Saturday, October 10, 2020, LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo Utah., 3:30 p.m. ET
Roadrunners at Cougars Betting Preview: Roadrunners (+33.5) , Cougars (-33.5)
UTSA hopes to have Frank Harris available to start at quarterback after he left the Middle Tennessee game with an injury and did not play in last week’s loss at UAB. Harris has passed for 508 yards and is second on the team in rushing with 162 to leader Sincere McCormick’s 527.
Joshua Cephus has 22 catches for 205 yards to lead the Roadrunners in receiving. He has three of the team’s four touchdown receptions.
The two teams will be meeting for the first time, and the Roadrunners go into the game as decided underdogs.
“We are going to go up there and find a way to scrap and see if we we can hang in there with them and pull off a shocker,” coach Jeff Taylor said.
The Cougars enter the game as statistically the nation’s top offensive (558.5 yards per game) and defensive (241.3 ypg) teams and are heavy favorites to add to those numbers against the Conference-USA foe.
Quarterback Zack Wilson has put himself in Heisman conversations after coming off a five-touchdown performance in which he completed 24 of 26 passes in a 45-14 romp past another C-USA team, Louisiana Tech, last week.
For the season, Wilson has completed 84.5 percent of his 71 attempts for an average of 316.3 yards per game with six touchdowns against one interception. Dax Milne has 17 catches for 264 yards and a touchdown and Gunner Romney 16 for 373 yards (a 23.3 per catch average) and two scores.
Linebacker Keenan Pili leads the defense in tackles with 19, and defensive end Tyler Batty has four of the team’s dozen sacks.
Roadrunners at Cougars Betting Pick for October 10, 2020
Linebacker Isaiah Kaufusi said he knows the big wins have put a target on the Cougars’ backs and they need to “really focus on things” going forward. UTSA coach Jeff Taylor says his Roadrunners at looking at the prospective mismatch as an “opportunity.”
Roadrunners at Cougars Betting Pick:
Cougars 56, Roadrunners 10
Roadrunners at Cougars Best Bet for October 10, 2020
The Roadrunners have put up 51 points in two overtimes in a win over Texas State and 37 in a win over Middle Tennessee but are coming off a 21-13 loss to UAB in their last game. With Harris back, they should be able to get some points, but not nearly enough to overcome the hungry Cougars.
Roadrunners at Cougars Best Bet: OVER 63.5
–Field Level Media