Charlotte at North Texas: 10/10/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Charlotte 49ers (0-2) at North Texas Mean Green (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Apogee Stadium)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +2 -- Over/Under: 68.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte 49ers will travel to Apogee Stadium to take on the North Texas Mean Green this Saturday night in College Football action.
The Charlotte 49ers dropped to 0-2 (0-1 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the FAU Owls, 21-17, this past Saturday. Charlotte led by a 10-0 margin at halftime, however, the 49ers defense struggled in the 3rd quarter and could not fight back after allowing the Owls to take a 21-10 lead with 1:57 left in 3rd quarter. Charlotte outgained FAU by a 396-315 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the 49ers was QB Chris Reynolds who completed 24 of 32 passes for 314 yards and a TD.
On the season, Charlotte is averaging 18.5 ppg on 341.0 total yards per game (227.0 passing yds/g; 114.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Charlotte has been led by QB Chris Reynolds who has completed 56.5% of his passes for 454 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INT. The top targets for the Reynolds and the 49ers have been Victor Tucker (12 rec, 141 yards), Cameron Dollar (7 rec, 121 yards, TD), and Micaleous Edler (6 rec, 50 yards). Leading the way for the Charlotte backfield has been Tre Harbison III who has 136 yards and 2 TD on 31 carries.
Defensively, Charlotte is allowing their opponents to average 28.0 ppg on 413.5 total yards per game (151.0 passing yds/g; 262.5 rushing yds/g).
The North Texas Mean Green lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 1-2 (0-1 C-USA) on the season after being defeated Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, 41-31, this past Saturday. North Texas struggled holding on the ball as the Mean Green lost three fumbles and could not fight back after the Golden Eagles took a 41-24 lead with 6:16 left in the 4th quarter. North Texas outgained Southern Mississippi by a 483-437 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for North Texas was Austin Aune who completed 28 of 47 passes for 339 yards & 2 INT.
On the season, North Texas is averaging 41.0 ppg on 573.7 total yards per game (335.0 passing yds/g; 238.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, North Texas has been led by WR Jaelon Darden who had 241 receiving yards & 6 TD’s on 23 receptions. The other top receivers for the Mean Green has been Deonte Simpson (9 rec, 209 years, 2 TD), Greg White (7 rec, 171 yards, TD), Jyaire Shorter (4 rec, 97 yards), and Roderic Burns (4 rec, 75 yards). QB Austin Aune has completed 56.6% of his passes for 726 yards, 5 TD’s, and an INT. Leading the way for the North Texas backfield has been the duo of Oscar Adaway III (25 att, 222 yards, 2 TD) & DeAndre Torrey (40 att, 212 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, North Texas is allowing their opponents to average 45.7 ppg on 572.0 total yards per game (353.0 passing yds/g; 219.0 rushing yds/g).
The 49ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. C-USA opponents. The Mean Green are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. C-USA opponents.
Charlotte has yet to pick up a win this season, however, they have been competitive in both of their games agianst solid teams in Appalachian State & FAU and in my opinion, have a better overall team than North Texas. North Texas will have some success on the offensive end, however, I just cannot get behind a team that both lost to a below average Southern Mississippi team and gives up over 570 yards of offense per game. I am taking Charlotte to cover this small road spread. Good Luck!