North Texas vs. UTSA - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners (3-1) at North Texas Mean Green (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Apogee Stadium)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Week seven college football comes to Apogee Stadium when the North Texas Mean Green host the UTSA Roadrunners.
The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners go on the road to take the field with the North Texas Mean Green. Texas-San Antonio fell to 3-1 on a 31-29 defeat to the Southern Miss Golden Eagles Saturday as eleven point favorites. The Roadrunners were outscored 14-0 in the third quarter to trail 28-13 and simply never caught up. UTSA had a small 469-458 edge in yardage and won the turnover battle 2-1 while owning the ball for over 36 minutes. Tyrell Clay was the lone productive runner with 59 yards on nine totes but the Roadrunners didn’t try to run all that often. Texas-San Antonio instead stayed with the passing of quarterback Dalton Sturm and that wasn’t a bad decision as he connected on 27-43 for 367 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Greg Campbell Jr was the top UTSA target with ten catches for 108 yards with Josh Stewart grabbing five balls for 101 yards and a score followed by Marquez McNair catch two TD throws.
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The North Texas Mean Green will be looking for their third straight win when the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners come knocking in week seven. North Texas comes off of a 43-28 win at the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in week five forack to back victories as an eight point underdog. The Mean Green trailed 21-17 heading to the half but dominated the final 30 minutes 26-7 to pull away. UNT racked up a 540-415 edge in yardage and 36+ minutes of possession despite losing the ball twice. North Texas fed Jeffery Wilson the ball 30 times in the rushing attack and he responded with 148 yards and three touchdowns. Mason Fine gave the Mean Green plenty of production through the air with a 24-40 effort for 366 yards and two touchdowns and an interception with Jalen Guyton hauling in 14 receptions for 211 yards and a score.
UTSA are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and UTSA are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf and UTSA are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. Over is 4-0 in North Texas last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and North Texas are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and North Texas are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
I don’t see this as a blowout either way so with North Texas as a home dog coming off a bye, I’ll back the points…