UTSA at Southern Miss College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
M. M. Roberts Stadium
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The UTSA Roadrunners head to M. M. Roberts Stadium to play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Miss as 16 point favorites. The Roadrunners are 1-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Golden Eagles are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0.
Valuable UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
The UTSA Roadrunners are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The UTSA Roadrunners are 1-5-1 against the spread
Important Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key UTSA Roadrunners Injuries
10/03/18 OL Jalyn Galmore Knee is out for season
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
09/25/18 RB George Payne Knee is out for season
09/19/18 DL Andrew Cole Transferred is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTSA Roadrunners are 124th in the country in points scored with 122. They have run 466 plays this year for 1,790 yards, which ranks them 108th in Division 1 in total offense. The Roadrunners average 3.8 yards per play, which is 129th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this season, ranking them 115th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTSA has run for 700 yards as a unit, which ranks 121st in college football. They've run 224 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Roadrunners have been penalized on offense 38 times for 297 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. Cordale Grundy has passed for 990 yards this year. He's completed 110 throws while attempting 215 passes for a completion percentage of 51.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 94.7. He averages 4.4 adjusted yards per throw and 4.6 yards per pass attempt.
UTSA is 99th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 203. They have given up a total of 2,598 yards on D, which is 84th in D-1. The Roadrunners are 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 126 throws on 197 attempts against the UTSA Roadrunners defense this season, ranking them 84th and 67th in the nation. The UTSA pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,774 yards in the air, which is 114th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 254 attempts for 824 yards this season, putting them in 35th place in the country against the run. The Roadrunners have had 40 penalties for 348 yards on defense this year. That places them 57th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTSA is 73rd in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 57 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 101st in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 358 yards on special teams, which puts them 40th in kick return yardage. The Roadrunners average 20 yards per kick return and they are 127th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,204. The UTSA Roadrunners have tried 15 field goals this year and made 12, which is 11th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. UTSA Roadrunners kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 12 for 12 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,744 yards on 41 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 47th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Eagles have run for 493 yards as a team, which ranks 126th in college football. They've run 159 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 23 times for 197 yards so far this season, which has them 122nd in the country in penalties. They are 114th in the nation in points scored with 135. They have run 360 plays this season for 2,086 yards, which ranks them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. Southern Miss averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 67th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 112 1st downs this year, placing them 113th overall as an offensive unit. Jack Abraham averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 136 passes on 193 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 153.6. He has thrown for 1,581 yards this season.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles rush defense has allowed 150 attempts for 658 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in D-1 against the run. Southern Miss has committed 30 penalties for 253 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 19th in college football. They are 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 104. They have surrendered a total of 1,613 yards on D, which is 2nd in the country. The Golden Eagles are ranked 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opposing offenses have completed 90 passes on 162 attempts against the Southern Miss defense this season, placing them 10th and 13th in Division 1. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 955 yards through the air, which is 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 40th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 73%. Southern Miss kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 758 yards on 19 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 95th in Division 1 in punting average. Southern Miss is ranked 68th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 206 punt return yards and average 20.6 yards per return, which is 7th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 239 yards on special teams, ranking 85th in kick return yardage. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 18 yards per kick return and they are 104th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,531.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +16
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