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Iowa vs. North Texas - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
North Texas Mean Green (0-2) at Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0)
Date & Time Saturday September 26, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -25.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNU
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CFB | North Texas Mean Green (0-2) at Iowa Hawkeyes (3-0)
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The North Texas Mean Green and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

The North Texas Mean Green are still looking for their first win of the season. Andrew McNulty is completing 50.7 percent of his passes for 431 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. McNulty has thrown a pick in six of his last seven games. Carlos Harris and Chris Loving have combined for more than 320 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Marcus Smith has five receptions. The North Texas Mean Green ground game is averaging 143.5 yards per contest, and Antoinne Jimmerson leads the way with 134 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, North Texas is allowing 34.5 points and 503 yards per game. Kishawn McClain leads the Mean Green with 25 tackles, Jarrian Roberts has 2.5 sacks and Blake Bean has a forced fumble. Jeffrey Wilson is questionable with a hand injury.

The Iowa Hawkeyes look to remain undefeated after beating Pittsburgh last week. C.J. Beathard is completing 64 percent of his passes for 684 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Beathard has a touchdown pass in five of his last six games. Matt VandeBerg and Jordan Canzeri have combined for more than 350 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Tevaun Smith has eight receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 191.6 yards per contest, and Canzeri leads the way with 201 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 18.3 points and 274.3 yards per game. Cole Fisher leads the Hawkeyes with 24 tackles, Nate Meier has four sacks and Desmond King has three interceptions. Drew Ott and LeShun Daniels Jr. are questionable with injuries.

The Mean Green are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. 

North Texas got beat up by Rice and SMU, while Iowa has proven its a legit threat in the Big Ten with some solid victories already. I haven't seen anything from the Mean Green that makes me think they can keep this game close. 

Pick:
Iowa Hawkeyes -25.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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