MTSU Blue Raiders vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: MTSU Blue Raiders vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Roadrunners (-11.5)
Alamodome is the location where the UTSA Roadrunners (2-0) will compete against the MTSU Blue Raiders (1-1) on Saturday. MTSU opens this matchup as 11.5-point underdogs. The total is 56.5.
The MTSU Blue Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Blue Raiders played against the Virginia Tech Hokies and took a loss by a score of 35-14. Bailey Hockman went 19/32 with 207 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 117.8 and walked away from the contest with 1 interception. Amir Rasul led the offense in rushing for the Blue Raiders with 14 attempts for 39 yds (2.8 yards per attempt). In all, they tallied 76 plays which totaled 349 yards. The MTSU Blue Raiders ended up running the ball 36 different times and had 66 yds, earning them an average of 1.8 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Blue Raiders gave up 224 yds on 39 tries, which is an average of 5.7 yds per rush allowed. MTSU relinquished 17 pass completions on 28 tries for 159 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.7%.
When it comes to scoring, the MTSU Blue Raiders hold an average of 32.0 points per contest. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 81.0 yards rushing which has them sitting 107th in the nation. The Blue Raiders have tallied 693 yards in total for the year. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, MTSU has totaled 5 touchdowns through the air and 2 touchdowns on the ground. MTSU has amassed 39 1st downs, and they have committed 13 penalties for 107 yards.
The Blue Raiders are ranked 97th in Division 1 in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 25.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 156.0 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have conceded 312 running yards through 2 outings. In terms of yards via the pass, the Blue Raiders are giving up 345 yds which has them ranked 69th in the nation. They have given up 172.5 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 62.9%. For the season, they are giving up 328.5 yards/game which ranks them 90th in D-1.
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The Roadrunners head into this game 2-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Roadrunners got the win with a final of 54-0 against the Lamar Cardinals. Frank Harris finished the contest with 118 yards on 13/15 passing while his quarterback rating was 152.7. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.9. Sincere McCormick carried the ball 7 times for 46 yds, finishing the game with 6.6 yds per attempt for UTSA. UTSA ran the ball for 3.7 yds per carry, totaling 106 yards on 29 attempts. The Roadrunners finished the contest with a total of 427 yds while they ran 61 plays (7.0 yds per play). The Roadrunners pass defense conceded a completion rate of 46.2%, relinquishing 33 yards on 6 out of 13 passing. UTSA gave up 36 rush attempts for 89 yards (2.5 yds per rush).
In terms of how much they score, the Roadrunners are ranking 17th in college football averaging 45.5 points per outing. For the season so far, the Roadrunners have a total of 601 passing yards as well as holding an average of 300.5 passing yards per contest, which has them sitting 18th in D-1. The UTSA Roadrunners hold an average of 462.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 30th in the nation. The UTSA offense has accrued 58 penalty yds on 5 violations, which is 116th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Roadrunners are surrendering 15.0 points per game, which has them sitting 47th in D-1. UTSA has conceded a total of 235 yards on the ground (117.5 yards per outing) and 0 TDs via the rush on the campaign. In total, they have conceded 30 total points. They have allowed 3 touchdowns from the passing game and 149.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 55th in D-1. The Roadrunners defense has taken the field for 127 plays, which ranks them 74th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Blue Raiders/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Roadrunners -11.5
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