Louisiana-Monroe at Texas: 9/3/22 College Football Picks and Prediction
Texas Longhorns (0-0) vs Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (0-0)
Game Info: Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field)
Betting Odds: Texas Longhorns -37 -- Over/Under: 67.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The UL Monroe Warhawks host the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night from DKR Texas Memorial Stadium in this season opening matchup from Austin, Texas. The weather is expected to be 78 degrees and cloudy.
The UL Monroe Warhawks made a decent amount of improvement last season, even though they struggled. After finishing 0-10 in 2020 in Matt Viator’s final season to 4-8 last year. The Louisiana Monroe has eight starters back on offense and six back on defense this year.
Chandler Rogers is expected to be the starting QB. He completed 112 of 179 passes for 1,311 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions last season. He added 367 yards plus a score on the ground.
Warhawks were 102nd in the FBS in passing offense as they averaged 194 yards per game through the air on the season. UL Monroe finished 68th in rushing offense as they put up an average of 134.4 yards a game on the ground. The Warhawks were 110th in scoring offense with an average of 20.9 points a game. UL Monroe was just tied for 110th in scoring defense as they gave up an average of 33.5 points per contest.
Last season, Steve Sarkisian took over the reins and the Longhorns stumbled to go 5-7 to miss postseason play. Last year, the Longhorns were 72nd in the nation in passing offense as they averaged 225.4 yards per game through the air while they were a solid 26th in rushing offense by racking up 199.3 yards per contest on the ground. Texas was 18th in the FBS in scoring offense as they averaged 35.2 points per game while they were just 99th in scoring defense by allowing 31.1 points a contest.
Hudson Card was the starter last year at Quarterback. He completed 51 of 83 passes for 590 yards with five touchdowns and one interception. Quinn Ewers, who transferred from Ohio State will have the first shot at the starting role. Ewers was overshadowed at Ohio by Heisman favorite CJ Stroud who took control of the team
The Warhawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. The Warhawks are also 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games in September. The Longhorns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. S-Belt. Texas should easily dominate this one with the new QB.
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