MTSU vs Charlotte NCAA Football Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Jerry Richardson Stadium
Chris Reynolds and the Charlotte 49ers play the MTSU Blue Raiders at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. MTSU opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The Blue Raiders are 4-4-0 ATS and 5-2-1 when betting on the total. The 49ers are 7-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the MTSU Blue Raiders played the FIU Golden Panthers and won 50-17. Asher O'Hara paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 53 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for 159 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he averaged 7.2 yards per run. Jimmy Marshall led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 11 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 5.5 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Blue Raiders was Asher O'Hara who went 6/12 with 25 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. The Blue Raiders rushed the ball a total of 55 times and added 483 yards which gave them an average of 8.8 yards per run. Overall, the Blue Raiders had a total of 19 first downs and they totaled 7 infractions for 51 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they totaled 67 plays which added up to 508 yards. In terms of defense, MTSU gave up 17 catches on 33 tries totaling 230 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.5%. Against the run, the Blue Raiders gave up 90 yards on 33 runs which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 320 yards and forced 4 turnovers.
The Blue Raiders head into this matchup 3-5 this year. For total yards, they are currently ranked 7th in C-USA and 56th in the country with 3,261 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 25.5 points per contest, putting them 90th in the country. As a unit, they have an average of 180.9 rushing yards per game which is 4th in C-USA. The Blue Raiders have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 30.8 points per contest ranking them 10th in C-USA. In discussing yards rushing, MTSU is giving up 205.5 yards per contest ranking them 12th in the conference and 113th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5 yards per carry ranking them 10th in C-USA and 108th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 1,644 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Blue Raiders have conceded 1,814 yards. Teams are completing 64.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.8 yards per attempt.
The last time they took the field, the Charlotte 49ers took on the North Texas Mean Green and ended up getting the win by a score of 39-38. Leading the way at QB for the 49ers was Chris Reynolds who went 24/32 with 336 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Benny LeMay led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 22 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He racked up a total of 155 yards by way of 30 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Victor Tucker was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 140 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 14.0 yards per reception for that contest. The 49ers ended up running the ball 42 times and totaled 253 yards which earned them an average of 6.0 yards per rush. For the game, the 49ers got 27 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 39 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. Overall, they finished with a total of 74 plays for a total of 589 yards. When discussing the defense, Charlotte conceded 26 catches on 38 attempts totaling 394 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.4%. Overall, they conceded 539 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the 49ers conceded 145 yards on 32 runs which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed.
The 49ers come into this game with a record of 3-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the 49ers have one of the best offenses in college football. Charlotte is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 207.6 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 27th in D-1. As a team, they have a total of 1,661 yards rushing through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The 49ers average 416.8 yards per game overall ranking them 52nd in the nation and 5th in C-USA. The 49ers are allowing 39.3 points per game ranking them 14th in Conference USA and 128th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in college football. They are conceding 220.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the 49ers are currently ranked 5th in the conference. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 314 points in total. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are conceding 199.8 yards per contest ranking them 107th in college football and 11th in C-USA. For 2019, they have allowed 1,598 yards rushing and 18.4 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/49ers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers +1
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