Charlotte vs. UTSA - 11/14/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners (1-8) at Charlotte 49ers (2-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Jerry Richardson Stadium)
The Line: Charlotte 49ers +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners will travel to Jerry Richardson Stadium to take on the Charlotte 49ers in College Football action this Saturday afternoon.
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners lost their 4th straight game dropping a 36-31 battle against the Old Dominion Monarchs this past Saturday to drop to 1-8 (1-4 C-USA West) on the season. Texas-San Antonio was outgained by Old Dominion by a 548-424 margin and allowed 378 passing yards to the Monarchs QB David Washington. Leading the way for the Roadrunners was QB Dalton Sturm who completed 25 of 37 passes for 252 yards and 2 TD. On the season, Texas-San Antonio is averaging 22.2 ppg on 363.3 yards per game (207.3 passing, 156 rushing). Offensively, the Roadrunners have been led by RB Jarveron Williams who had 5 TD while averaging 14.67 carries and 77.22 yards per game. QB Dalton Sturm is completing 58.5% of his passes for 899 yards (128.4 yds/game), 8 TD and 2 INT. David Morgan II (4.2 rec/game, 50.0 yds/game, 4 TD) and Kerry Thomas Jr. (4.1 rec/game, 45.1 yds/game, 2 TD) lead the way for the Roadrunners receivers. Defensively, Texas-San Antonio is allowing their opponents to average 34.7 ppg on 441.8 yards per game (271.4 passing, 170.4 rushing). The Roadrunners have committed 17 turnovers on the season and have a turnover margin of minus 2. Leading the way defensively for Texas-San Antonio has been LB Marcos Curry (55 tackles, 2.0 sacks) and DL Jason Neill (38 tackles, 4.5 sacks).
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The Charlotte 49ers lost their 7th straight game and dropped to 2-7 (0-6 C-USA East) on the season after being defeated by the Florida International Golden Panthers, 48-31, this past Saturday. Charlotte found themselves in a hole early as they were down 34-10 at halftime and was outgained by Florida International by a 439-395 margin. Leading the way for the 49ers was WR Austin Duke who had 108 yards and 3 TD’s on 7 receptions in the loss. On the season, Charlotte is averaging 18.4 ppg on 350.1 yards (177.9 passing, 172.2 rushing). Leading the 49ers offense has been RB Kalif Phillips who has 5 TD’s on the season while averaging 105.67 rushing yards per game. QB Lee McNeil has seen the majority of the starts this season and has really struggled as he has thrown just 1 TD and 10 INT while averaging 97.7 passing yards per game. Freshman QB Brooks Barden saw some action in their recent loss and looked solid as he went 9 for 12 for 82 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT. Austin Duke has been the only WR to make any significant impact for Charlotte as he has 5 TD’s on the season and is averaging 4.9 receptions and 54.7 yards per game. Defensively, Charlotte is allowing opposing teams to average 35.6 ppg on 408.6 yards per game (262.2 passing, 146.4 rushing). Charlotte has been hurt by turnovers this season as they’ve committed 30 turnovers (11 fumbles, 19 INT) and have a turnover margin of minus 13. Leading the way defensively for the 49ers has been LB Caleb Clayton-Molby who had 45 tackles and a sack.
The Roadrunners are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The 49ers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
I don’t imagine a lot of people will be viewing this game as both of these teams have really struggled in all aspects of the game this season. Texas-San Antonio was able to show some offense ability in their recent game against Old Dominion however the Monarchs are allowing opponents to average 35.4 ppg against them on the season. Charlotte has a talented RB in Kalif Phillips and might even hand over the QB duties to the freshman, Brooks Barden, to give him a chance to gain some more experience this season. In the end, I’m probably staying away from this one but if I had to make a pick, I think Texas-San Antonio will go into Charlotte and win this one by 7-10 points. Take Texas-San Antonio to cover.