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UTSA Roadrunners vs. Colorado State Rams - 9/26/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado State Rams (1-2) at UTSA Roadrunners (0-3)
Date & Time Saturday September 26, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)
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The Line: UTSA Roadrunners +9.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Colorado State Rams (1-2) at UTSA Roadrunners (0-3)

The Alamodome and the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners host the Colorado State Rams.

The Colorado State Rams are already in need of a win after suffering back to back overtime defeats. The Rams watched visiting Colorado rally from a 14-0 first quarter deficit to record a 27-24 decision. The Rams clearly moved the ball better with a 500-348 yardage edge with almost 37 minutes of possession although a pair of picks were costly with one being a pick six Quarterback Nick Stevens gave the CSU passing game some punch with 282 yards with a touchdown and two INT’s with Rashard Higgins grabbing eight balls for 125 yards and a score. Dalyn Dawkins paced Colorado State a solid 118 rushing yards on 10 carries with a trip to the end zone while Jasen Oden added 80 yards and a TD on 25 carries. 

The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners have struggled to get going in back to back defeats to fall to 1-2 after suffering a 69-14 loss at Oklahoma State. The Roadrunners were outgained 529-346 and had two fumbles returned for touchdowns. Blake Bogenschutz struggled under center with 58 yards on 8-13 with a touchdown but he also threw a pair of interceptions  but Dalton Sturm and his 109 yards in relief were not going to rally UTSA. A productive ground game was the only thing that could have kept Texas-San Antonio competitive but Jarveon Williams and his 90 yards and 50 yards from Dalton Sturm were productive but obviously not enough to hold down the explosive Cowboys.

The Rams are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and are 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games while going  9-1-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. loss. The Roadrunners are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss and the under is 8-1 in Roadrunners last 9 home games while the Roadrunners are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game. This is a lot of chalk to lay on the road but I think the Rams can't afford to let this one get away...

Colorado State -9.5

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