UTSA Roadrunners vs. Charlotte 49ers - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte 49ers (4-7) at UTSA Roadrunners (5-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alamodome)
The Line: UTSA Roadrunners -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte 49ers will travel to play the UTSA Roadrunners in a C-USA college football battle on Saturday.
The UTSA Roadrunners are 5-6 (4-3) this season after losing to Texas A&M by a score of 23-10 in their last game. UTSA has lost 2 straight games and is fighting to gain bowl eligibility. The Texas San Antonio offense is averaging 29.6 points per game with 159.3 rushing yards and 204.1 passing yards per game. Jared Johnson is completing 53% of his passes for 436 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception for UTSA. Jarveon Williams has rushed for 727 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Jalen Rhodes has rushed for 709 yards and 8 scores for the Roadrunners. Josh Stewart has caught 35 passes for 666 yards and 5 touchdowns, while Kerry Thomas Jr. has added 26 catches for 365 yards and 7 touchdowns for Texas San Antonio. The UTSA defense is giving up 30 points per game with 171.4 rushing yards and 243.5 passing yards per game. Josiah Tauaefa has led the UTSA defense with 98 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks, while La’Kel Bass has added 77 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Victor Falcon has gone 8-12 on field goals, with a long of 52 yards.
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The Charlotte 49ers are 4-7 (3-4) this season after losing to Middle Tennessee State by a score of 38-31 in their last game. Charlotte has lost 2 games in a row and is currently 5th in the C-USA East standings. The Charlotte offense is averaging 26.2 points per game with 191.5 rushing yards and 189.5 passing yards per game. Hasaan Klugh is completing 55.9% of his passes for 1210 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions for Charlotte. Kalif Phillips has rushed for 895 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Hasaan Klugh has added 436 yards and 8 touchdowns for Charlotte. Austin Duke has caught 56 passes for 688 yards and 3 touchdowns, while T.L. Ford II has added 33 catches for 422 yards and 4 scores for the 49ers. The Charlotte defense is giving up 34.7 points per game with 146.8 rushing yards and 300.4 passing yards per game. Nick Cook has led the Charlotte defense with 98 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 interception, while Larry Ogunjobi has added 60 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks. Blake Brewer has gone 4-6 on field goals, with a long of 38 yards.
Charlotte is 6-13-2 ATS in their last 21 games and 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 November games. The over is 5-2 in Charlotte’s last 7 November games. UTSA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 7-3 in UTSA’s last 10 home games.
UTSA is fighting to get to a bowl game and will have the home field advantage in this game. Charlotte has lost their last two games and will finish below .500 this season. UTSA is the better team and I expect them to get the win and gain bowl eligibility.