North Texas vs UTSA Conference USA Championship Prediction Game Preview

North Texas vs UTSA game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Conference USA Championship Week game on Friday, December 2

North Texas vs UTSA prediction, game preview, odds, how to watch. Championship Week, Friday, December 2


North Texas vs UTSA Conference USA Championship Prediction Game Preview

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North Texas vs UTSA Conference USA Championship How To Watch

Date: Friday, December 2
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: North Texas (7-5), UTSA (10-2)
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Why North Texas Will Win

The Mean Green came close the first time around.

They went to UTSA, got the passing game going, and had their chances in the 31-27 loss. As long as they can keep bombing away, they’ll have a shot.

Consistency has been a bit of an issue, but no one in Conference USA gets more big plays out of the passing game partly because no on in the conference is better in pass protection. Giving QB Austin Aune time to work won’t be a problem – UTSA doesn’t have much of a pass rush to worry about.

Aune struggled with his accuracy, but he threw for 325 yards and three scores in the first meeting. He’ll come up with close to 300 yards in this to keep up the pressure.

However …

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Why UTSA Will Win

North Texas might have been strong the first time around, but UTSA did win.

Frank Harris threw a pick, but the offense was well balanced, there weren’t any big problems moving the chains, and it should all work again against a North Texas defense that allows over 450 yards per game.

On a nine-game winning streak, the defending Conference USA champion has the consistency North Texas doesn’t. It has the ability to run or 250 yards, bomb away when needed, and keep things moving against a defense that’s awful at coming up with third down stops.

The Mean Green are 5-0 when allowing fewer than 150 rushing yards and 2-5 when giving up more. UTEP is 7-0 when hitting the 150 mark.

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What’s Going To Happen

North Texas isn’t going to make this easy.

Just when it seems like UTSA has things under control, the Mean Green big plays will connect to keep the pressure on.

The UTSA offense will be steady throughout, it’ll control the clock late, and the program will make it two Conference USA championships in a row in a fun back-and-forth shootout.

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North Texas vs UTSA Prediction, Line

UTSA 41, North Texas 31
Line: UTSA -8.5, o/u: 67.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
North Texas vs UTSA Must See Rating (out of 5): 3.5

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Rice vs North Texas Prediction Game Preview

Rice vs North Texas game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 13 game on Saturday, November 26

Rice vs North Texas prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 13, Saturday, November 26


Rice vs North Texas Prediction Game Preview

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Rice vs North Texas How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 26
Game Time: 2:00 ET
Venue: Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX
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Record: Rice (5-6), North Texas (6-5)
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Rice vs North Texas What’s Going To Happen

Can Rice get that sixth win to get bowl eligible? Can North Texas come up with a seventh win to cement a post-season spot?

Rice picked the wrong time for the offense to hit a wall – 17 points over the last two games against WKU and UTSA – with turnovers the biggest problem. The O has given it up nine times in the last two weeks and 18 times in the last six games.

The North Texas defense hasn’t been too bad lately, but it’s going to get hit hard by the Rice passing game. It won’t be enough.

The Mean Green offense will get the ground game going right away for over 200 yards to set the tone. The Rice attack will keep up, but once again the mistakes will be costly.

North Texas is 0-5 when allowing teams to score 31 points or more and 6-0 when it doesn’t. The Rice offense, though, has only scored ore than 27 once on the road in five tries.

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Rice vs North Texas Prediction, Line

North Texas 38, Rice 23
Line: North Texas -14.5, o/u: 58.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Rice vs North Texas Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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North Texas vs UAB Prediction Game Preview

North Texas vs UAB game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 11 game on Saturday, November 12

North Texas vs UAB prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 11, Saturday, November 12


North Texas vs UAB How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 12
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Stadium
How To Watch: Protective Stadium, Birmingham, AL
Record: North Texas (6-4), UAB (4-5)
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North Texas vs UAB Game Preview

Why North Texas Will Win

Can North Texas really play for the Conference USA championship? It’s on the doorstep of doing that after coming up with two straight great performances in wins over WKU and FIU.

