North Texas Mean Green vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mustangs (-21)
Gerald J. Ford Stadium is where the SMU Mustangs (1-0) will meet the North Texas Mean Green (1-0) on Saturday. SMU opens this contest as 21-point favorites. The over/under is 73.
The North Texas Mean Green head into this game 1-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Mean Green faced the Northwestern State Demons and earned the victory with a final of 44-14. Jace Ruder went 10/21 with 131 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 96.7 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. Deandre Torrey was the best rusher for the Mean Green with 25 carries for 244 yards (9.8 yards per attempt). When the final whistle blew, they ran 76 plays which gave them a total of 527 yds. The North Texas Mean Green ended up rushing 50 different times and accumulated 345 yards, which came out to an average of 6.9 yds per carry. Against the run, the Mean Green conceded 261 yds on 49 tries, which averages out to 5.3 yds per rush surrendered. North Texas surrendered 16 completions on 26 attempts for 157 yards, and a completion rate of 61.5%.
In terms of scoring, the North Texas Mean Green hold an average of 44.0 PPG. Offensively they average 345.0 yards rushing which ranks them 5th in D-1. The Mean Green have racked up 527 yards in total for the season. When it comes to scoring, North Texas has earned 1 touchdown through the air and 4 touchdowns via the ground. North Texas has earned 29 1st downs offensively, and they have been flagged for 5 infractions for 46 yards.
Concerning passing yards, the Mean Green are giving up 157 yards which ranks them 48th in Division 1. They have conceded 157.0 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.5%. For the season, they are giving up 418.0 yards/game which puts them 105th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.3 yards per rushing attempt and 261.0 rushing yards per game on the campaign. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 261 rushing yards through 1 game. The Mean Green rank 54th in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 14.0 PPG.
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The Mustangs head into this game 1-0 for this year. When they last played, the Mustangs walked away with a victory by a final of 56-9 when they played the Abilene Christian Wildcats. Tanner Mordecai (7 touchdowns) finished the game with 317 yds on 24/30 passing while his QB rate was 245.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his Y/A was 10.6. Tre Siggers ran the football 11 times for 46 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.2 yards per attempt for SMU. The Mustangs finished the contest with a total of 501 yards while running 72 plays (7.0 yds per play). SMU rushed the football for 4.9 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 182 yds on 37 carries. SMU allowed 28 rushing attempts for 119 yards (4.3 yards per rush). The Mustangs secondary conceded a completion rate of 41.7%, relinquishing 213 yds on 15 out of 36 passing.
Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Mustangs are ranked 5th in college football averaging 56.0 PPG. During the season so far, the Mustangs have compiled 319 yards through the air, giving them a rank of 20th in college football. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 501.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 25th in Division 1. The SMU offense has compiled 10 yds of penalties on 2 infractions, which ranks them 119th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Mustangs are surrendering 9.0 points per contest, which has them 31st in Division 1. SMU has surrendered a total of 119 yards rushing. They have allowed 1 touchdown through the air in addition to 213.0 yards per game, ranking them 83rd in college football. The Mustangs defense has taken the field for 64 plays, which has them ranked 68th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mustangs -21
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