North Texas at SMU NCAA Football Betting Tips 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
Mason Fine and the North Texas Mean Green head to Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the SMU Mustangs. North Texas opens this game as 3.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 69.
The last time they played, the North Texas Mean Green took on the Abilene Christian Wildcats and added a win to their record by a score of 51-31. Leading the way at QB for the Mean Green was Mason Fine who went 28/37 with 383 yards via the pass and threw 4 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception in this game. DeAndre Torrey led the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 54 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 95 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 8.6 yards per run. Rico Bussey Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 156 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 39.0 yards per catch in this game.
The Mean Green head into this matchup 1-0 in 2019. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in C-USA and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yards, they sit in 2nd in the conference and 15th in college football with 575 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Mean Green have compiled a total of 4 passing TDs and 1 rushing touchdown. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 51 points per contest, ranking them 13th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 192 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the conference.
The Mean Green have one of the worst defenses in the nation allowing 31 points per contest, ranking them 8th in C-USA and 88th in the country. When it comes to yards through the air, the Mean Green have allowed 383 yards. Teams are completing 68.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.8 yards per attempt. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown and 3 rushing touchdowns. In discussing yards rushing, North Texas is giving up 183 yards per game ranking them 10th in C-USA and 102nd in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per carry putting them 12th in C-USA and 103rd in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 183 rushing yards through 1 contest.
In their last outing, the SMU Mustangs took the field against the Arkansas State Red Wolves and ended up getting the win by a score of 37-30. Ke'Mon Freeman led the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 86 yards on 22 carries which had him averaging 3.9 yards per tote. Reggie Roberson Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 180 yards on 11 receptions. He averaged 16.4 yards per catch in this outing. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Mustangs was Shane Buechele who went 30/49 with 360 yards via the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 interception on this day.
The Mustangs come into this matchup with a record of 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Mustangs have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Mustangs are ranked 5th in the conference and 47th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 37 points per contest. SMU needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 148 yards per contest, ranking them 76th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 148 rushing yards through 1 contest, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Mustangs average 508 yards per contest overall which has them at 30th in the country and 5th in the conference.
The Mustangs are allowing 30 points per contest ranking them 9th in the AAC and 81st in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the least effective units in college football. They are allowing 324 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Mustangs are currently ranked 11th in the AAC. They have conceded 4 passing TDs for this season. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 30 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 90 yards per contest which puts them at 41st in the nation and 7th in the conference. For 2019, they have given up 90 yards rushing and 0 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green +3.5
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