LA Tech at UTSA: 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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UTSA Roadrunners (3-3) vs LA Tech Bulldogs (3-2)
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Alamodome)
Betting Odds: UTSA Roadrunners +2.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will travel to the Alamodome to take on the UTSA Roadrunners this Saturday Night in College Football action.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs dropped to 3-2 (2-1 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the Marshall Thundering Herd, 35-17, this past Saturday. Louisiana Tech has no answers on the offensive end against the tough Marshall defense and could not fight back after the Thundering Herd took a 28-10 lead late in the 3rd quarter. Louisiana Tech was outgained by Marshall by a 402-267 margin and converted just 17 first downs in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was WR Adrian Hardy who had 102 receiving yards and a TD on 9 receptions.
On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 29.8 ppg on 342.6 total yards per game (239.2 passing yds/g; 103.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Louisiana Tech has been led by QB Luke Anthony who has completed 62.6% of his passes for 919 yards, 11 TD’s, and 3 INT. The top receivers for the Bulldogs have been Adrian Hardy (22 rec, 308 yards, 2 TD), Smoke Harris (16 rec, 169 yards, 3 TD), Griffin Hebert (12 rec, 168 yards, 2 TD), and Wayne Toussant (8 rec, 130 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Bulldogs backfield has been the duo of Justin Henderson (68 att, 245 yards, 2 TD) and Israel Tucker (46 att, 212 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing their opponents to average 28.2 ppg on 436.3 total yards per game (257.7 passing yds/g; 178.7 rushing yds/g).
The UTSA Roadrunners lost their 3rd consecutive game and dropped to 3-3 (1-1 C-USA) on the season after being defeated by the Army Black Knights, 28-16, this past Saturday. UTSA gave Army all they could handle, however, the Roadrunners could not fight back a 37-yard TD run by Army’s Tyhier Tyler gave the Black Knights a 21-10 lead with 4:04 left in the 3rd quarter. UTSA outgained Army by a 383-358 margin and did not commit a turnover in the loss. Leading the way for the Roadrunners was WR Zakhari Franklin who had 138 receiving yards & 2 TD’s on 12 receptions.
On the season, UTSA is averaging 26.5 ppg on 401.7 total yards per game (217.3 passing yds/g; 184.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UTSA has been led by RB Sincere McCormick who has 702 rushing yards & 4 TD’s on 118 carries. QB Frank Harris has completed 62.4% of his passes for 597 yards, 4 TD’s, & 2 INT. Harris is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Roadrunners as he has 187 rushing yards & 5 TD’s on 37 carries. The top receiving threats for the Roadrunners have been Zakhari Franklin (27 rec, 346 yards, 4 TD), Joshua Cephus (31 rec, 309 yards, 3 TD), and Brennon Dingle (19 rec, 253 yards, TD).
Defensively, UTSA is allowing their opponents to average 28.2 ppg on 436.3 total yards per game (257.7 passing yds/g; 178.7 rushing yds/g).
The Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on grass and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games. The Roadrunners are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 3-3 ATS on the season.
Louisiana Tech comes into this game with a winning record, however, I have not been that impressed by the Bulldogs this season as all of their wins have come against less than average teams in Southern Mississippi, Houston Baptist, and UTEP. UTSA has lost their last three games, however, they were competitive in both games against BYU and Army and as I think the Roadrunners will have success slowing down the Bulldogs offense at home, I think the play here is to take UTSA and the points. Good Luck!