North Texas Mean Green vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Bulldogs (-13)
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (1-2) host the North Texas Mean Green (1-2) at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday. Louisiana Tech is 13-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 63.5.
The North Texas Mean Green come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for this year. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Mean Green faced the UAB Blazers and took a loss by a score of 40-6. Deandre Torrey was the leader on the ground for the Mean Green with 24 totes for 82 yds (3.4 yds per carry). Austin Aune connected on 8/21 with 65 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 64.1 and finished the contest with no picks. Against the rush, the Mean Green conceded 173 yds on 51 tries, which calculates to 3.4 yards per run allowed. North Texas gave up 7 completions on 14 tries for 234 yards, and a completion rate of 50.0%. At the end of the game, they tallied 78 plays which totaled 220 yds. The North Texas Mean Green ended up rushing 44 different times and accumulated 121 yds, which is an average of 2.8 yards per attempt.
The Mean Green have earned 1,253 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, North Texas has compiled 3 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 times. North Texas has amassed 70 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 25 infractions for 211 yards. As a unit they are averaging 196.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 36th in Division 1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the North Texas Mean Green have an average of 20.7 PPG.
Regarding yards through the air, the Mean Green have conceded 702 yards which ranks them 97th in Division 1. They are allowing 234.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 60.5%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 453.7 yards per outing ranking them 125th in the country. The opposition is running for an average of 5.0 yards per rush and 219.7 yards on the ground per game so far this season. In total, they have allowed 659 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Mean Green rank 115th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 29.7 points per contest.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with a record of 1-2 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 39-37 when they played the SMU Mustangs. Austin Kendall (4 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 351 yds on 24/41 passing while his quarterback rate was 157.8. He had 1 pick and his Y/A was 8.6. Marcus Williams Jr. carried the football 13 times for 65 yards, finishing the contest with 5.0 yards per carry for Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs finished with a total of 483 yds while they ran 71 plays (6.8 yds per play). Louisiana Tech ran for 4.4 yards per tote, totaling 132 yds on 30 carries. Louisiana Tech surrendered 38 rush attempts for 184 yds (4.8 yds per rush). The Bulldogs passing defense allowed a completion rate of 75.0%, relinquishing 395 yards on 36 out of 48 passing.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs have an average of 434.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 42nd in the country. The Louisiana Tech offense has 122 yds of penalties on 20 violations, which has them sitting 45th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. For the year to this point, the Bulldogs have thrown for a total of 869 passing yards along with an average of 289.7 passing yards per outing, which ranks 26th in Division 1. In terms of their ability to score points, the Bulldogs are ranked 34th in the nation averaging 38.7 PPG.
Louisiana Tech has allowed a total of 348 yards via the ground game (116.0 yards per contest) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have allowed the opposition 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 420.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 142nd in the nation. The Bulldogs defense has been on the field for 238 plays, which ranks them 132nd in D-1. The Bulldogs are relinquishing 38.7 points per contest, which has them 134th in D-1. Overall, they have allowed 116 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -13
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