North Texas at UTSA - 12/2/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

UTSA Roadrunners (10-2) vs North Texas Mean Green (7-5)

Game Info: Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Alamodome)

Betting Odds: UTSA Roadrunners -8.5 -- Over/Under: 69.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The North Texas Mean Green will play the UTSA Roadrunners in the college football Conference USA Championship game on Friday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The North Texas Mean Green are 7-5 (6-2) this season after they defeated the Rice Owls by a score of 21-17 in their last game. North Texas was out gained by a total of 415-362, but was able to force two turnovers in the game for the win. The North Texas offense is averaging 34.5 points per game with 267.8 passing yards per game and 204.2 rushing yards per game. Austin Aune has thrown for 3,115 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions for the Mean Green this season. Ayo Adeyi (questionable) has rushed for 690 yards and four touchdowns, while Roderic Burns has caught 36 passes for 644 yards and one touchdown for North Texas. The North Texas defense is giving up 30.1 points per game and 451.6 yards per game.

The UTSA Roadrunners are 10-2 (8-0) this season after they defeated the UTEP Miners by a score of 34-31 in their last game. UTSA was out gained by a total of 498-458 and forced two turnovers in the win. The UTSA offense is averaging 37.9 points per game with 305.7 passing yards per game and 173.3 rushing yards per game. Frank Harris has thrown for 3,524 yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, while also rushing for 539 yards and eight touchdowns for UTSA this season. Kevorian Barnes has rushed for 538 yards and five scores, while Zakhari Franklin has caught 76 passes for 956 yards and 11 touchdowns for UTSA. The UTSA defense is allowing 26.5 points per game and 408.1 yards per game.

North Texas is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record, and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 7-3 in North Texas’ last 10 games. UTSA is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The under is 5-2 in UTSA’s last 7 games. The under is 7-1 in these two team's last 8 head-to-head meetings.

UTSA defeated North Texas earlier this year by a score of 31-27 on a last minute touchdown in the fourth quarter. Both of these offenses have been great this season, but the UTSA defense has been better than the North Texas defense. I think we are going to see a lot of points in this game, but I like North Texas with the points. North Texas was a play or two away from winning their meeting earlier this season, and I think this is too many points to give them.

David’s Pick North Texas +8.5

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