UTSA Roadrunners vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTSA Roadrunners vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Wave (-4)
Yulman Stadium is the site where the Tulane Green Wave (10-1) will take on the UTSA Roadrunners (8-3) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Tulane is 4-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 52.5.
The UTSA Roadrunners head into this matchup 8-3 this season. In their last matchup, the Roadrunners took the field against the USF Bulls and notched a win by a score of 49-21. Frank Harris was the leader on the ground for the Roadrunners with 10 attempts for 112 yards (11.2 yds per attempt). Frank Harris went 31/46 with 411 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 164 and finished the contest with no picks. When it came to stopping the run, the Roadrunners conceded 140 yds on 39 attempts, which is an average of 3.6 yards per run allowed. UTSA relinquished 23 pass completions on 39 attempts for 287 yds, and a completion rate of 59.0%. In all, they tallied 89 plays which gave them 643 yards. The UTSA Roadrunners ended up rushing 42 times and totaled 224 yds, which is an average of 5.3 yards per tote.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the UTSA Roadrunners hold an average of 33.1 PPG. As a team they average 174.6 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 47th in the country. The Roadrunners have tallied 4,720 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, UTSA has earned 22 passing touchdowns and 23 rushing touchdowns. UTSA has accrued 254 first downs as a team, and they have committed 63 infractions for 582 yds. They have turned the football over 14 times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Roadrunners are giving up 2,654 yds which ranks them 98th in college football. They have allowed 241.3 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.1%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 370.8 yards per game putting them at 60th in college football. They have relinquished 17 touchdowns by air in addition to 13 touchdowns pounding the rock. The opposition is running for an average of 3.6 yards per run and 129.5 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. For the season, they have conceded 1,425 yards via the ground game in 11 games. The Roadrunners are ranked 56th in Division 1 concerning team defense, allowing 24.3 points per game.
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The Green Wave step onto the field holding a record of 10-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Green Wave took home the win by a final score of 24-8 against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Makhi Hughes ran the ball 21 times for 72 yds, ending the game with 3.4 yds per carry for Tulane. Michael Pratt (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 252 yards on 21/28 passing while his QB rating was 186. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.0. Tulane allowed 30 run attempts for 32 yards (1.1 yds per carry). The Green Wave pass defense gave up a completion rate of 77.4%, relinquishing 202 yds on 24 for 31 passing. The Green Wave finished with 336 yds and they ran 61 plays (5.5 yds per play). Tulane rushed for 2.6 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 84 yds on 32 attempts.
Regarding how much they score, the Green Wave are 65th in college football holding an average of 27.8 points per contest. The Tulane Green Wave average 391.6 yards/game, ranking them 62nd in the country. The Tulane offense has totaled 497 yards of penalties on 53 violations, which is good for 107th in college football in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 6 picks while allowing opponents to recover 9 fumbles and they have obtained 220 1st downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Green Wave have thrown for a total of 2,528 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 229.8 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 61st in Division 1. They average 161.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,780 yards overall.
The Green Wave are surrendering 18.5 PPG, which has them ranked 18th in D-1. Tulane has allowed a total of 855 yards rushing (77.7 yards per game) and 9 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. This year, they have allowed 204 points. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 246.2 yards per outing, ranking them 109th in the country. The Green Wave defense has taken the field for 690 plays, which has them sitting 24th in D-1. They have tallied 6 fumbles recovered and 12 picks for the year.
Who will win tonight's Roadrunners/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Roadrunners +4
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