Saturday, November 12, 2016
Joe Aillet Stadium
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The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Joe Aillet Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 19 point favorites. This season the Roadrunners are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 8-2-0 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread.
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Dalton Sturm finished with 108 yards through the air for Texas San Antonio last week. He completed 9 passes out of 20 attempts for a 45% completion percentage. The Roadrunners were led in rushing by Jarveon Williams, who finished with 109 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Josh Stewart was the team leader in receiving with a total of 38 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Texas San Antonio got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 16 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 80 total plays for 378 yards for the game. The Roadrunners ran for 270 yards on 59 attempts.
Ryan Higgins finished with 253 yards passing for Louisiana Tech last week. He went 18 for 30, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led on the ground by Jarred Craft, who finished with 120 yards on 24 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Carlos Henderson led the team in receiving with 133 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. Louisiana Tech had 30 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 11 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 479 yards for the contest. The Bulldogs ran for 226 yards on 40 carries as a team.
Texas San Antonio scores 31.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 52nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 15.9 passes on 27.1 attempts for a 58.6 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 206.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 91st in college football. The Roadrunners run for an average of 174.8 yards per game on 40.2 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 63rd in the nation. They also run 67.3 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 381.7 yards per game, ranking their offense 88th overall this season. The Roadrunners average 19.4 first downs per game which ranks them 98th in the country. They accumulate 55.1 penalty yards per game via 6.9 penalties, which ranks 61st in the nation.
Texas San Antonio allows 237.4 passing yards per game, ranking 76th in D-1, and they allow 26.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 62nd. They give up 18.9 completions on 33.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.9. The Roadrunners allow 169.1 rushing yards per game on 38.7 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 66th in the country. Texas San Antonio allows 406.6 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 65th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.9 penalties for 46.1 yards per game, ranking them 29th among D-1 teams.
Louisiana Tech averages 44.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 7th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 25.9 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 68.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 363.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 4th in Division 1. The Bulldogs run for an average of 184.1 yards per game on 31.4 attempts for an average of 5.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 56th on the ground. They also run 69.4 plays per game and average 7.9 yards per play for a total of 547.8 yards per game, ranking them 5th in the country on offense. The Bulldogs get an average of 26.2 first downs per game, which ranks 6th in the nation. They average 43.1 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, ranking them 113th in college football.
Louisiana Tech allows an average of 274.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 114th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 29.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 79th in the nation. They give up 24.4 completions on 37.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9 per game. The Bulldogs allow 129.7 rushing yards per contest on 34.8 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 32nd in the country. Louisiana Tech allows 404.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 63rd in D-1. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 53 yards in each contest, ranking 63rd in the nation.
Texas San Antonio Betting Trends
Texas San Antonio is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Texas San Antonio has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 8-2-0 against the over/under this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
Texas San Antonio
09/20/16 RB Halen Steward Leg out for season
10/28/16 WR Marcus Gaines Wrist out indefinitely
10/13/16 Backup RB Israel Tucker Knee out indefinitely
10/13/16 Backup RB Jaqwis Dancy Illness expected to redshirt
09/15/16 DT Courtney Wallace Foot expected to redshirt
08/30/16 DB Jarrell Jackson Dismissed has left team
Tony's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech -19
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