The passing game has gone off. Austin Aune has been unstoppable, the running game is averaging over five yards per carry on the year, and UAB has to prove it can keep up.

All of a sudden, the Blazers have stalled with three straight losses, but …

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Why UAB Will Win

This might be fixable.

It’s going to take a big pivot to get back in the mix for a bowl game, but it can start with the running game that’s been rolling over everyone. D

DeWayne McBride – the nation’s leading rusher – continues to hammer away for a ground game that’s going to blow past 200 yards, and last week the passing attack showed it could hold up its end of the bargain with Jacob Zeno throwing for 332 yards.

UAB has to keep up in the pace in the shootout, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

Can UAB’s defense hold up? It’s not coming up with enough key stops, the offense isn’t able to control game like it should, and the secondary isn’t holding up in the red zone likes it needs to.

The North Texas offense will be great, but UAB is a totally different animal at home.

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North Texas vs UAB Prediction, Line

UAB 37, North Texas 34
Line: UAB -5.5, o/u: 57.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
North Texas vs UAB Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5
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North Texas vs WKU Prediction, Game Preview

North Texas vs WKU game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 9 game on Saturday, October 29

North Texas vs WKU prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 9, Saturday, October 29


North Texas vs WKU How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 29
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Stadium
How To Watch: Houchens Industries, L.T. Smith Stadium, Bowling Green, KY
Record: North Texas (4-4), WKU (5-3)
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North Texas vs WKU Game Preview

Why North Texas Will Win

The running game fun might have chilled out for a game but it’s about to come back strong.

The Mean Green were rolling with 775 rushing yards over a two game stretch before stalling in last week’s 31-27 loss to UTSA. Now it’s about to hit the 200-yard mark again against a WKU defense that’s fine, but had problems in the win over UAB and the loss to USTA.

It’s this simple for North Texas, though – can it slow down the Hilltopper passing game? The D isn’t special, but it can generate a pass rush and hold on  for a few drives while the offense takes over.

For all of the fun with the WKU attack, it’s not great on third downs and doesn’t push the ball down the field enough to matter.

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Why WKU Will Win

The Hilltoppers aren’t bad against the run overall.

The goal is to get that passing game going early to force North Texas to start throwing and get it out of its gameplan. It can do that with a few good early drives.

To be fair, WKU leads Conference USA against the run because everyone throws against this D – and because few on the slate so far can grind – but North Texas doesn’t power up like UAB and UTSA do. It’s more about getting playmakers in space, and WKU can slow that down.

Keep the Mean Green from ripping off yards in chunks, come up with a few takeaways, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

These two teams have plays a whole slew of fun games this year, and this should be another one.

North Texas, though, is is 3-1 at home, 1-3 on the road, and that one win away from Denton came in the opener against UTEP.

WKU showed last week it can win even when it gets gouged by a good ground game, but it took four takeaways against UAB to get that done.

The D won’t get that many, but it’ll come up with two to help out the offense that will control things with the quick passing attack.

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North Texas vs WKU Prediction, Line

WKU 38, North Texas 30
Line: WKU -9.5, o/u: 69.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
North Texas vs WKU Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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Louisiana Tech vs North Texas Prediction, Game Preview

Louisiana Tech vs North Texas game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 7 game on Saturday, October 15

Louisiana Tech vs North Texas prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 7, Saturday, October 15


Louisiana Tech vs North Texas How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 15
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Louisiana Tech (2-3), North Texas (3-3)
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Louisiana Tech vs North Texas Game Preview

Why Louisiana Tech Will Win

The Bulldogs desperately needed a win to get the season going, and it came through with a 41-31 shootout against a decent UTEP defense.

The offense was fine, but the four takeaways played the biggest role. North Texas is having a turnover problem with 12 on the year and seven over the last three games.

The Mean Green offense is struggling on third downs, it’s forcing too many throws leading to picks, and the run defense can be plowed on. However …

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Why North Texas Will Win

Louisiana Tech doesn’t run well enough to matter.

It had one big explosion in the win over Stephen F Austin, but that’s been it. It’ll try running on the soft Mean Green defensive front, but it needs to throw to win.

