North Texas Mean Green vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Faurot Field in Columbia, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-18.5)
The Missouri Tigers (2-3) will take on the North Texas Mean Green (1-3) at Faurot Field on Saturday. North Texas opens this contest as 18.5-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 66.5.
The North Texas Mean Green head into this game 1-3 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Mean Green faced the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and ended up losing by a score of 24-17. Deandre Torrey was the rushing leader for the Mean Green with 26 attempts for 119 yds (4.6 yds per carry). Austin Aune went 12/27 with 79 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rate of 81.2 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Against the run, the Mean Green gave up 79 yards on 40 tries, which is an average of 2.0 yards per run surrendered. North Texas conceded 19 pass completions on 28 attempts for 207 yards, and a completion rate of 67.9%. For the game, they tallied 86 plays which totaled 333 yds. The North Texas Mean Green ran the rock 49 different times and tallied 241 yds, which earned them an average of 4.9 yds per carry.
In terms of getting in the endzone, the North Texas Mean Green are averaging 19.8 points per game. As a unit they're holding an average of 207.3 yards in the run game ranking them 26th in D-1. The Mean Green have earned 1,586 total yards this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, North Texas has earned 4 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground. North Texas has a total of 94 1st downs as an offense, and they have been flagged for 32 infractions for 271 yds. They have turned the ball over 6 times.
The Mean Green rank 105th in Division 1 in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 28.3 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt and 184.5 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have conceded 738 rushing yards through 4 games. Concerning passing yards, the Mean Green are allowing 909 yds which has them ranked 50th in the country. They are giving up 227.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 62.5%. During the season, they have yielded 411.8 yards/outing putting them 106th in college football. They have granted 9 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Tigers head into this matchup 2-3 this year. The last time they took the field, the Tigers took a loss by a final score of 62-24 against the Tennessee Volunteers. Connor Bazelak ended the contest with 322 yards on 27/44 passing while his quarterback rating was 113.7. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.3. Tyler Badie carried the rock 21 times for 41 yds, walking away from the contest with 2.0 yds per attempt for Missouri. The Tigers finished the contest with a total of 396 yards while running 74 plays (5.4 yds per play). Missouri ran for 2.5 yards per attempt, finishing with 74 yds on 30 carries. Missouri allowed 59 running attempts for 458 yards (7.8 yds per rush). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion percentage of 78.9%, surrendering 225 yds on 15 out of 19 passing.
In terms of their ability to score points, the Tigers are sitting 26th in D-1 by scoring 35.8 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Tigers have racked up 1,616 yards through the air as well as an average of 323.2 passing yards per contest, which ranks 11th in college football. The Missouri Tigers are averaging 465.6 yards per contest, which ranks them 25th in the nation. The Missouri offense has compiled 266 penalty yds on 28 violations, which is good for 83rd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
The Tigers are giving up 38.0 PPG, which has them 135th in Division 1. Missouri has yielded a total of 1,541 yards on the ground (308.2 yards/game) and 17 touchdowns via the rush for the year. In total, they have relinquished 190 points in total. They have allowed 8 touchdowns through the air and 191.8 yards/game, which puts them in 50th in Division 1. The Tigers defense has been on the field for 363 plays, which is good for 122nd in college football.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green +18.5
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