Rice Owls vs. UTSA Roadrunners - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners (2-3) at Rice Owls (0-5)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Rice Stadium)
The Line: Rice Owls +3 -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners will travel to play the Rice Owls in a C-USA college football game on Saturday.
The Rice Owls are 0-5 (0-3) this season after losing to Southern Miss by a score of 44-28 in their last game. Rice has started the season not playing well and is still looking for their first win of the season. The Rice offense is averaging 20.2 points per game with 173.2 rushing yards and 163.2 passing yards per game. Tyler Stehling is completing 55.7% of his passes for 748 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Rice. Darik Dillard has rushed for 262 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Tyler Stehling has rushed for 175 yards and 1 score for the Owls. Zach Wright has caught 18 passes for 173 yards and 1 touchdown, while Parker Smith has caught 8 passes for 99 yards for Rice. The Rice defense is giving up 40.2 points per game with 213.4 rushing yards and 355 passing yards per game. Emmanuel Ellerbee has led the Rice defense with 52 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks, while Destri White has added 21 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss. Haden Tobola has gone 3-3 on field goals, with a long of 40 yards for Rice.
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The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners are 2-3 (1-1) this season after beating Southern Miss by a score of 55-32 in their last game. UTSA had lost three games in a row before their last game, but was able to bounce back nicely with a win. The Texas San Antonio offense is averaging 28.4 points per game with 144.8 rushing yards and 231.2 passing yards per game. Dalton Sturm is completing 63.2% of his passes for 975 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for UTSA. Jalen Rhodes has rushed for 362 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Jarveon Williams has rushed for 253 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Roadrunners. Josh Stewart has caught 10 passes for 232 yards, while Kerry Thomas Jr. has caught 12 passes for 187 yards and 3 scores for UTSA. The UTSA defense is giving up 26.6 points per game with 197.4 rushing yards and 219.8 passing yards per game. Josiah Tauaefa has led the UTSA defense with 58 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks, while Nate Gaines has added 29 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, and 1 interception. Victor Falcon has gone 3-3 on field goals, with a long of 45 yards.
UTSA is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The over is 5-1 in UTSA’s last 6 conference games. Rice is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 October games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Rice’s last 5 games on turf. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Rice has really struggled this season, as they are still looking for their first win. The Rice defense is very poor, allowing over 40 points per game. UTSA has a much better offense and defense than their opponent and I like them to go on the road and get the win.