UTSA Roadrunners vs Texas State Bobcats Prediction, 9/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Texas State Bobcats
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Location: Bobcat Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UTSA (+6.5)
Frank Harris and the UTSA Roadrunners travel to Bobcat Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Texas State Bobcats. The spread on this game has Texas State as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 53.
In the last game they played in 2019, the UTSA Roadrunners played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and left there with a loss by a score of 41-27. Sincere McCormick paced the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 51 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 119 yards via 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per run. Sheldon Jones was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 115 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 14.4 yards per catch in this game. Leading the way at QB for the Roadrunners was Jordan Weeks who went 26/44 with 280 yards via the pass and added 1 touchdown. He walked away with 2 interceptions on this day.
The Roadrunners come into this game after finishing with a record of 4-8 last year. In terms of scoring, they were one of the worst in the country with an average of 20.3 points per game, putting them 117th in college football. As a unit, they had an average of 163.8 rushing yards per game which was 7th in C-USA. For total yards, they sat at 11th in C-USA and 112th in college football with 4,156 yards. They were a low scoring offensive team in the conference and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Roadrunners had one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1 allowing 33.9 points per contest, which had them at 13th in C-USA and 111th in Division 1. In discussing rushing yards, UTSA allowed 198.9 yards per contest ranking them 12th in C-USA and 104th in D-1. They allowed teams to run for an average of 5.3 yards per carry which had them at 13th in C-USA and 117th in Division 1 overall. In total, they allowed 2,387 yards rushing through 12 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Roadrunners allowed 2,189 yards. Teams completed 63.4% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 8.2 yards per try.
Last week the Texas State Bobcats took on the SMU Mustangs and left there with a loss by a score of 31-24. Running the show from under center for the Bobcats was Brady McBride who went 21/39 with 227 yards by way of passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick on this day. Calvin Hill paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 100 yards by way of 13 carries which had him averaging 7.7 yards per run. Trevis Graham Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 59 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 19.7 yards per catch for the game.
The Bobcats come into this matchup after finishing with a record of 3-9. In discussing the offensive production, the Bobcats had one of the most lackluster offenses in the nation. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Bobcats sat in 11th in the Sun Belt and 122nd out of all the teams in the country averaging 18.4 points per game. Texas State needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 76.7 yards per game, ranking them 127th in Division 1. As a team, they had a total of 920 yards rushing through 12 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Bobcats averaged 317.8 yards per game overall ranking them 121st in the country and 11th in the conference.
The Bobcats allowed 32.6 points per game which put them at 6th in the Sun Belt and 106th in D-1. Their pass defense was one of the top groups in Division 1. They conceded 199.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bobcats ranked 2nd in the conference. In regard to points allowed, they allowed 391 total points. In terms of yards on the ground, they gave up 216.8 yards per game which put them at 118th in the nation and 8th in the Sun Belt. Last season gave up a total of 2,602 yards rushing.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Bobcats college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +6.5
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