Free College Football Picks Today: Charlotte 49ers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Charlotte 49ers vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers (2-9, 1-6 CUSA) welcome the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs (3-7, 2-4 CUSA) at Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday for their regular season finale. The Bulldogs are three-point favorites, and the total is 64.5.

Louisiana Tech is coming off a deflating 51-7 loss at the hands of UTSA at Alamodome last Saturday. Landry Lyddy was 14 of 26 for 138 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Charvis Thornton ran eight times for 48 yards.

Tre Harris caught five passes for 49 yards. Charlotte lost 24-14 to Middle Tennessee at Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium last Saturday. Chris Reynolds threw for 277 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Shadrick Byrd carried 14 times for 50 yards. Grant DuBose scored once. He hauled in nine receptions for 112 yards.


The Bulldogs won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 42-32 victory in November. Aaron Allen threw two touchdowns for Louisiana Tech, as Marcus Williams Jr. added four TDs. Chris Reynolds tossed two touchdowns for Charlotte, as Keith Pearson found the end zone twice.


The Bulldogs are averaging 30.0 points per game for the season, 53rd in FBS, and they are facing a 49ers defense that has surrendered 41.1 PPG (130th). Meanwhile, Charlotte has scored 24.3 points a game this season, 91st in the nation, and Louisiana Tech is allowing 39.2 PPG (128th).

The Bulldogs rank 24th in the nation in passing yards per game (274.7) and 109th in rushing (114.0). They have advantageous matchups through the air and on the ground, as the 49ers are 123rd in the country in passing yards allowed per game (284.0) and 123rd against the run (212.0).

Charlotte has been one of the country’s least successful rushing teams, averaging 113.4 yards per game (110th), while ranking 30th in passing yards (271.3). Louisiana Tech’s defense has been most vulnerable on the ground, as the Bulldogs are worst in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (236.6). Against the pass, the Bulldogs are 79th (234.8).


Through eight games, Parker McNeil has thrown for 18 touchdowns (8 INT) and 238.5 yards per game to lead Louisiana Tech in passing. In four away games this season, he has seven TDs (6 INT) and an average of 282.0 yards passing.

Marquis Crosby leads the team in rushing with an average of 74.1 yards a game over 10 games. He has five touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Tre Harris is the Bulldogs’ leading receiver with 85.2 yards a game and nine TDs.

Chris Reynolds has 22 passing touchdowns (11 INT) with 252.4 yards per game through nine games to lead Charlotte. In three home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (5 INT) and an average of 262.3 yards. Shadrick Byrd has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 51.6 yards a game through 11 games.

He has five total touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving. Elijah Spencer has been the primary target in the 49ers’ aerial attack. He has nine touchdowns and an 80.5 yard per game average through 11 appearances.


Louisiana Tech is winless away from Joe Aillet Stadium this season. Charlotte is looking to earn a win at home for the first time this season.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

Charlotte (+110)

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