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UTSA Roadrunners vs. Arizona State Sun Devils - 9/16/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0) at UTSA Roadrunners (1-1)
Date & Time Friday September 16, 2016, 9:30 PM (EDT)
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The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +18 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Arizona State Sun Devils (2-0) at UTSA Roadrunners (1-1)

The Arizona State Sun Devils will travel to play the Texas San Antonio Roadrunners in a non-conference game in week 3.

The Texas San Antonio Roadrunners are 1-1 this season after losing to Colorado State by a score of 23-14. Texas San Antonio only trailed by 6 points at halftime, but was shutout in the second half to seal the loss. The Texas San Antonio offense is averaging 20 points per game with 261.5 passing yards per game and 80.5 rushing yards per game. Dalton Sturm is completing 72.9% of his passes for 450 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Texas San Antonio. Jalen Rhodes has rushed for 117 yards and 1 touchdown for the Roadrunners. Marquez McNair has caught 6 passes for 83 yards and 1 touchdown, while Kerry Thomas Jr. has caught 7 passes for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns for Texas San Antonio. The UTSA defense is giving up 18 points per game with 182.5 rushing yards per game and 125 passing yards per game. Josiah Tauaefa has led the Texas San Antonio defense with 22 tackles and 2 sacks, while Michael Egwuagu has added 19 tackles and 1 tackle for loss.

The Arizona State Sun Devils are 2-0 this season after beating Texas Tech by a score of 68-55. This game was very entertaining to watch and Arizona State was able to win the track meet. The Arizona State offense is averaging 56 points per game with 288.5 rushing yards per game and 265.5 passing yards per game. Manny Wilkins is completing 75% of his passes for 531 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception for Arizona State. Wilkins has also rushed for 144 yards and 1 touchdown, while Kalen Ballage has rushed for 193 yards and 8 touchdowns for the Sun Devils. Demario Richard has added 187 rushing yards and 1 touchdown for Arizona State. Tim White has caught 15 passes for 135 yards, while K’Neal Harry has caught 10 passes for 103 yards and 1 touchdown for Arizona State. The Arizona State defense is giving up 34 points per game with 64 rushing yards per game and 454.5 passing yards per game. Kareem Orr leads the Arizona State defense with 15 tackles and 1 tackle for loss, while Gump Hayes has added 11 tackles and 2 interceptions. Zane Gonzalez is 4-4 on field goal attempts for Arizona State, with a long of 53 yards.

Arizona State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Arizona State’s last 5 games. Texas San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games. The under is 7-2 in Texas San Antonio’s last 9 games against a team with a winning record.

Arizona State comes into this game after a big win last week, while Texas San Antonio had a disappointing second half in their last game. Arizona State has a very high-powered offense and I expect them to score early and often in this one. I like Arizona to win big. 

Arizona State Sun Devils -18

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