North Texas vs Charlotte NCAA Football Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Jerry Richardson Stadium
Jerry Richardson Stadium is the site where Chris Reynolds and the Charlotte 49ers will take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday. Charlotte opens this game as 5-point underdogs. The Mean Green are 2-5-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The 49ers are 6-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-5-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the North Texas Mean Green took on the MTSU Blue Raiders and earned the victory by a score of 33-30. Leading the way at QB for the Mean Green was Mason Fine who went 33/45 with 375 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He threw 2 picks during the game. Loren Easly paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 24 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 99 yards by way of 19 carries which meant he was running for 5.2 yards per run. Jaelon Darden was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 125 yards on 13 receptions. He had an average of 9.6 yards per catch for that contest. The Mean Green ran the ball 33 times and earned a total of 132 yards which had them averaging 4.0 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Mean Green racked up a total of 27 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 35 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. On the day, they finished with a total of 78 plays for a total of 507 yards. In terms of defense, North Texas conceded 25 catches on 48 throws totaling 255 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.1%. Against the run, the Mean Green conceded 178 yards on 30 carries which is an average of 5.9 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded 433 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Mean Green head into this matchup 3-4 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 32.1 points per contest, ranking them 47th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 166 rushing yards per contest which is 6th in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 34th in D-1 with 3,142 yards. The Mean Green have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, allowing 32.4 points per game which has them at 11th in Conference USA. When it comes to yards on the ground, North Texas is allowing 182.3 yards per game ranking them 9th in Conference USA and 90th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per carry putting them 10th in Conference USA and 104th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,276 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Mean Green have allowed 1,980 yards. Opponents are completing 60.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Charlotte 49ers played the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and took the loss by a score of 30-14. Benny LeMay led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 45 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 3.0 yards per carry. Victor Tucker was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 113 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 18.8 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the 49ers was Chris Reynolds who went 15/29 with 200 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick on the day. The 49ers ran the ball 30 times and added 86 yards which gave them an average of 2.9 yards per rush. Overall, the 49ers earned a total of 14 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 90 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they totaled 59 plays which gave them a total of 286 yards. In terms of defense, Charlotte allowed 22 catches on 31 tries for a total of 291 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. Overall, they conceded 351 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the 49ers allowed 60 yards on 35 runs which means they had an average of 1.7 yards per attempt allowed.
The 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 2-5. Charlotte has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 201.1 yards on the ground per game, putting them 33rd in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,408 yards rushing through 7 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The 49ers average 392.1 yards per contest overall ranking them 79th in the country and 9th in C-USA. The 49ers are conceding 39.4 points per game ranking them 14th in Conference USA and 128th in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the best units in D-1. They are giving up 196 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the 49ers currently sit at 5th in C-USA. In discussing points given up, they have given up 276 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 207.6 yards per game which puts them at 114th in Division 1 and 12th in Conference USA. This year, they have given up a total of 1,453 rushing yards and 18.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/49ers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green -5
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