WKU at UTSA - 10/8/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

UTSA Roadrunners (3-2) vs WKU Hilltoppers (3-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Alamodome)

Betting Odds: UTSA Roadrunners -6.5 -- Over/Under: 72.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will play the UTSA Roadrunners in a Conference USA Game on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 3-2 (0-1) this season after they lost to Troy by a score of 34-27 in Week 5. Western Kentucky outgained Troy by a total of 470-415, but turned the ball over two times in the loss. The Western Kentucky offense is averaging 43.4 points per game with 352.8 passing yards per game and 147.8 rushing yards per game. Austin Reed has thrown for 1,667 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Hilltoppers this season. Kye Robichaux has rushed for 315 yards and one touchdown, while Daewood Davis has caught 34 passes for 476 yards and four scores for WKU. The Western Kentucky defense is giving up 22.2 points per game and 352.6 yards per game.

The UTSA Roadrunners are 3-2 (1-0) this season after they defeated Middle Tennessee by a score of 45-30 in their last game. UTSA gained 590 total yards and was able to overcome three turnovers in the win. The UTSA offense is averaging 38.6 points per game with 365.8 passing yards per game and 135 rushing yards per game. Frank Harris has thrown for 1,724 yards, 12 touchdowns, and five interceptions, while also rushing for 193 yards and four touchdowns for the Roadrunners this season. Brenden Brady has rushed for 304 yards and four scores, while De’Corian Clark has caught 35 passes for 556 yards and six touchdowns for UTSA. The UTSA defense is allowing 34 points per game and 441.2 yards per game.

Western Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 October games. The over is 16-6 in Western Kentucky’s last 22 games. UTSA is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games. The over is 4-0 in UTSA’s last 4 conference games.

This should be a very exciting game between two offenses that can really sling the ball all over the field. Western Kentucky has had the better defense on paper, but they haven’t played the best teams so far. I expect this to be a back and forth game, but I like UTSA to pull out the home win.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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