UTSA Roadrunners vs Houston Cougars 9-2-23

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Houston Cougars 9/2/23 NCAAF Week 1 Picks, Odds, and Analysis

UTSA Roadrunners (11-3 Last Season) vs. Houston Cougars (8-5 Last Season)

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Houston Cougars 9/2/23 – Expectations are rising as the college football season opener between UTSA Roadrunners and Houston Cougars occurs at TDECU Stadium on September 2, 2023, at 7 PM ET. This eagerly-anticipated matchup promises an exhilarating opening matchup to kick off another exciting campaign.


UTSA Roadrunners enter this game, boasting an impressive 11-3 record and showing their superiority on the field. Led by quarterback Frank Harris’ outstanding play last season with 4,059 passing yards at 69.6% completion rate. Kevorian Barnes supplemented Harris’ effective ball movement in the running game by averaging an impressive 6.3 yards per carry to gain 851 yards and score six touchdowns. In comparison, Joshua Cephus proved reliable as a receiver by collecting 985 yards and six touchdowns with an average reception distance of 11.3 yards per reception averaged across his catch-zone targets.


Houston Cougars (8-5) offer a formidable challenge. Quarterback Lucas Coley has performed admirably, posting an impressive 66.7 completion rate and a passer rating of 122.4 in limited attempts. Stacy Sneed leads their rushing attack, averaging an impressive 6.6 yards per carry and five touchdowns, while receiver Matthew Golden averages 15.4 yards per reception and seven scores. For more insights and predictions, check out free online NCAAF picks.

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Houston Cougars Game Info

When: Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: TDECU Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Frank Harris QB and Lucas Coley QB

Frank Harris leads the UTSA Roadrunners offense through his precision as quarterback, which has contributed significantly to their impressive 11-3 record. Accumulating 4,059 passing yards over last season alone and boasting an outstanding 69.6% completion rate proves his ability to find targets downfield consistently, further evidencing this proficiency with an average of 328 passing yards per game passing average and impeccable decision-making and play execution abilities.


Lucas Coley QB has proven to be an essential component of Houston Cougars’ offensive strategy despite limited opportunities, displaying accuracy with a completion rate of 66.7% on his passing attempts and posting an impressive passer rating of 122.4, even though passing volume has been low. Coley’s effectiveness can be gauged from making critical completions with an average completion distance per attempt of 2.7, which will undoubtedly play an integral role when facing off against UTSA Roadrunners later this season.


Odds/Point Spread: UTSA Roadrunners -120, Total Odds: 61

An analysis of odds and team performances provides valuable insight when making informed betting choices for the UTSA Roadrunners vs. Houston Cougars matchup at TDECU Stadium. There are various vital considerations when selecting your picks:


UTSA Roadrunners possess consistent ATS performance, an outstanding road record, and offensive firepower – making them an excellent option for an outright win. UTSA Roadrunners has demonstrated its ability to cover the spread in previous matches, as evidenced by historical trends and team performances. Both teams engage in high-scoring games, making the over an attractive bet.


UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends

UTSA Roadrunners enter this matchup, boasting a distinguished record of ATS performance. Over their past six games, they covered the spread in four out of six instances and consistently met expectations; their dominance also extended into their ability to secure wins; they posted an 11-1 SU record during that span and an exceptional road performance (11-2 in 13 away games), making them reliable ATS performers during Week 1. When facing the Houston Cougars this Saturday afternoon, look for them to deliver another solid performance and quickly cover the spread.

Houston Cougars Betting Trends

The Houston Cougars have had an uneven history regarding recent ATS performance, boasting only a 2-4 record over their last 6 games. Yet their ability to secure wins was evident with a 6-2 SU record in their last 8 contests; on the flip side, though, Week 1 matchups proved challenging, as evidenced by their 2-5 ATS record and an overage rate that saw 9 of 13 total matches go over. As they prepare to face UTSA Roadrunners this Sunday afternoon, past trends suggest unpredictable performances that make their position less predictable in this matchup. For more insights and predictions, check out free consensus sports picks.

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Houston Cougars 9/2/23 Betting Picks

Free Pick and Prediction: UTSA Roadrunners will win 32-29


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