UTSA at Louisiana Tech College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Joe Aillet Stadium
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The UTSA Roadrunners travel to Joe Aillet Stadium to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 2 point favorites. The Roadrunners have an ATS record of 3-6-0 while their over/under record is 3-6-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-6-0 against the spread
Important Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
11/04/17 LB Josiah Tauaefa Knee is out indefinitely
09/15/17 G Kyle McKinney Knee out for season
08/09/17 DE Solomon Wise Knee out for season
Key Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Injuries
11/12/17 LB Brandon Durman Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
11/12/17 WR Marcus Gaines Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
11/01/17 WR Alfred Smith Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 OL Drew Melancon Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 CB Ephraim Kitchen Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 DB Michael Sam Undisclosed is out for season
11/01/17 DB Reggie Cleveland Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTSA Roadrunners are 104th in Division 1 in points scored with 253. They have run 693 plays this season for 4,060 yards, which ranks them 89th in the nation in total offense. The Roadrunners average 5.9 yards per play, which is 53rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 217 1st downs this year, placing them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTSA has run for 1,920 yards as a team, which ranks 51st in the country. They've run 400 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Roadrunners have been penalized on offense 73 times for 607 yards so far this season, which has them 37th in the nation in penalties. Dalton Sturm has thrown for 2,094 yards this season. He has completed 176 passes on 281 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.7. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
UTSA is 8th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 167. They have surrendered a total of 2,872 yards on D, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Roadrunners are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 121 passes on 240 attempts against the UTSA Roadrunners defense this season, placing them 2nd and 2nd in the country. The UTSA pass defense has also given up a total of 1,660 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 338 attempts for 1,212 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in D-1 against the run. The Roadrunners have committed 54 penalties for 565 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 62nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UTSA is ranked 50th in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 74 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 112th in college football. They have returned 15 kicks for 332 yards on special teams, ranking 124th in kick return yardage. The Roadrunners average 22 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,466. The UTSA Roadrunners have attempted 21 field goals this season and made 18, which is 13th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. UTSA Roadrunners kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,780 yards on 43 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 75th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulldogs have run for 1,909 yards as a team, which ranks 53rd in the nation. They've run 420 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Bulldogs have been penalized on offense 53 times for 447 yards so far this year, which has them 105th in the country in penalties. They are 57th in Division 1 in points scored with 325. They have run 792 plays this year for 4,588 yards, which ranks them 51st in the nation in total offense. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs average 5.8 yards per play, which is 55th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 244 1st downs this season, ranking them 33rd overall as an offensive unit. J'Mar Smith has completed 207 throws while attempting 365 passes for a completion percentage of 56.7%. He has passed for 2,657 yards this year. He averages 7.5 adjusted yards per throw and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 127.4.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs rush defense has given up 404 attempts for 2,041 yards this season, putting them in 88th place in the country against the run. They have had 58 penalties for 468 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in Division 1. Louisiana Tech is 82nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 314. They have given up a total of 4,538 yards on D, which is 81st in the nation. The Bulldogs are 94th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 209 throws on 356 attempts against the Louisiana Tech defense this season, ranking them 82nd and 93rd in the country. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,498 yards in the air, which is 81st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have tried 28 field goals this year and made 20, which is 7th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 74%. Louisiana Tech kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 35 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,836 yards on 50 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 123rd in the NCAA in punting average. Louisiana Tech is 86th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 96 punt return yards and average 7.4 yards per return, which is 62nd in D-1. They have returned 25 kicks for 503 yards on special teams, which puts them 103rd in kick return yardage. The Bulldogs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 64th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,187.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +2
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