Arizona Wildcats at UTSA Roadrunners 9/4/14 College Football Pick, Odds, Prediction
Arizona Wildcats (1-0) at UTSA Roadrunners (1-0)
College Football: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Alamodome)
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +7 -- Over/Under: 54 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Arizona Wildcats and the UTSA Roadrunners face off on Thursday in San Antonio to kick off week two college football action.
The Arizona Wildcats started slow in week one at home against UNLV but finished fast as they won going away. The Arizona offense had 32 first downs and 787 yards of total offense. Redshirt freshman QB start Anu Solomon silenced the doubters as he threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns as well as rushing for another 60 yards in his debut. Terris Jones-Grigsby anchored the Cats rushing attack rushing for 124 yards and a touchdown and Nick Wilson ran for 104 yards and a touchdown. David Richards led the Arizona receivers with five catches and Samajie Grant and Trey Griffey each had four catches. Defensively Arizona was strong allowing 371 yards with just 119 of those coming on the ground. Scooby Wright tallied eight tackles and a sack, Jonathan McKnight had seven solo tackles, and Jarvis McCall and Jarred Tevis each had five tackles to lead the Wildcats defense. Arizona will face a much stiffer test here with a road night game and a talented UTSA team.
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The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners went into Houston as a double-digit underdog to start their season and walked out impressive winners getting it done on both sides of the football. Larry Coker’s offense put up 27 points even tough they gained just 263 yards. QB Tucker Carter completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 121 yards but it was the running game led by David Glasco II’s 84 yards and two touchdowns and Jarveon Jones who had 54 yards and a touchdown that did the scoring. Kam Jones led UYA with four receptions and Marcellus Mack had three catches. The UTSA defense was tough against what was supposed to be a potent Houston offense allowing just seven points and 208 yards while sacking the QB four times and intercepting four passes. Nic Johnston led all tacklers with eight tackles, Richard Burge had two tackles for a loss, and as did Ashaad Mabry. Texas-San Antonio ended last season strong and this year they may be even better.
Arizona is 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 3-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. UTSA is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and 6-2 against the spread following a win.
I am expecting a lot of points so I am going to go with the over for my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area and on the app.
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