The passing yards will be there, but getting into a shootout with North Texas is a problem. The Mean Green ran on Florida Atlantic for 300 yards, threw for close to 700 yards in the previous two games, and they’ll find a way to get everything going.

As long as the running game works – and it should be able to on the Bulldog front – they’ll control this.

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What’s Going To Happen

Both offenses will have some fun.

Louisiana Tech will wing it around for close to 300 yards, but North Texas will be a bit more balanced. When it runs well, it does better – it doesn’t want to make this about who can be more effective through the air.

Both teams will turn the ball over a few times, but at home the North Texas offense will be more effective and consistent.

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Louisiana Tech vs North Texas Prediction, Line

North Texas 38, Louisiana Tech 34
Line: North Texas -6.5, o/u: 67.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Louisiana Tech vs North Texas Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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Florida Atlantic vs North Texas Prediction, Game Preview

Florida Atlantic vs North Texas game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Florida Atlantic vs North Texas prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Florida Atlantic vs North Texas How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 4:00 ET
Venue: Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Florida Atlantic (2-3), North Texas (2-3)
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Florida Atlantic vs North Texas Game Preview

Why Florida Atlantic Will Win

The offense is more than capable of keeping up the pace.

North Texas has been doing a great job with the passing game, and Florida Atlantic should be able to bring the balance to do what it must.

The Mean Green couldn’t handle the UNLV running game, it had problems with just about everyone else through the air – UNLV was hitting passes at ease, too – and now it’s up to QB N’Kosi Perry to find a groove early.

The offensive line is doing a good job of keeping defenses out of the backfield, the defenses forced five takeaways in the last two games, and …

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Why North Texas Will Win

The Owls are struggling defensively.

They did a nice job in the close call 28-26 fight at Purdue, but that came after getting destroyed by UCF. Ohio was able to throw at will, the run defense has been spotty, and North Texas should be able to take advantage of it all.

Yes, Perry is playing well enough to keep up, but he hasn’t been consistent enough, and he’s not pushing the ball down the field like North Texas can.

Mean Green QB Austin Aune is averaging over eight yards per pass, he threw for 676 yards and five scores over the last two games, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

Can North Texas overcome the turnovers that are coming?

Florida Atlantic should make this a shootout, but the pass defense that’s been struggling will give up over 300 yards, being at home will matter, and this will be a fun game with the Mean Green big plays taking over late.

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Florida Atlantic vs North Texas Prediction, Line

North Texas 41, Florida Atlantic 37
Line: Florida Atlantic -3.5, o/u: 67
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Florida Atlantic vs North Texas Must See Rating (out of 5): 2.5

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Memphis vs North Texas Prediction, Game Preview

Memphis vs North Texas game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Memphis vs North Texas prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Memphis vs North Texas How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Memphis (2-1), North Texas (2-2)
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Memphis vs North Texas Game Preview

Why North Texas Will Win

The defense might have failed against UNLV, but the offense keeps on going with Austin Aune and the passing game throwing well …

Usually.

The defense is an issue – more about that in a moment – but the offense is great at generating first downs, the points are there, and it’s going to make Memphis keep bombing away to keep up.

The Tigers are a disaster defensively on third downs and they’re getting hammered through the air – and that includes a game against Navy among the three so far – partly because there’s no pass rush for the Mean Green to worry about.

However …

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Why Memphis Will Win

North Texas isn’t exactly a defensive rock, either.

It’s allowing over 500 yards per game, the run defense is getting shoved around, and the secondary is allowing close to 300 yards per game.

Seth Henigan and the Tiger offense have gone for close to 800 passing yards and five touchdowns over the last two weeks, and as long as he gets time to work, he’ll go off on the North Texas secondary.

Memphis will put up yards, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Turnovers are going to matter.

Memphis might have to push its offense a bit, but it only has one turnover so far, no interceptions, and North Texas has given it away seven times in four games.

The Tigers will be +2 in turnover margin, and they’re not going to need to be with over 500 yards of total offense consistently cranking up the Mean Green D.

