North Texas Mean Green vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Roadrunners (-9)
The UTSA Roadrunners (5-2) will try to beat the North Texas Mean Green (4-3) at Alamodome on Saturday. UTSA opens this matchup as 9-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 69.
The North Texas Mean Green head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. In their last game, the Mean Green faced the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and earned the victory with a final of 47-27. Ayo Adeyi led the offense in rushing for the Mean Green with 7 totes for 122 yards (17.4 yards per carry). Austin Aune went 11/20 with 196 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 160.3 and ended the contest with 1 pick. In the running game, the Mean Green conceded 80 yds on 38 attempts, which is an average of 2.1 yds per run allowed. North Texas gave up 26 pass completions on 37 tries for 424 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.3%. In all, they had 68 plays which gave them 671 yds. The North Texas Mean Green ran the football 47 different times and accumulated 475 yards, which is an average of 10.1 yards per attempt.
Regarding putting points on the board, the North Texas Mean Green hold an average of 36.1 points per outing. As a team they maintain an average of 251.3 yards rushing which is 6th in the country. The Mean Green have earned 3,527 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, North Texas has compiled 17 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns via the ground. North Texas has 170 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 40 infractions for 349 yards. They have turned the football over 13 times.
The Mean Green are sitting in 118th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 35.0 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 178.4 rushing yards per contest on the season. During the season, they have allowed 1,249 yards via the ground game in 7 games. When talking about yards through the air, the Mean Green are conceding 2,029 yds which puts them in 125th in Division 1. They have relinquished 289.9 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 61.7%. In total, they have allowed 468.3 yards per contest which puts them 122nd in D-1. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Roadrunners come into this matchup with a record of 5-2 this year. In their last game, the Roadrunners walked away with a victory by a final of 30-10 against the FIU Panthers. Frank Harris (2 TDs) ended the game with 303 yards on 24/35 through the air while his QB rating was 160.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 8.7. Kevorian Barnes carried the rock 20 times for 128 yds, finishing the game with 6.4 yds per carry for UTSA. UTSA ran the ball for 3.6 yards per tote, finishing the game with 130 yds on 36 attempts. The Roadrunners finished the contest with a total of 433 yards and they ran 75 plays (5.8 yards per play). The Roadrunners secondary gave up a completion rate of 51.3%, surrendering 186 yds on 20 out of 39 through the air. UTSA allowed 36 rushing attempts for 137 yards (3.8 yds per carry).
When looking at their scoring prowess, the Roadrunners currently rank 27th in the nation with 36.3 points per game. For the year so far, the Roadrunners have thrown for a total of 2,405 passing yards as well as an average of 343.6 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 7th in D-1. The UTSA Roadrunners average 489.0 yards per game, ranking them 17th in college football. The UTSA offense has compiled 418 yards of penalties on 49 infractions, which ranks 22nd in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards.
The Roadrunners are surrendering 29.7 points per game, ranking them 93rd in Division 1. UTSA has allowed a total of 1,181 yards rushing (168.7 yards per game) in addition to 13 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. Overall, they have given up 208 pts. They have allowed 10 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 261.0 yards per outing, which has them in 100th in the nation. The Roadrunners defense has taken part in 514 plays, ranking them 116th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Roadrunners -9
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