Texas (@ ) vs Rice (@21.0)
14-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Rice will win

Texas – Rice Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 20:00

The Mean Green have an over/under record of 0-8-0 and they are 4-4-0 against the spread. The Owls have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0. The opening line for this game has North Texas as 28 point favorites. The Rice Owls travel to Apogee Stadium to take on the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Rice vs. North Texas Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

When the wind blows just right on game day, you might be able to hear his screams as the play-by-play announcer looks into the mirror and repeats the phrase, three and out... Original starting QB Shawn Stankavage is out for the season with an injury, and the most recent news indicates freshman Wiley Green will get the start on Saturday. Rice fans can hope for a killer performance, but it will be trial by fire as Green only has one completed pass for six yards in his college career.

As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this year, placing them 101st overall as an offensive unit. They have run 543 plays this season for 2,562 yards, which ranks them 101st in the nation in total offense. The Rice Owls are 112th in Division 1 in points scored with 153. He has completed 17 passes on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.8%. The Owls average 4.7 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. The Owls have been penalized on offense 36 times for 312 yards so far this season, which has them 102nd in the nation in penalties. Evan Marshman has thrown for 164 yards this season. He averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt and 3.8 adjusted yards per throw. On the ground Rice has run for 1,230 yards as a team, which ranks 70th in the country. His quarterback rating this year is 92.8. They've run 308 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit.

The Owls are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.1. The Owls have committed 37 penalties for 322 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. Rice is 124th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 310. The Rice pass defense has also given up a total of 2,100 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense. That ranks them 28th in the nation. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 211 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, placing them 70th and 47th in the country. They have surrendered a total of 3,522 yards on D, which is 116th in Division 1. Their rushing defense has allowed 286 attempts for 1,422 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run.

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Opponent offenses have completed 144 throws on 277 attempts against the North Texas defense this season, ranking them 88th and 121st in the country. North Texas is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 152. They have given up a total of 2,767 yards on D, which is 66th in the nation. They have had 42 penalties for 385 yards on defense this year. The Mean Green are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. The North Texas Mean Green rush defense has given up 259 attempts for 882 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the country against the run. That places them 53rd in Division 1. The North Texas Mean Green pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,885 yards in the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.

They have returned 15 kicks for 371 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. North Texas is 92nd in the country in punt returns with 9. North Texas kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 this season. The North Texas Mean Green have tried 15 field goals this year and made 13, which is 10th in college football. They've totaled 172 punt return yards and average 19.1 yards per return, which is 8th in D-1. That ranks them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. Their punters have accumulated 1,560 yards on 37 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. The Mean Green average 25 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,298.

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For a second week in a row, North Texas will be facing a team with a straight-up better run game. That one-two punch will keep the Mean Green on their toes, and force them to work for it. Austin Walter and Emmanuel Esukpa have both rushed 112 times so far this season, for 507 and 443 yards, respectively. This is not to say Rice isnt without offensive weapons.

He has passed for 2,546 yards this year. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 39 times for 448 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They've run 289 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. They have run 609 plays this year for 3,755 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. His quarterback rating this season is 154.6. As a team they have accumulated a total of 201 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 203 throws while attempting 309 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. The Mean Green have run for 1,156 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the nation. They are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 300. The North Texas Mean Green average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football.