North Texas vs. Rice - 10/27/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Texas vs. Rice - 10/27/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Rice Owls (1-7) at North Texas Mean Green (6-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Apogee Stadium)

The Line: North Texas Mean Green -28 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Rice Owls hope to shake up the CUSA college football standings with a week nine upset of the North Texas Mean Green.

The Rice Owls struggled on both sides of the ball in a 36-17 defeat at Florida International as a 24 point underdog. Rice mustered 240 yards with three turnovers while the Golden Panthers totaled 446 yards with almost 35 minutes of possession.

Owls quarterback Evan Marshman completed 11-15 for 107 yard and an interception while Wiley Green went 1-6 with a pair of interceptions.

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Marshman topped Rice on the ground with 68 yards on eleven carries with a pair of trips to the end zone followed by Austin Walter with 36 yards on 15 totes while he caught two passes for 14 yards. Austin Trammell was the Owls best receiving option with five catches for 57 yards.

The North Texas Mean Green saw their chance at a three game winning streak end in a 29-21 loss at Alabama-Birmingham. North Texas held a slight 400-392 yardage edge but couldn’t build on a 21-10 halftime lead.

Mean Green quarterback Mason Fine completed 29-40 for 336 yards and three touchdowns and ran seven times for 12 yards.

Deandre Torrey paced a struggling North Texas rushing attack with only 35 yards on 13 and logged three catches for five yards while Jaelon Darden recorded ten receptions for 143 yards and two scores and Rico Bussey Jr. caught six passes for 104 yards for 104 yards and a TD.

Under is 5-1 in Rice Owls last 6 conference games and Rice Owls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and Rice Owls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game. North Texas Mean Green are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss and under is 7-0 in North Texas Mean Green last 7 games on fieldturf and under is 4-0 in North Texas Mean Green last 4 home games. Favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. 

North Texas will win but I find neither side all that appealing with a monster four touchdown spread…

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Mark’s Pick North Texas -28

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