UTSA vs Texas A&M NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Kellen Mond and the Texas A&M Aggies host the UTSA Roadrunners at Kyle Field on Saturday, November 2, 2019. UTSA opens this matchup as 38-point dogs. The Roadrunners are 3-4-0 ATS and 2-3-2 when betting on the total. The Aggies are 3-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the UTSA Roadrunners played the Rice Owls and won 31-27. Sincere McCormick paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 32 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He scurried for 94 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.7 yards per run. Carlos Strickland II was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 86 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 14.3 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Roadrunners was Lowell Narcisse who went 19/29 with 212 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Roadrunners ended up running the ball 29 times and added 151 yards which earned them an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they totaled 58 plays for 363 yards. For the contest, the Roadrunners racked up 19 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 61 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, UTSA gave up 20 catches on 29 attempts for a total of 223 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For this contest, they gave up 369 yards and forced 4 turnovers. On the ground, the Roadrunners gave up 146 yards on 34 attempts which is an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Roadrunners come into this game with a record of 3-4 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 11th in the conference and 121st in the nation with 2,260 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country averaging 19.4 points per game, ranking them 116th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 180.4 rushing yards per game which is 5th in C-USA. The Roadrunners have one of the worst defenses in the nation, giving up 31.7 points per contest which has them at 11th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Roadrunners have allowed 997 yards. Teams are completing 60.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.6 yards per attempt. When talking about yards on the ground, UTSA is giving up 209.9 yards per game putting them 13th in Conference USA and 116th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.6 yards per rush ranking them 14th in C-USA and 125th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,469 rushing yards through 7 games.
In their last game, the Texas A&M Aggies took on the Mississippi State Bulldogs and won 49-30. Running the show from under center for the Aggies was Kellen Mond who went 17/23 with 234 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. Isaiah Spiller led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 24 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 90 yards by way of 22 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.1 yards per run. Jalen Wydermyer was the receiving yardage leader by earning 63 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 31.5 yards per catch during the game. The Aggies ran the ball 39 times and racked up 207 yards giving them an average of 5.3 yards per rush. Overall, the Aggies earned a total of 24 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 45 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they finished with a total of 62 plays for 441 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Texas A&M gave up 13 completions on 30 tries totaling 194 yards, and a completion percentage of 43.3%. On the ground, the Aggies gave up 239 yards on 38 tries which gave them an average of 6.3 yards per run allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 433 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
The Aggies step onto the field holding a record of 5-3. Texas A&M needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 146 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 87th in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,168 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Aggies average 412.8 yards per game overall which has them at 58th in college football and 8th in the Southeastern Conference. The Aggies are giving up 22.9 points per contest ranking them 8th in the SEC and 41st in college football. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 183 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 148.6 yards per contest ranking them 54th in the country and 10th in the SEC. This year, they have given up 1,189 yards on the ground and 8.8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate units in the nation. They are allowing 199.9 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Aggies sit in 6th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Aggies -38
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