North Texas at Rice Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/21/2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Rice Stadium in Houston
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The North Texas Mean Green (2-5) will try to snap their current three-game losing streak when they go up against the Rice Owls (3-3) on Saturday. North Texas was able to beat Rice 28-16 in this matchup last season.
Last Saturday, North Texas lost their third game in a row when they were beaten 30-20 by Southern Mississippi. They were only able to gain 108 rushing yards in that loss while their defense gave up 506 total yards to Southern Miss.
Through seven games, the Mean Green have only been able to pass for 183.3 yards per game. Running back Antoinne Jimmerson has averaged 5.3 yards per carry this season and has 385 yards with four touchdowns. Quarterback Dajon Williams has completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 603 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
After losing their first three games of the season, Rice has now won three in a row after beating Army 41-21 in their last game. The Owls rushed for 182 yards in that game and they won the turnover battle 2-0.
Rice's defense has struggled through their first six games, giving up 31.5 points per game to their opponents. Junior quarterback Driphus Jackson has thrown for 1,185 yards this season with 11 touchdowns and just three picks. Sophomore running back Darik Dillard has averaged 5.5 yards per carry and has 407 yards with six scores.
North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
North Texas Mean Green are 2-5-0 Against the Spread
North Texas Mean Green are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Rice Owls Betting Trends
Rice Owls are 4-2-0 Against the Spread
Rice Owls are 4-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
North Texas Mean Green
10/19/14 RB Jeffrey Wilson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/19/14 S Lairamie Lee Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/19/14 S Sheldon Wade Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/19/14 CB Zac Whitfield Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Rice
09/18/14 WR Jalen Adams Personal left the team
09/17/14 RB Rex Rollins Collarbone out indefinitely
09/26/14 DT Cody Henessee Shoulder out indefinitely
09/19/14 DE Zach Patt Leg out indefinitely
08/28/14 WR Derek Brown Undisclosed out indefinitely
08/28/14 DL Stuart Mouchantaf Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Rice
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