SMU vs. Stephen F. Austin - 9/26/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

SMU vs. Stephen F. Austin - 9/26/20 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (0-2) at SMU Mustangs (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Gerald J. Ford Stadium)

The Line: SMU Mustangs -34.5 -- Over/Under: 60.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and SMU Mustangs meet Saturday in week 4 college football action at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks need a win here to rebound from a rough 0-2 start to the season. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have lost seven of their last nine road games. Trae Self is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 418 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Self has at least one touchdown pass in six straight games. Xavier Gibson and Remi Simmons have combined for 202 receiving yards and one touchdown while Larry Jones has six receptions. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks ground game is averaging 78 yards per contest, and Da'Leon Ward leads the way with 92 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Stephen F. Austin is allowing 24 points and 431 yards per game. Myles Heard leads the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks with 18 tackles, Jermaine Brown has one sack and Tabow Hendrix has one interception.

The SMU Mustangs look for another victory to get off to a quick 3-0 start to the season. The SMU Mustangs haven’t lost a home game since November of 2018. Shane Buechele is completing 72.5 percent of his passes for 711 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Buechele has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 14 games. Rashee Rice and Reggie Roberson, Jr. have combined for 405 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Danny Gray has six receptions. The SMU Mustangs ground game is averaging 271.5 yards per contest, and Ulysses Bentley IV leads the way with 276 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, SMU is allowing 29.5 points and 466.5 yards per game. Delano Robinson leads the SMU Mustangs with 15 tackles, Turner Coxe has one sack and Jimmy Phillips Jr. has one interception.

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The SMU Mustangs have scored a bunch of points, but they've also allowed teams to hang around times and North Texas did find some offensive success late in its game. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks put up an honest fight against UTSA and UTEP, losing by a combined 24 points and covering both games in the underdog role. SMU is obviously a step up in competition from those teams, but the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks have been kind to us through two games and this is a ton of points.

I'll take another shot with the Lumberjacks.

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Randy’s Pick Stephen F. Austin +34.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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