Wake Forest (6-6) is the underdog against Memphis (8-5) in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field on Saturday (December 22, 2018, 12:00ET).
The betting line was first offered at -3.0 points for Memphis. The over/under for this game is set at a hearty 73.0 points.
Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman completed 55.3% of his attempts this season for 1,984 yards and 16 touchdowns. Cade Carney gained 977 yards from scrimmage and rushed for 8 touchdowns, averaging a respectable 5.4 yards per carry.
As a squad, the team gained 445.4 yards per game and scored 32.5 points per game. The defense allowed 464.2 yards and 33.3 points per game, while Willie Yarbary led the team with 5 sacks this season.
The Tigers offense features quarterback Brady White, who threw for 3,125 yards and 25 TD’s this season. White completed 63.3% of his passes, good for a passer rating of 153.4. Darrell Henderson ran for 954 yards and 22 touchdowns, averaging an excellent 8.9 yards per carry. Darrell Henderson broke all kinds of records for the Tigers, but wasn’t able to carry the team to an AAC title. The Tigers offense is truly elite.
Altogether, Memphis averaged 534.3 yards per game and 43.6 points. The defense allowed 420.4 yards and 31.5 points per game. Bryce Huff recorded 10 sacks this season.