UTSA Roadrunners vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-5)
The UTSA Roadrunners (3-0) are en route to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Memphis Tigers (3-0). Memphis is 5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 65.
The UTSA Roadrunners come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 this season. In their last contest, the Roadrunners faced the MTSU Blue Raiders and notched a win by a score of 27-13. Frank Harris finished 24/39 with 264 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 125.1 and ended the game with 2 interceptions. Sincere McCormick was the best rusher for the Roadrunners with 23 totes for 105 yds (4.6 yards per attempt). Overall, they ran 89 plays for 452 yards. The UTSA Roadrunners ran the ball 44 different times and had 175 yards, earning them an average of 4.0 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Roadrunners conceded 8 yds on 25 attempts, which is 0.3 yards per run allowed. UTSA surrendered 14 pass completions on 30 attempts for 191 yards, and a completion rate of 46.7%.
In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the UTSA Roadrunners are sitting at 39.3 points per outing. Offensively they have an average of 166.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 66th in college football. The Roadrunners have earned 1,376 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, UTSA has totaled 5 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. UTSA has a total of 69 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 12 penalties for 118 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 4 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Roadrunners are allowing 490 yards which ranks them 39th in college football. They have given up 163.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 48.8%. For the season, they have allowed 244.3 yards per outing putting them at 22nd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.5 yards per rushing attempt and 81.0 yards on the ground per contest on the season. For the season, they have allowed 243 running yards through 3 outings. The Roadrunners are sitting in 30th in Division 1 regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 14.3 points per game.
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The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Tigers got the win with a final of 31-29 when they faced the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Brandon Thomas ran the football 16 times for 83 yds, finishing the game with 5.2 yds per attempt for Memphis. Seth Henigan (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 159 yards on 16/28 through the air while his QB rating was 121.3. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 5.7. Memphis relinquished 16 rush attempts for 49 yds (3.1 yds per rush). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion rate of 74.6%, surrendering 419 yards on 50 out of 67 passing. The Tigers finished the game with a total of 246 yards and they ran 53 plays (4.6 yards per play). Memphis ran the ball for 3.5 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 87 yds on 25 attempts.
The Memphis Tigers average 505.0 yards per game, ranking them 19th in Division 1. The Memphis offense has racked up 161 penalty yards on 19 infractions, which is good for 56th in the nation in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Tigers have a total of 841 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 280.3 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 35th in D-1. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Tigers rank 15th in college football averaging 42.7 points per contest.
The Tigers are giving up 32.0 points per game, ranking them 123rd in Division 1. Memphis has allowed the opposition a total of 249 yards via the ground game (83.0 yards per outing) and 3 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have given up 96 pts. They have allowed 9 touchdowns through the air and 400.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 141st in the country. The Tigers defense has been on the field for 242 plays, ranking them 135th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +5
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