Rice Owls (1-1) at LA Tech Bulldogs (4-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Joe Aillet Stadium)
The Line: LA Tech Bulldogs +1 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
This game has been Postponed.
The Rice Owls and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs meet in C-USA college football action from Joe Alliet Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Rice Owls will look to build off of a 30-6 win over Southern Miss on the road last time out. Mike Collins has thrown for 475 yards, 8 touchdowns and an interception on 57.7% passing while Juma Oloviano has a team-high 195 rushing yards this season. Austin Trammell leads Rice in the receiving department as the only Rice receiver with double-digit catches and 100+ receiving yards with 10 grabs for 219 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Defensively Blaze Alldredge leads Rice with 21 total tackles including a team-high 10 solo tackles and a sack.
The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs come into this one rested after their game against North Texas was postponed due to a COVID outbreak within the North Texas team. The Bulldogs still sit at 4-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play after a 37-34 win over UAB last time out. Luke Anthony has thrown for 1,208 yards, 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 62.5% passing while Israel Tucker leads the Bulldogs on the ground with 336 rushing yards and Justin Henderson has 252 rushing yards with both Tucker and Henderson putting up two rushing TDs this season. Adrian Hardy has a team-high 33 receptions for 440 yards and 4 touchdowns while Smoke Harris and Griffin Hebert each have 223 receiving yards this season with Harris putting up 23 catches and 3 TDs to Hebert’s 15 grabs and 2 scores. Cee Jay Powell, Jawaun Johnson and Wayne Toussant all have 100+ receiving yards as well for LA Tech this season. Defensively, Tyler Grubbs has a team-high 72 total tackles while Trey Baldwin has a team-high 37 solo tackles as part of his 64 total tackles this season. Milton Williams has a team-high 4 sacks and Bee Jay Williamson has 3 interceptions for LA Tech this season.
Rice is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 9-3 in their last 12 games following a win. Louisiana Tech is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a win while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
The Owls looked good against Southern Miss, but they also struggled to take down Middle Tennessee and ultimately fell short in losing that game. I’m not sure why this line is what it is, maybe somebody knows something? I’m going to operate under the assumption that I know better. I think LA Tech is just the better team and should be able to win this game at home so I’ll take the free point with the Bulldogs in this one.