North Texas at UTSA: 11/28/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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UTSA Roadrunners (6-4) vs North Texas Mean Green (3-3)
Game Info: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Alamodome)
Betting Odds: UTSA Roadrunners -5 -- Over/Under: 64 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The North Texas Mean Green will travel to the Alamodome to take on the UTSA Roadrunners this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The North Texas Mean Green improved to 3-3 on the season after defeating the Rice Owls, 27-17, this past Saturday. North Texas fell behind by a 10-0 margin by the end of the 1st quarter, however, the Mean Green defense was solid the rest of the way and North Texas was able to pull out the victory after scoring 27 unanswered points to take a 27-10 lead with 7:27 left in the 4th quarter. North Texas outgained Rice by a 389-376 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Mean Green was RB DeAndre Torrey who had 102 rushing yards & 1 TD on 19 carries.
On the season, North Texas is averaging 37.2 ppg on 559.5 total yards per game (302.2 passing yds/g; 257.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, North Texas has been led by RB DeAndre Torrey who had 546 yards & 5 TD’s on 86 carries. QB Austin Aune has completed 55.5% of his passes for 1,233 yards, 8 TD, & 4 INT. QB Jason Bean has also been used as he has completed 56.3% of his passes for 547 yards, 7 TD, & 1 INT while also adding 325 rushing yards & 5 TD’s on 24 carries. The top receiving threats for the Mean Green have been Jaelon Darden (50 rec, 739 yards, 11 TD), Deonte Simpson (16 rec, 328 yards, 3 TD), and Austin Ogunmakin (13 rec, 182 yards).
Defensively, North Texas is allowing their opponents to average 39.7 ppg on 520.5 total yards per game (309.7 passing yds/g; 210.8 rushing yds/g).
The UTSA Roadrunners won their 2nd straight game and improved to 6-4 (4-2 C-USA) on the season after defeating the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, 23-20, this past Saturday. UTSA had no trouble piling up the offensive yards on the ground and was able to hold on to the victory after taking a 23-10 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. UTSA was outgained by Southern Mississippi by a 347-304 margin and forced one turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Roadrunners was RB Sincere McCormick who had 173 yards & 2 TD’s on 32 carries.
On the season, UTSA is averaging 26.6 ppg on 392.9 total yards per game (201.0 passing yds/g; 191.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UTSA has been led by RB Sincere McCormick who has 1,094 rushing yards & 9 TD’s on 203 carries. QB Frank Harris has completed 62.0% of his passes for 1,278 yards, 8 TD & 5 INT while also adding 324 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on the ground. The top receiving threats for the Roadrunners have been Zakhari Franklin (41 rec, 530 yards, 6 TD), Joshua Cephus (50 rec, 488 yards, 2 TD), and Brennon Dingle (25 rec, 258 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, UTSA is allowing their opponents to average 26.0 ppg on 379.0 total yards per game (229.2 passing yds/g; 149.8 rushing yds/g).
The Mean Green are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games and just 4-13 ATS in their last 17 games against C-USA opponents. The Roadrunners are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 November games and 10-5 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games.
North Texas has had trouble slowing down opponent offenses this season, however, I am not sure if the UTSA passing attack will be able to really exploit the Mean Green defense that is allowing over 300 passing yards per game. North Texas has an offense that can put up points and as I’ve liked what I’ve seen out of the Mean Green over their last two games, I think North Texas will keep this one close enough to cover with the points. Good Luck!