UTSA vs. Middle Tennessee - 11/28/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (6-5) at UTSA Roadrunners (3-8)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Alamodome)
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will travel to the Alamodome to take on the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders won their 3rd straight game and improved to 6-5 (5-2 C-USA East) on the season after defeating the North Texas Mean Green, 41-7, this past Saturday. Middle Tennessee jumped out to a 31-7 halftime lead in this and outgained North Texas by a 494-324 margin. Leading the way for the Blue Raiders was QB Brent Stockstill who completed 27 of 38 passes for 322 yards, 3 TD, and 1 INT. On the season, Middle Tennessee is averaging 33.5 ppg on 458.9 total yards per game (315.3 passing, 143.6 rushing). Leading the way for the Blue Raiders this season has been QB Brent Stockstill who has completed 65.8% of his passes for 26 TD and 8 INT while averaging 311.0 yds/game. Stockstill has great options at the WR position in Richie James (103.2 yds/game, 6 TD) and Ed’Marques Batties (79.8 yds/game, 13 TD). TE Terry Pettis has also had a nice season averaging 51.5 yds/game and has caught 3 TD’s. The Blue Raiders rushing attack is led by Jordan Parker (46.33 yds/game, 5 TD) and Desmond Anderson (37.80 yds/game, 4 TD). Defensively, Middle Tennessee is holding their opponents to an average of 26.7 ppg on 397.1 total yards per game (256.7 passing, 140.4 rushing). The Blue Raiders have struggled with turnovers as they’ve committed 25 turnovers on the season and have a turnover margin of -4.
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The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners won their 2nd straight game and improved to 3-8 (3-4 C-USA West) on the season after defeating the Rice Owls, 34-24, this past Saturday. Texas-San Antonio used a 21 point 2nd quarter to take a 28-17 lead at halftime and forced the Owls into committing three turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Roadrunners was RB Jarveon Williams who had 163 yards and 2 TD’s on 22 carries. On the season, Texas-San Antonio is averaging 24.0 ppg on 368.6 total yards per game (198.9 passing, 169.7 rushing). Leading the way for the Road Runners is RB Jarveon Williams who has 8 TD’s on the season and is averaging 94.45 yds/game. QB Dalton Sturm is completing 58.5% of his passes on the season and has 12 TD, 5 INT while averaging 135.7 yds/game. Sturm also can do a bit of damage with his legs as he is the Texas-San Antonio second leading rusher averaging 38.00 rushing yds/game. The Roadrunners don’t have a receiver that averages more than 50.0 yds/game and are led by Kerry Thomas Jr. (48.7 yds/game, 4 TD) and David Morgan II (48.4 yds/game, 5 TD). Defensively, Texas-San Antonio is allowing their opponents to average 33.0 ppg on 443.0 total yards per game (276.8 passing, 166.2 rushing). The Roadrunners currently have a turnover margin of zero on the season.
The Blue Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win however, just 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Roadrunners are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win however just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
Middle Tennessee has struggled on the road this season with their only win coming against Florida Atlantic, but this is still a team that knows how to put points up on the scoreboard. Texas-San Antonio has savaged their season a bit with two-straight wins, however, as they’ve come against Charlotte and Rice, I’m not too convinced that this is not the same team that started the season 1-8. The Roadrunners will need to control the clock by utilizing Jarveon Williams but as they are already giving up 276.8 yds/game in the air, I think Middle Tennessee’s Brent Stockstill will have a big game and that the Blue Raiders win this one by two TD’s. Take Middle Tennessee to cover.