North Texas Mean Green vs MTSU Blue Raiders Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs MTSU Blue Raiders
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: North Texas (+7)
Austin Aune and the North Texas Mean Green (1-3) go to Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the MTSU Blue Raiders (1-4). MTSU opens this contest as 7-point favorites. The O/U is set at 67.5.
The last time they played, the North Texas Mean Green took the field against the Charlotte 49ers and went home in defeat by a score of 49-21. Austin Aune went 23/43 with 382 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception for the contest. DeAndre Torrey led the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 19 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 89 yards by way of 14 carries which gave him an average of 6.4 yards per tote. Jaelon Darden was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 244 yards on 13 receptions. He averaged 18.8 yards per catch for that game.
The Mean Green have tallied 2,200 total yards for the season. As a team they are averaging 203.3 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 20th in D-1. In terms of notching touchdowns, North Texas has compiled 12 touchdowns through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. Concerning scoring, the North Texas Mean Green are sitting at 36.0 points per outing. Concerning yards via the pass, the Mean Green have given up 1,367 yds which ranks them 85th in D-1. Overall, they have surrendered 578.8 yards/contest which ranks them 87th in D-1. The Mean Green are ranked 86th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 46.5 PPG. They are giving up 5.6 yards per rushing attempt and 237.0 yards on the ground per contest on the year. Over the course of their 4 games played, they have yielded 341.8 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.3%. In total, they have given up 948 yards on the ground through 4 games.
For his career, Aune has thrown for 1,244 yards with 9 TD's and 2 interceptions. Since his collegiate career started, he has left the pocket to run 17 times for a total of 20 yds. He has a QB rating of 155.9 with a touchdown percentage of 6.9% and an interception rate of 1.5%. He is throwing for 207.3 yds per outing. Austin Aune has connected on 74 of his attempted career 131 throws for a completion percentage of 56.5%.
In their last contest, the MTSU Blue Raiders took the field against the FIU Golden Panthers and ended up getting the win by a score of 31-28. Asher O'Hara paced the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 31 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in this outing. He rushed for a total of 106 yards via 23 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per run. Jarrin Pierce was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 80 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 16.0 yards per reception in this game. Asher O'Hara went 23/42 with 268 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 TD's. He gave away 2 picks for the game.
For the season so far, the Blue Raiders have compiled 1,120 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 224.0 passing yards per game, ranking them 49th in college football. The MTSU Blue Raiders have an average of 342.2 yards per game ranking them 63rd in college football. They have an average of 118.2 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 591 yards for the year. Concerning putting points on the board, the Blue Raiders sit 70th in Division 1 averaging 19.4 PPG. The Blue Raiders are relinquishing 34.8 PPG, which has them sitting 75th in college football. Overall, they have allowed 174 pts. MTSU has surrendered a total of 1,084 yards via the ground game (216.8 yards per game) as well as 14 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have yielded 7 touchdowns from the passing game and 166.6 yards/game, which has them sitting 20th in Division 1.
During the 19 contests in his career, Asher O'Hara has completed 321 of his 514 tries for 3,742 yds. He averages 196.9 passing yards per contest with a 134.1 QB rating. O'Hara has thrown 26 touchdowns while tossing 16 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for 1,480 yds on 315 attempts. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 5.1% and his interception percentage is 3.1%.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders -7
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