Free College Football Picks Today: Rice Owls vs University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Rice Owls vs University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Rice University Owls (5-5, 3-3 CUSA) play host to the University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (8-2, 6-0 CUSA), who will be looking to prolong their winning streak, at Rice Stadium on Saturday.

The Roadrunners are 13-point favorites, and the total is 59. UTSA is coming off a dominant 51-7 win over Louisiana Tech at Alamodome last Saturday, their seventh consecutive victory. Frank Harris threw for 216 yards and a touchdown.

Kevorian Barnes ran 11 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns. Joshua Cephus caught seven passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Rice lost 45-10 to Western Kentucky at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium last Saturday.

Shawqi Itraish was 11 of 18 for 161 yards and two interceptions. Juma Otoviano carried 15 times for 97 yards. Kobie Campbell hauled in seven receptions for 61 yards.


The Roadrunners won the only meeting between the teams last season, a 45-0 victory in October, their fourth straight win against Rice. Frank Harris threw two touchdowns for UTSA, as Joshua Cephus scored twice.


The Roadrunners are averaging 38.0 points per game for the season, 14th in FBS, and they are facing an Owls defense that has surrendered 34.4 PPG (119th). Meanwhile, Rice has scored 28.0 points a game this season, 71st in the nation, and UTSA is allowing 28.0 PPG (82nd).

The Roadrunners rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (315.4, 11th), while they are 51st in rushing yards (174.2). The Owls are 53rd in passing yards allowed per game (218.8) and 84th against the run (158.1).

Rice is 73rd in the country in passing yards per game (227.1) and 66th in rushing (152.4), while the Roadrunners are allowing 263.1 passing yards (108th) and 153.6 rushing yards per game (78th).


Through 10 games, Frank Harris has thrown for 22 touchdowns (6 INT) and 303.9 yards per game to lead UTSA in passing. In five away games this season, he has 11 TDs (4 INT) and an average of 316.6 yards passing. Brenden Brady leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.3 yards a game over 10 games.

He has nine touchdowns on the ground. Joshua Cephus is the Roadrunners’ leading receiver with 82.3 yards a game and five TDs.TJ McMahon has 18 passing touchdowns (14 INT) with 210.2 yards per game through 10 games to lead Rice.

In five home games this season, he has thrown for 13 TDs (5 INT) and an average of 246.6 yards. Cameron Montgomery has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 45.2 yards a game through 10 games.

Bradley Rozner has been the primary target in the Owls’ aerial attack. He has eight touchdowns and a 73.3 yard per game average through 10 appearances.


UTSA has won three in a row away from home this season.

SportsTips’ College Foottball Pick:

UTSA -13.5 (-110)

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