Rice Owls vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rice Owls vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-26)
The Rice Owls (0-2) are traveling to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Texas Longhorns (1-1). Texas opens this contest as 26-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 52.5.
The Rice Owls come into this game with a record of 0-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Owls played against the Houston Cougars and took a loss by a score of 44-7. Khalan Griffin was the leader on the ground for the Owls with 19 totes for 86 yds (4.5 yds per attempt). Luke McCaffrey went 9/19 with 86 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 71.2 and finished the game with 3 interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Owls conceded 144 yards on 35 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yds per run surrendered. Rice allowed 23 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 249 yds, and a completion rate of 69.7%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 55 plays which gave them a total of 212 yds. The Rice Owls ended up rushing 36 different times and accrued 126 yards, which came out to an average of 3.5 yards per tote.
The Owls have earned 520 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Rice has compiled 2 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown on the ground. Rice has 34 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 15 penalties for 115 yds. As a team they are averaging 103.5 yards on the ground ranking them 94th in Division 1. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Rice Owls are averaging 12.0 PPG.
The Owls sit in 134th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 41.0 points per game. They are giving up 4.9 yards per run and 194.5 yards on the ground per contest on the campaign. In total, they have allowed 389 yards via the ground game in 2 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Owls have given up 377 yds which has them ranked 82nd in Division 1. They have given up 188.5 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 64.8%. For the season, they are conceding 383.0 yards per contest ranking them 109th in D-1.
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The Longhorns step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 this season. For their last game, the Longhorns walked away with a loss by a score of 40-21 against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Bijan Robinson ran the football 19 times for 69 yards, finishing the contest with 3.6 yards per carry for Texas. Hudson Card finished the contest with 61 yards on 8/15 passing while his QB rating was 87.5. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 4.1. Texas relinquished 47 rushing attempts for 333 yards (7.1 yards per carry). The Longhorns passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 73.7%, relinquishing 138 yds on 14 out of 19 through the air. The Longhorns finished with a total of 256 yards and they ran 64 plays (4.0 yards per play). Texas ended up running for 3.4 yards per attempt, finishing the game with 138 yards on 41 attempts.
The Texas Longhorns have an average of 345.5 yards/game, which has them sitting 70th in college football. The Texas offense has compiled 84 yards of penalties on 11 violations, which ranks 70th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. Over the course of the season to this point, the Longhorns have earned 383 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 191.5 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 71st in the country. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Longhorns currently rank 73rd in Division 1 holding an average of 29.5 points per game.
Texas has allowed the opposition a total of 409 rushing yards (204.5 yards/game) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have conceded 1 touchdown via the pass as well as 210.0 yards/outing, ranking them 100th in the country. The Longhorns defense has participated in 135 plays, which is 94th in Division 1. The Longhorns are allowing 29.0 PPG, which puts them 108th in Division 1. This year, they have surrendered 58 pts.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +26
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