UTSA Roadrunners vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mean Green (+12)
The North Texas Mean Green (5-6) will take on the UTSA Roadrunners (11-0) at Apogee Stadium on Saturday. UTSA opens this matchup as 12-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 59.5.
The UTSA Roadrunners head into this matchup 11-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Roadrunners stepped onto the field against the UAB Blazers and went home with a win by a final score of 34-31. Frank Harris went 25/36 with 323 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 172.3 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Sincere McCormick led the offense in rushing for the Roadrunners with 20 totes for 65 yds (3.3 yds per attempt). Overall, they tallied 70 plays which converted into 375 yards. The UTSA Roadrunners rushed the ball a total of 34 different times and accrued 52 yds, which is an average of 1.5 yards per carry. On the ground, the Roadrunners gave up 220 yards on 39 attempts, which is 5.6 yards per run allowed. UTSA allowed 15 completions on 22 attempts for a total of 254 yds, and a completion rate of 68.2%.
Regarding scoring, the UTSA Roadrunners are averaging 38.2 points per game. As a unit they are averaging 177.1 yards via the ground game which ranks them 53rd in the nation. The Roadrunners have tallied 4,841 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, UTSA has earned 26 touchdowns through the air and 19 rushing touchdowns. UTSA has recorded 255 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 50 penalties for 481 yards. They have surrendered the football 9 different times.
Concerning passing yards, the Roadrunners are giving up 2,586 yds which ranks them 91st in D-1. They have given up 235.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 58.0%. In total, they have surrendered 336.5 yards/outing which has them ranked 41st in Division 1. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 6 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt and 101.4 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Overall, they have conceded 1,115 rushing yards through 11 games. The Roadrunners are sitting in 35th in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 20.1 PPG.
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The Mean Green come into this game with a record of 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Mean Green walked away with a victory by a final of 49-7 against the FIU Panthers. Ikaika Ragsdale ran the football 19 times for 102 yards, finishing the contest with 5.4 yards per attempt for North Texas. Austin Aune (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 219 yds on 6/12 through the air while his quarterback rate was 258.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his Y/A was 18.3. North Texas conceded 26 run attempts for 58 yds (2.2 yds per rush). The Mean Green secondary conceded a completion rate of 48.5%, surrendering 187 yds on 16 out of 33 passing. The Mean Green finished the game with 611 yards while running 71 plays (8.6 yds per play). North Texas rushed for 6.6 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 378 yds on 57 carries.
The North Texas Mean Green average 439.1 yards/game, which has them sitting 36th in Division 1. The North Texas offense has racked up 795 penalty yds on 85 violations, which ranks 12th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. For the year thus far, the Mean Green have compiled 2,218 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 201.6 passing yards per game, putting them at 98th in the nation. When looking at putting points on the board, the Mean Green are ranked 75th in Division 1 with 27.1 points per outing.
The Mean Green are surrendering 27.9 points per game, ranking them 94th in the nation. North Texas has given up a total of 1,628 yards rushing (148.0 yards per game) as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. This season, they have allowed 307 pts. They have allowed the opposition 22 touchdowns through the air as well as 231.3 yards per outing, which puts them in 82nd in the nation. The Mean Green defense has taken part in 732 plays, which ranks them 60th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mean Green +12
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