Florida Atlantic Owls vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Atlantic Owls vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mean Green (+4)
The North Texas Mean Green (2-3) are welcoming the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-3) at Apogee Stadium on Saturday. North Texas is 4-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 67.
The Florida Atlantic Owls step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Owls took the field against the Purdue Boilermakers and took a loss by a final of 28-26. N'Kosi Perry connected on 18/30 with 230 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 150.7 and walked away from the game with 1 pick. N'Kosi Perry led the offense in rushing for the Owls with 13 carries for 94 yards (7.2 yards per attempt). The Florida Atlantic Owls ran the football 43 different times and totaled 190 yards, which had them averaging 4.4 yards per tote. At the end of the game, they ran 73 plays for 420 yds. Florida Atlantic gave up 22 pass completions on 31 attempts for a total of 166 yards, and a completion rate of 71.0%. Against the rush, the Owls gave up 188 yards on 36 attempts, which calculates to 5.2 yards per run allowed.
The Owls have earned 2,307 total yards over the course of this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Florida Atlantic has totaled 13 touchdowns through the air and 7 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 7 different times. Florida Atlantic has accumulated 122 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 35 penalties for 372 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 215.2 yards rushing which is 22nd in the nation. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Florida Atlantic Owls have an average of 32.6 points per contest.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Owls are giving up 1,269 yds which has them ranked 125th in college football. They have relinquished 253.8 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 66.0%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 401.6 yards/game which ranks them 90th in Division 1. They have given up 11 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 147.8 yards on the ground per game on the season. For the year, they have given up 739 rushing yards through 5 outings. The Owls are sitting in 78th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 26.2 points per contest.
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The Mean Green come into this game with a record of 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Mean Green went home defeated by a final of 44-34 when they faced the Memphis Tigers. Austin Aune (3 TDs) ended the contest with 371 yards on 27/49 passing while his quarterback rate was 130.7. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.6. Oscar Adaway III carried the rock 12 times for 46 yards, finishing the contest with 3.8 yds per attempt for North Texas. North Texas rushed the football for 3.4 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 102 yds on 30 attempts. The Mean Green finished the contest with 473 yards and they ran 80 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Mean Green pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 65.5%, surrendering 141 yds on 19 for 29 passing. North Texas relinquished 44 run attempts for 191 yards (4.3 yds per rush).
When looking at their ability to score points, the Mean Green are 60th in D-1 averaging 32.2 points per game. During this campaign thus far, the Mean Green have thrown for 1,391 yards through the air as well as an average of 278.2 passing yards per game, putting them at 38th in the country. The North Texas Mean Green hold an average of 475.0 yards per outing, which is good for 30th in the nation. The North Texas offense has compiled 213 yds of penalties on 23 violations, which ranks 90th in the nation in terms of hurting your team.
The Mean Green are surrendering 38.0 points per contest, ranking them 119th in the country. North Texas has surrendered a total of 1,032 rushing yards (206.4 yards/game) and 11 touchdowns on the ground on the year. Overall, they have allowed 190 pts. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns via the pass and 262.0 yards/contest, which puts them in 99th in D-1. The Mean Green defense has been on the field for 371 plays, which is good for 131st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -4
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