UTSA 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction

UTSA 2020 Win Total - College Football Pick and Prediction Photo by John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking Down the UTSA Roadrunners Win Total

2020 College Football Season

UTSA: O/U 3.5 Wins -- Title Odds:

The UTSA Roadrunners will be looking to give their fans more excitement during the 2020 season.  UTSA finished the 2019 campaign with an overall record of (4-8), while going (3-5) in C-USA play.  The offense averaged 20.3 points per contest, which ranked near the bottom of the FBS.  The defense had their issues as well, ranking 112th in most points allowed per contest.  The program is under the direction of Jeff Traylor.  Coach Traylor takes over for Frank Wilson. 

The offense was carried by running back Sincere McCormick.  McCormick rushed for 983 yards, while finding the end zone 8 times.  The running back did this as a freshman, so he will be looking to cross the 1,000 yard mark during the 2020 campaign.  Quarterback Lowell Narcisse passed for 1,226 yards, while throwing 8 touchdowns and 5 picks.  The incoming junior did not play a full season in 2019.  Tight End Carlos Strickland II is also back for the 2020 season. Strickland reeled in 38 receptions for 492 yards and 4 scores.  Zakhari Franklin is back, after totaling 38 receptions, 491 yards, and 3 touchdowns. 

As a team the defense collected 26 sacks, 6 interceptions, while recovering 11 fumbles.  The defense was led by Andrew Martel.  Martel had a team leading 82 tackles, but played his last season last year.  DeQuarius Henry brought a consistent pass rush for UTSA, finishing the season with 5 sacks.  Henry is back for the 2020 season.  The defense will have to replace Cassius Grady, as he was a senior last season.  Grady registered 7 pass break ups and 2 interceptions.  The defense will need players to elevate their game in 2020, as the defense has to improve off of their 33.9 points per game that was allowed last season. 

Let us take a look at the UTSA schedule for the 2020 season.    

Sept. 5 at LSU

Sept. 12 at Texas State

Sept. 19 Grambling

Sept. 26 Memphis

Oct. 3 at UAB

Oct. 17 Old Dominion

Oct. 24 Louisiana Tech

Oct. 31 at Florida Atlantic

Nov. 7 at Rice

Nov. 14 UTEP

Nov. 21 at Southern Miss

Nov. 28 North Texas

The Roadrunners have a tough opening game, as UTSA heads to LSU, before hitting the road for a game at Texas State.  The rest of the non-conference slate features two home games against Grambling State and Memphis.   

The projected win total is set at 3.5 wins.  UTSA has a realistic shot to go 2-2 in non-conference play, with wins over Texas State and Grambling State. There are two wins that stick out in conference play for UTSA.  The Roadrunners play host to both Old Dominion and UTEP.  The two two teams combined to go 2-22 last season.  Seeing that UTSA has mainly all their key skill players returning on offense, I’m taking the over.  Coach Jeff Traylor should be able to lead this team to at least 4 wins during the 2020 campaign. With some improvement on defense, the program could win a game or two that they are underdogs in. 

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