to the test against the No. 25 SMU Mustangs (10-2) and the No. 4 scoring offense in the nation, on Saturday, December 2, 2023. The Green Wave are favored by 3 points in the outing. The over/under is set at 47 points for the game.

Interested in watching the matchup between the Green Wave and Mustangs? You can do so on ABC.

Green Wave vs. Mustangs Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
  • Time: 4:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ABC
  • Livestream: Stream NCAA football on Fubo and ESPN+
  • City: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Venue: Yulman Stadium

Green Wave Insights

  • The Green Wave are putting up 391.0 yards per game on offense, which ranks them 65th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 29th, surrendering 329.8 yards per contest.
  • Defensively, the Green Wave have been a top-25 unit, ranking 17th-best by surrendering just 18.3 points per game. They rank 63rd on offense (27.9 points per game).
  • Tulane is putting up 221.1 passing yards per game offensively this year (72nd in the FBS), and is allowing 242.2 passing yards per game (99th) on the defensive side of the ball.
  • On defense, the Green Wave have been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking sixth-best by allowing only 87.6 per game. They rank 57th on offense (169.9 rushing yards per game).
  • Tulane is averaging a 41.6% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 50th in the FBS. On the other side of the ball, the defense ranks 38th, allowing a 35.3% third-down conversion rate.
  • The Green Wave have forced 19 total turnovers (sixth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 13 times (72nd in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +6, the 21st-best in college football.

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Mustangs Insights

  • SMU has been top-25 on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks ninth-best in total yards per game (476.6) and 13th-best in total yards surrendered per game (302.6).
  • SMU has been a top-25 unit on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks fourth-best in points per game (41.8) and 13th-best in points surrendered per game (17.7).
  • Things have been going well for the Mustangs on both offense and defense, as they are compiling 292.5 passing yards per game (16th-best) and ceding just 184.3 passing yards per game (15th-best).
  • SMU ranks 36th in the FBS with 184.1 rushing yards per game on offense, and it ranks 28th with 118.3 rushing yards ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball.
  • The Mustangs’ third-down defense has been paving the way for the team, as they rank fourth-best in the FBS with a 28.2% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, they are posting a 42.6% third-down rate, which ranks 39th.
  • SMU owns a +3 turnover margin this season, which ranks 40th in the FBS.

Green Wave Leaders

  • Michael Pratt has thrown for 2,168 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions this year. He is averaging 197.1 yards per game and 8.8 per attempt, while completing 66.4% of his passes.
  • In addition to his passing stats, Pratt has 321 rushing yards (second on the Green Wave), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Makhi Hughes averages 5.4 yards per carry (102nd in the FBS) and 103.8 yards per game, and has 1,246 total rushing yards. He has recorded seven rushing TDs this season.
  • Lawrence Keys III has seven touchdown catches this season, and has 33 catches for 599 yards on zero targets, while averaging 3.3 catches and 59.9 yards per game.

Mustangs Leaders

  • In 12 games played this year, Preston Stone has totaled 3,204 passing yards, with 28 touchdowns against six interceptions and completing 59.9% of his attempts.
  • On the ground, Stone has added four rushing touchdowns and 198 rushing yards (fourth on the Mustangs).
  • Jaylan Knighton averages 64.5 rushing yards per game over 10 games (645 total yards), while scoring six rushing touchdowns.
  • RJ Maryland has put up 462 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 29 receptions, while being targeted zero times this season.
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