UTSA at LA Tech: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Prediction

UTSA at LA Tech: 10/23/21 College Football Picks and Prediction Photo by GABY VELASQUEZ/ EL PASO TIMES / USA TODAY NETWORK

LA Tech Bulldogs (2-4) vs UTSA Roadrunners (7-0)

Game Info: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Joe Aillet Stadium)

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The 24th ranked UTSA Roadrunners will travel to Joe Aillet Stadium to take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs this Saturday night in College Football action.

The 24th ranked UTSA Roadrunners improved to 7-0 on the season after defeating the Rice Owls, 45-0, this past Saturday. UTSA dominated Rice on both ends of the field and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 31-0 lead. UTSA outgained Rice by a 403-102 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Roadrunners was Frank Harris who has completed 12 of 19 passes for 125 yards & 2 TD while also rushing for 47 yards & 1 TD.

On the season, UTSA is averaging 38.6 ppg on 446.3 total yards per game (266.3 passing yds/g; 180.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, UTSA has been led by RB Sincere McCormick who has 778 rushing yards & 6 TD on 168 carries. QB Frank Harris has completed 69.2% of his passes for 1600 yards, 14 TD, & 3 INT while also rushing for 211 yards & 2 TD. The top receiving threats for the Roadrunners have been Joshua Cephus (46 rec, 520 yards, 5 TD), Zakhari Franklin (40 rec, 454 yards, 4 TD), & De’Corian Clark (27 rec, 419 yards, 5 TD).

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Defensively, UTSA is holding their opponents to an average of 19.1 ppg on 323.9 total yards per game (242.0 passing yds/g; 81.9 rushing yds/g).

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 2-4 on the season after being defeated by the UTEP Miners, 19-3, this past Saturday. Louisiana Tech had no answers on the offensive end for the tough UTEP defense and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 16-3 margin. Louisiana Tech was outgained by UTEP by a 385-278 margin and committed 3 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Marcus Williams Jr. who combined for 101 yards (42 rushing yards; 59 receiving yards).

On the season, Louisiana Tech is averaging 28.3 ppg on 390.7 total yards per game (267.2 passing yds/g; 123.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Louisiana Tech has been led by QB Austin Kendall who has completed 59.5% of his passes for 1342 yards, 10 TD, & 8 INT while also rushing for 189 yards & 2 TD. The top receiving threats for the Bulldogs have been Smoke Harris (30 rec, 284 yards, TD), Bub Means (15 rec, 282 yards, 2 TD), Tre Harris (21 rec, 279 yards, 3 TD), & Samuel Emilus (12 rec, 187 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Bulldogs backfield has been Marcus Williams Jr. who has 359 rushing yards & 2 TD on 83 carries.

Defensively, Louisiana Tech is allowing their opponents to average 31.0 ppg on 457.5 total yards per game (314.3 passing yds/g; 143.2 rushing yds/g).

The Roadrunners are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Bulldogs are 3-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 October games.

UTSA has a great season which now has the Roadrunners ranked in the top-25, however, I’m seeing a let down in this game against a Bulldogs team that his better than what we saw last week against UTEP. Louisiana Tech has been solid offensively this season, led by their passing attack that should have success against UTSA’s 91st ranked passing defense, and as UTSA generally is not as strong on the road as they are at home, I think the Bulldogs will keep this one close and at worst, cover with the points. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -6.5

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