UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 10/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNLV Runnin' Rebels vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Roadrunners (-19)
Alamodome is the location where the UTSA Roadrunners (4-0) will go up against the UNLV Runnin' Rebels (0-4) on Saturday. UTSA opens this contest as 19-point favorites. The over/under is 55.5.
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels head into this matchup 0-4 this year. In their last game, the Runnin' Rebels took the field against the Fresno State Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 38-30. Charles Williams led the offense in rushing for the Runnin' Rebels with 19 carries for 102 yards (5.4 yards per attempt). Cameron Friel connected on 9/15 with 138 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 137.3 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Runnin' Rebels gave up 83 yards on 23 attempts, which is an average of 3.6 yds per rush allowed. UNLV conceded 30 completions on 42 attempts for 378 yards, and a completion rate of 71.4%. On the day, they tallied 64 plays which converted into 433 yds. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels ended up rushing 36 different times and compiled 152 yards, which earned them an average of 4.2 yards per tote.
The Runnin' Rebels currently have 1,061 total yards this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, UNLV has compiled 2 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 different times. UNLV has accounted for 53 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 21 penalties for 168 yds. As a unit they average 119.8 yards in the run game which has them sitting 106th in D-1. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels are averaging 19.0 PPG.
The Runnin' Rebels sit in 136th in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 39.5 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush and 163.5 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During the season, they have allowed 654 yards on the ground through 4 outings. Concerning yards through the air, the Runnin' Rebels have given up 1,236 yards which puts them in 133rd in college football. They have yielded 309.0 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 72.9%. For the year, they are granting 472.5 yards per outing which puts them 135th in Division 1. They have yielded 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 7 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Roadrunners step onto the field holding a record of 4-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Roadrunners got the victory with a final of 31-28 against the Memphis Tigers. Sincere McCormick carried the rock 42 times for 184 yds, finishing the game with 4.4 yds per carry for UTSA. Frank Harris (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 186 yds on 18/28 through the air while his quarterback rate was 131.9. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.6. UTSA allowed 32 running attempts for 87 yds (2.7 yards per rush). The Roadrunners secondary allowed a completion percentage of 60.0%, surrendering 329 yds on 15 out of 25 passing. The Roadrunners ended up finishing with 399 yards while they ran 92 plays (4.3 yards per play). UTSA rushed the ball for 3.3 yds per attempt, finishing with 205 yards on 62 attempts.
The UTSA Roadrunners maintain an average of 443.8 yards per game, which has them ranked 38th in the nation. The UTSA offense has accrued 164 yds of penalties on 16 infractions, which is good for 122nd in the nation in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season thus far, the Roadrunners have thrown for 1,072 passing yards as well as holding an average of 268.0 throwing yards per game, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Roadrunners are ranked 31st in college football holding an average of 37.3 points per game.
UTSA has conceded a total of 330 yards on the ground (82.5 yards per outing) in addition to 2 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have yielded 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 204.8 yards/game, which has them sitting 62nd in the country. The Roadrunners defense has taken part in 239 plays, which ranks them 34th in college football. The Roadrunners are relinquishing 17.8 points per game, which has them 43rd in college football. In total, they have given up 71 pts.
Who will win tonight's Runnin' Rebels/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roadrunners -19
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