UTSA Roadrunners vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: FAU Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA (+6.5)
FAU Stadium is the venue where Nick Tronti and the Florida Atlantic Owls (1-1) will take on the UTSA Roadrunners (4-3) on Saturday. UTSA opens this game as 6.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 54.
In their last game, the UTSA Roadrunners faced the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and went home with the win by a score of 27-26. Sincere McCormick led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 45 yards and he ran for 3 TD's for this contest. He scurried for 165 yards via 37 carries which gave him an average of 4.5 yards per tote. Tykee Ogle-Kellogg was the receiving yardage leader by earning 96 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 24.0 yards per reception in this game. Frank Harris went 18/33 with 189 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 2 picks on the day.
The Roadrunners have racked up 2,801 total yards over the course of this year. Offensively they're averaging 185.7 yards on the ground which is 32nd in the country. When it comes to getting in the endzone, UTSA has compiled 8 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about scoring, the UTSA Roadrunners have an average of 26.9 PPG. When talking about passing yardage, the Roadrunners have conceded 1,715 yards which has them ranked 109th in the country. Overall, they have relinquished 410.1 yards/game which ranks them 70th in D-1. The Roadrunners sit in 61st in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 27.9 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 165.1 rushing yards per game on the season. In their 7 games played, they have allowed 245.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 64.9%. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,156 yards via the ground game in 7 contests.
Frank Harris has completed 147 of his attempted career 225 tosses for a completion percentage of 65.3%. He is throwing for 127.2 yards per outing. For his college career, Harris has passed for a total of 1,272 yards with 7 TD's and 6 interceptions. His QB rating is 117.8 with a touchdown rate of 3.1% and an interception percentage of 2.7%. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 86 different times for a total of 324 rushing yds.
In their last contest, the Florida Atlantic Owls took on the Marshall Thundering Herd and went home in defeat by a score of 20-9. Nick Tronti went 18/30 with 148 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 pick for the contest. Malcolm Davidson led the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 35 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this contest. He ran for a total of 62 yards on 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.8 yards per run. Jordan Merrell led the team in receiving yardage by earning 48 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 9.6 yards per reception in this contest.
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Owls sit 93rd in the nation averaging 15.0 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Owls have thrown for a total of 246 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 123.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 92nd in Division 1. They average 151.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 303 yards for this year. The Florida Atlantic Owls hold an average of 274.5 yards per game which has them ranked 92nd in college football. Florida Atlantic has yielded a total of 216 yards rushing (108.0 yards/game) as well as 1 touchdown via the rush this season. The Owls are allowing 18.5 points per contest, ranking them 28th in the country. This year, they have surrendered 37 pts. They have given up 3 touchdowns through the air and 282.5 yards per outing, which puts them in 97th in D-1.
Tronti has thrown 4 touchdowns while tossing 2 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 5.4% and his interception percentage is 2.7%. He has taken off and run for 288 yds on 72 tries. He averages 32.8 yds per game through the air with a 123.0 quarterback rating. In 13 contests in his college career, Nick Tronti has completed 46 of 74 attempts for 426 yds.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Owls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Owls -6.5
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