Army Black Knights (1-1) vs. UTSA Roadrunners (1-1)
Army Black Knights vs. UTSA Roadrunners 9/15/23 – Week 3 of the college football season presents an intriguing matchup as the Army Black Knights (1-1) face the UTSA Roadrunners (1-1). Scheduled for September 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET, the game will unfold at the Alamodome and be televised on ESPN. Both teams are coming in with identical records, making this contest all the more critical as they look to tip the scale in their favor.
Army has a well-rounded roster, but running back Hayden Reed and wide receiver Isaiah Alston are players to watch. Reed has managed 46 yards on 13 rushing attempts, averaging 3.5 yards per carry. Alston, on the other hand, has six receptions for a staggering 182 yards, averaging an eye-popping 30.3 yards per reception and scoring twice. Although Army’s win-loss ratio is balanced, these players have shown flashes of brilliance that could be decisive in the upcoming game.
UTSA’s key offensive weapons include running back Kevorian Barnes and wide receiver Joshua Cephus. Barnes has rushed for 206 yards on 42 attempts, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and contributing a touchdown. Cephus has hauled in 15 receptions for 161 yards, averaging 10.7 yards per catch with a touchdown. Though the Roadrunners have had a mixed start to the season, their key players have shown potential to swing games in their favor. If you’re looking for the best free NCAAF picks, consider their matchups carefully.
Army Black Knights vs. UTSA Roadrunners Game Info
|When:||Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET|
Bryson Daily QB vs. Frank Harris QB
Army’s quarterback, Bryson Daily, has completed 13 out of 22 attempts for 314 yards, touting a completion rate of 59.1%. What stands out is his average of 14.3 yards per pass attempt, indicating a willingness to go deep. Daily has thrown three touchdowns but has been intercepted twice and sacked once. His passer rating is currently at 205.8, pointing to his effectiveness in the passing game despite the interceptions.
Frank Harris for UTSA has completed 44 of 73 attempts for 423 yards. His completion rate is marginally better than Daily’s at 60.3%, but his yards per attempt sit at a conservative 5.8. Harris has thrown for two touchdowns but has also thrown three interceptions. Moreover, he’s been sacked four times, losing 28 yards in the process. His passer rating is currently at 109.8, significantly lower than Daily’s.
The contrasting styles of the two quarterbacks make this matchup intriguing. Daily’s willingness to take risks downfield could be a game-changer, especially if Alston continues his explosive form. Harris, meanwhile, takes a safer approach, although this hasn’t entirely prevented him from turning the ball over. The Army offensive line has provided better protection for Daily, evident from his single sack. On the other hand, Harris has suffered four sacks, showing vulnerabilities in the UTSA offensive line. Considering the quarterbacks’ performances and protection, Daily appears to be in a better position to make impactful plays, albeit at the risk of turnovers.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: UTSA Roadrunners -330, Total Odds: 45
Army Black Knights have a spread of +9 with odds at -115, whereas the UTSA Roadrunners are at -9 with odds at -105. The total over-under for the game is set at 45.
Army Black Knights Betting Trends
Army has been impressive against the spread, boasting a 7-1 ATS record in their last eight games. Their straight-up record in their last five games is also noteworthy at 4-1. However, their road performance has been shaky, going 1-4 SU in the last five road games.
UTSA Roadrunners Betting Trends
UTSA has been struggling against the spread recently, going 1-4 ATS in their last five games. However, their straight-up record tells a different story; they are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games and unbeaten in their last seven home games.
Army Black Knights vs. UTSA Roadrunners 9/15/23 Betting Picks
In our premium sports picks, Army seems poised to cover the spread, leveraging Bryson Daily’s big-play potential despite their road struggles. While UTSA boasts a strong SU record, expect a close game showcasing both teams’ offensive prowess. UTSA might win outright, but Army appears a solid ATS choice.
Free Pick and Prediction: UTSA Roadrunners will win 28-24.