Free College Football Picks Today: Cure Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Cure Bowl 2022
Fri 16th December 2022

The No. 22 University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (11-2, 5-1 Away) travel to face the No. 23 Troy University Trojans (11-2, 7-0 Home) at Exploria Stadium on Friday. The Trojans are two-point favorites, and the total is 55.5.

UTSA is coming off a runaway 48-27 win over North Texas at Alamodome on December 2, their 10th consecutive victory. Frank Harris was 32 of 37 for 341 yards and four touchdowns. Kevorian Barnes ran 28 times for 175 yards and a touchdown. Zakhari Franklin caught 10 passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns.

Troy won for the 10th straight game on December 3, beating Coastal Carolina 45-26 at Larry Blakeney Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Gunnar Watson threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns. DK Billingsley carried nine times for 57 yards and three touchdowns. RaJae’ Johnson added two touchdowns of his own. He had four receptions for 134 yards.


The Roadrunners are averaging 38.7 points per game for the season, 11th in FBS, and they are facing a Trojans defense that has surrendered 17.5 PPG (9th). Meanwhile, Troy has scored 26.2 points a game this season, 80th in the country, and UTSA is allowing 26.5 PPG (65th).

The Roadrunners rank as one of the nation’s top teams in passing yards per game (308.6, 12th), while they are 50th in rushing yards (177.5). The Trojans are 42nd in passing yards allowed per game (207.9) and 22nd against the run (117.1).

Troy is 46th in the nation in passing yards per game (252.9) and 107th in rushing (122.5), while the Roadrunners are allowing 253.5 passing yards (101st) and 151.2 rushing yards per game (73rd).


Through 13 games, Frank Harris has thrown for 31 touchdowns (7 INT) and 297.3 yards per game to lead UTSA in passing. In six games away from home this season, he has 13 TDs (5 INT) and an average of 281.0 yards passing. Kevorian Barnes leads the team in rushing with an average of 79.2 yards a game over nine games. He has six touchdowns on the ground and one through the air.

Zakhari Franklin is the Roadrunners’ leading receiver with 84.6 yards a game and 14 TDs. Gunnar Watson has 13 passing touchdowns (10 INT) with 225.4 yards per game through 12 games to lead Troy.

Kimani Vidal has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 81.5 yards a game through 13 games. He has nine touchdowns. Tez Johnson has been a key target in the Trojans’ aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 68.6 yard per game average through 12 appearances.


UTSA is seeking a fifth straight win on the road this season. Troy is undefeated at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Troy (+120)

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