The Tigers were 6-5 in terms of over/unders versus the NCAA point spread. NCAA point spread stats show that Memphis qualified for a bowl game for the fourth time in the last five years. It was all about offense for Memphis as they had the 13th best passing offense in the country according to NCAA football point spread stats. The defense was another story as they ranked near the bottom of the conference.
NCAA point spread stats show that the offensive player of the year for Memphis was QB Martin Hankins. He played very well in the upset of Southern Mississippi on November 10th when the Tigers won 29-26, surprising many NCAA point spread gurus.
The 2008 season could be interesting for Memphis according to NCAA point spread experts. Hankins must be replaced and it may be up to Arkelon Hall, a JUCO transfer or returnees Will Hudgens or Matt Malouf according to NCAA football point spread experts. The offensive line returns four starters and the receivers also return so things could be just fine according to NCAA football point spread experts if Memphis finds a quarterback.
Defensively, the Tigers return eight starters from last year’s team according to NCAA point spread data. That may not be good news though considering how rotten the defense was. The special teams were also a disaster, as punting was a major problem finishing almost dead last in the country according to NCAA point spread stats. The defense ranked 101st overall in total yards allowed according to NCAA point spread data. They were 97th in points allowed according to NCAA point spread stats.
The offense was 25th in total yards and 52nd in total points scored according to NCAA point spread numbers. Memphis must improve their home play if they are to take a step up in 2008. They were a very weak 2-4-1 ATS at home compared to 4-1 ATS on the road in 2007.