UTSA Roadrunners vs Rice Owls Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Rice Owls
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Rice Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA (+3.5)
Frank Harris and the UTSA Roadrunners (4-4) travel to Rice Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Rice Owls (1-1). Rice opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 49.5.
In their last game, the UTSA Roadrunners played the Florida Atlantic Owls and left there with a loss by a score of 24-3. Frank Harris paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 50 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 66 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per run. Joshua Cephus was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 63 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 12.6 yards per reception in this contest. Frank Harris went 12/26 with 109 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
The Roadrunners have racked up 3,031 yards in total over the course of this season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 175.5 yards on the ground ranking this team at 39th in Division 1. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, UTSA has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. When talking about scoring points, the UTSA Roadrunners are sitting at 23.9 PPG. Regarding passing yardage, the Roadrunners are conceding 1,851 yards which has them ranked 109th in college football. For the year, they are conceding 400.4 yards per contest which puts them 68th in college football. The Roadrunners are ranked 60th in the nation in terms of team defense, giving up 27.4 PPG. They are giving up 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 169.0 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. In their 8 games, they are giving up 231.4 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 64.1%. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 1,352 yards via the ground game in 8 outings.
For his career, Harris has passed for a total of 1,381 yards with 7 TD's and 6 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the ball 100 different times totaling 390 yds. He has a QB rating of 114.0 with a TD rate of 2.8% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. He is averaging 125.5 yards per game. Frank Harris has completed 159 of his attempted career 251 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.3%.
In their last game, the Rice Owls went up against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and notched a win by a score of 30-6. Mike Collins went 12/17 with 233 yards by way of passing and tossed 4 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Juma Otoviano paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He racked up a total of 111 yards via 25 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. Austin Trammell was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 143 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 20.4 yards per reception for the game.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Owls are ranked 40th in the country holding an average of 32.0 PPG. For the year thus far, the Owls have thrown for a total of 475 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 237.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 50th in the country. They are averaging 181.0 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 362 yards in total. The Rice Owls average 418.5 yards/outing which ranks them 43rd in college football. The Owls are conceding 23.0 points per game, which has them 42nd in D-1. Overall, they have given up 46 total points. Rice has allowed a total of 218 yards on the ground (109.0 yards per outing) as well as 2 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air and 251.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 79th in Division 1.
During the 12 games in his career, Mike Collins has been successful on 112 of 197 tries for a total of 1,583 yards. He averages 131.9 yds per game through the air with a 144.8 QB rating. Collins has thrown for 14 touchdowns while tossing 3 picks in his career. He has run for 133 yds on 56 tries. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 7.1% and his interception percentage is 1.5%.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -3.5
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