Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 12/3/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Location: Apogee Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Louisiana Tech (-4)
Luke Anthony and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-3) go to Apogee Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the North Texas Mean Green (3-4). Louisiana Tech opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The over/under opens at 64.5.
In their last game, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs faced the UAB Blazers and left there with a win by a score of 37-34. Israel Tucker led the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 54 yards via 17 carries which gave him an average of 3.2 yards per run. Adrian Hardy led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 101 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 14.4 yards per reception for that game. Aaron Allen went 18/26 with 191 yards via the pass and completed 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Bulldogs have earned 2,341 total yards for this campaign. As a unit they average 92.0 yards in the run game which is 123rd in the country. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Louisiana Tech has earned 18 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. Concerning scoring, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs hold an average of 30.3 points per contest. In terms of yards through the air, the Bulldogs have conceded 1,772 yds which puts them in 90th in Division 1. During the season, they are giving up 420.7 yards per outing which has them ranked 85th in the country. The Bulldogs rank 98th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 32.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 167.6 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In their 7 games played, they have yielded 253.1 yards per game via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.4%. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,173 running yards through 7 games.
Luke Anthony has completed 110 of his attempted career 176 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.5%. He is throwing for 172.6 yds per contest. For his collegiate career, Anthony has passed for a total of 1,208 yards with 13 TD's and 4 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 140.0 with a touchdown percentage of 7.4% and an interception rate of 2.3%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 41 different times totaling -26 yds.
In their last outing, the North Texas Mean Green took the field against the UTSA Roadrunners and left there with a loss by a score of 49-17. Oscar Adaway III led the team on the ground in this game. His longest run of the day went for 32 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 101 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 6.7 yards per run. Jaelon Darden was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 143 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 17.9 yards per reception in this game. Austin Aune went 9/19 with 115 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game without an interception.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Mean Green rank 28th in college football with 34.3 PPG. During the season thus far, the Mean Green have thrown for a total of 2,030 yards via the pass along with an average of 290.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 22nd in the country. They maintain an average of 246.9 run yards per game and have run for 1,728 yards for this season. The North Texas Mean Green maintain an average of 536.9 yards/contest ranking them 5th in the country. The Mean Green are allowing 41.0 points per contest, which has them 135th in college football. Overall, they have conceded 287 total points. North Texas has given up a total of 1,708 rushing yards (244.0 yards per game) as well as 18 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the year. They have surrendered 19 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 291.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 130th in the nation.
In 13 contests in his career, Jason Bean has completed 63 of 115 tries for a total of 825 yards. He averages 63.5 yds per game through the air with a 137.3 quarterback rating. Bean has thrown 12 touchdowns compared to 7 picks in his career. He has rushed for 429 yards on 47 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 10.4% and his interception percentage is 6.1%.
Who will win tonight's Bulldogs/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -4
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