UTSA Roadrunners vs Texas Longhorns Prediction, 9/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Texas Longhorns
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Longhorns (-13)
The Texas Longhorns (1-1) will take on the UTSA Roadrunners (1-1) at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. UTSA opens this matchup as 13-point underdogs. The over/under is 61.5.
The UTSA Roadrunners head into this game 1-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Roadrunners took on the Army Black Knights and earned the victory with a final of 41-38. Brenden Brady led the offense in rushing for the Roadrunners with 19 carries for 76 yds (4.0 yds per carry). Frank Harris connected on 32/45 with 359 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a QB rate of 160.1 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Roadrunners gave up 179 yards on 54 tries, which is an average of 3.3 yds per rush allowed. UTSA conceded 13 pass completions on 18 tries for 304 yds, and a completion percentage of 72.2%. For the game, they ran 81 plays which gave them 512 yards. The UTSA Roadrunners ran the football 36 different times and had 153 yds, which had them averaging 4.3 yards per carry.
In terms of putting points on the board, the UTSA Roadrunners have an average of 38.0 PPG. Offensively they hold an average of 128.5 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 94th in the nation. The Roadrunners have earned 953 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, UTSA has amassed 6 touchdowns through the air and 4 rushing touchdowns. UTSA has 54 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 16 infractions for 124 yds. They have surrendered the ball 1 time.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Roadrunners are conceding 510 yds which has them ranked 87th in college football. They are giving up 255.0 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 70.0%. During this campaign, they have allowed 413.5 yards/game ranking them 100th in D-1. They have allowed 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 4 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per rushing attempt and 158.5 yards on the ground per game so far this season. In total, they have conceded 317 yards via the running game in 2 games. The Roadrunners are ranked 112th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 37.5 points per game.
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The Longhorns step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 for this year. For their last game, the Longhorns went home defeated by a final of 20-19 when they faced the Alabama Crimson Tide. Hudson Card finished the game with 158 yds on 14/22 passing while his QB rating was 124. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 7.2. Bijan Robinson carried the rock 21 times for 57 yds, finishing the game with 2.7 yds per carry for Texas. The Longhorns finished the game with a total of 371 yds and they ran 67 plays (5.5 yds per play). Texas rushed for 2.4 yards per tote, finishing with 79 yards on 33 carries. Texas relinquished 24 rush attempts for 161 yards (6.7 yards per rush). The Longhorns secondary gave up a completion rate of 69.2%, surrendering 213 yards on 27 for 39 passing.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Longhorns are sitting 56th in the country maintaining an average of 35.5 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Longhorns currently sit at 541 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 270.5 passing yards per contest, which ranks 49th in the nation. The Texas Longhorns maintain an average of 377.0 yards/game, which ranks them 87th in D-1. The Texas offense has racked up 55 yards of penalties on 10 infractions, which is 102nd in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Longhorns are conceding 15.0 PPG, which has them sitting 35th in the nation. Texas has allowed a total of 253 yards on the ground (126.5 yards per contest) in addition to 2 touchdowns on the ground for the campaign. In total, they have allowed 30 points in total. They have allowed 1 touchdown through the air and 190.0 yards per outing, which has them in 42nd in college football. The Longhorns defense has taken part in 127 plays, which is good for 32nd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Longhorns college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Longhorns -13
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