North Texas Mean Green vs Miami RedHawks Prediction, 12/23/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs Miami RedHawks
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Location: Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: RedHawks (-3.5)
The Miami RedHawks (6-6) will try to beat the North Texas Mean Green (6-6) at Toyota Stadium on Thursday in the Frisco Football Classic. Miami opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 53.
The North Texas Mean Green step onto the field holding a record of 6-6 this season. In their last matchup, the Mean Green faced off with the UTSA Roadrunners and took home the win by a score of 45-23. Austin Aune went 10/17 with 116 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 116.1 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Deandre Torrey was the rushing leader for the Mean Green with 23 totes for 108 yds (4.7 yds per carry). The North Texas Mean Green ran the football 60 different times and amassed 340 yards, which had them averaging 5.7 yards per attempt. For the game, they had 77 plays which totaled 456 yds. North Texas surrendered 12 completions on 27 attempts for a total of 161 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.4%. In the running game, the Mean Green conceded 205 yards on 35 tries, which is an average of 5.9 yards per rush allowed.
The Mean Green have earned 5,286 total yards this season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, North Texas has totaled 12 touchdowns through the air and 30 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the football 16 times. North Texas has 282 first downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 88 penalties for 820 yds. As a team they're averaging 246.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 3rd in the nation. Regarding getting in the endzone, the North Texas Mean Green are sitting at 28.6 points per game.
The Mean Green sit in 78th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 27.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 152.8 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,834 yards via the running game in 12 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Mean Green are conceding 2,705 yds which ranks them 61st in D-1. They have allowed 225.4 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.0%. During this campaign, they are giving up 378.2 yards per game putting them 65th in the nation. They have yielded 23 touchdowns through the air in addition to 17 touchdowns on the ground.
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The RedHawks come into this game with a record of 6-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the RedHawks took a loss by a final score of 48-47 against the Kent State Golden Flashes. Kevin Davis carried the ball 10 times for 56 yards, finishing the contest with 5.6 yards per carry for Miami. Brett Gabbert (4 touchdowns) finished the contest with 405 yards on 26/51 passing while his quarterback rating was 135.7. He tossed 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.9. Miami relinquished 51 attempts on the ground for 303 yards (5.9 yards per rush). The RedHawks passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 73.5%, surrendering 339 yards on 25 for 34 passing. The RedHawks finished the game with 549 yards while they ran 82 plays (6.7 yards per play). Miami rushed the ball for 4.6 yards per tote, finishing the game with 144 yds on 31 carries.
Regarding their ability to score points, the RedHawks rank 63rd in college football by scoring 29.1 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the RedHawks have compiled 3,391 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 282.6 throwing yards per contest, which has them ranked 20th in D-1. The Miami RedHawks maintain an average of 425.9 yards/game, which is good for 47th in the nation. The Miami offense has 755 yards of penalties on 82 infractions, which ranks 42nd in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
The RedHawks are relinquishing 23.8 PPG, which has them 45th in D-1. Miami has surrendered a total of 1,811 yards rushing (150.9 yards/game) and 16 touchdowns on the ground on the year. Over the course of the season, they have given up 286 pts. They have allowed the opposition 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 222.0 yards/game, ranking them 60th in the country. The RedHawks defense has participated in 800 plays, which is 42nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/RedHawks college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the RedHawks -3.5
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