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Memphis vs North Texas Prediction, Line

Memphis 41, North Texas 27
Line: Memphis -12.5, o/u: 69
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Memphis vs North Texas Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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North Texas vs UNLV Prediction, Game Preview

North Texas vs UNLV game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

North Texas vs UNLV prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


North Texas vs UNLV How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
How To Watch: Mountain West Network
Record: North Texas (2-1), UNLV (1-1)
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North Texas vs UNLV Game Preview

Why North Texas Will Win

The Mean Green offense is working.

The passing game has been consistent, the running game is ripping it up, and overall the team is averaging 476 yards per game behind a line that’s been great at giving everyone time.

UNLV doesn’t have the offensive pop to keep up.

The passing game was great against Idaho State, but it’s not keeping the chains moving, penalty yards have been a problem, and unlike North Texas, the offensive line is having a big problem in pass protection.

However …

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Why UNLV Will Win

Here comes the UNLV pass rush.

North Texas might be doing a nice job so far, but it’s about to get pressed and pressured against a Rebel defensive front that generated nine sacks in the first two games – mostly against Idaho State.

The defense has played well. It’s only allowing 1.9 yards per carry – the sacks are helping the stats – and at home it’s up to the offense to start cranking it up. the Cal defense was able to keep the Rebels under wraps, in the 20-14 Bear win, but Doug Brumfield went off against Idaho State, and now …

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What’s Going To Happen

This should be a fun shootout.

UNLV will find the overall pop to keep up, North Texas will be balanced, and these two will trade shots and big plays all game long.

The home side will get the one extra defensive stop needed to pull this off, but it’ll come after a whole slew of twists and turns.

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North Texas vs UNLV Prediction, Line

UNLV 38, North Texas 34
Line: UNLV -2.5, o/u: 63.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
North Texas vs UNLV Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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North Texas vs Texas Southern Prediction, Game Preview

North Texas vs Texas Southern game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

North Texas vs Texas Southern prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


North Texas vs Texas Southern How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: North Texas (1-1), Texas Southern (0-1)
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North Texas vs Texas Southern Game Preview

Why Texas Southern Will Win

The Tigers were able to keep up for a while in the 40-23 loss to Prairie View A&M, but it couldn’t handle the running game. However, there’s a nice rotation of runners to give North Texas a few problems.

The Mean Green couldn’t do much to slow down SMU in last week’s 48-10 loss, and the offense hasn’t been able to open it up on the ground yet. It hasn’t been bad, but it’s not going to come up with the big, gashing runs that crushes Texas Southern.

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Why North Texas Will Win

The Tiger defense won’t be able to come up with enough stops to overcome the struggles on offense.

North Texas might not have been able to hold up against SMU’s O, but the attack has the parts to throw better, the D was terrific in the win over UTEP, and now it should all work against the porous Texas Southern defensive front.

No, the Mean Green haven’t been able to crank up the big runs yet, but …

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What’s Going To Happen

They’re about to come this week.

The North Texas offense has the parts to be a problem for everyone in the Conference USA race, and this is when they all get to show what they can do. Texas Southern will come up with a few scores, but it won’t have a prayer of keeping up after the first quarter.

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North Texas vs Texas Southern Prediction, Line

North Texas 52, Texas Southern 13
Line: North Texas -35, o/u: 68
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
North Texas vs Texas Southern Must See Rating (out of 5): 1.5

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SMU vs North Texas Prediction, Game Preview

SMU vs North Texas game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

SMU vs North Texas prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


SMU vs North Texas How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: SMU (0-0), North Texas (1-0)
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SMU vs North Texas Game Preview

Why North Texas Will Win

North Texas looked fantastic in the season opener on the road, beating UTEP 31-13 with a big day from QB Austin Aune with decent help from the ground game.

The downfield passing attack worked – the Mean Green receivers are a problem – and now they’re going against a green SMU secondary that has a slew of nice parts, but hasn’t been tested.

The defense did a lot of bending but not breaking against the Miners. It needs to hold up against the run, the offensive line could stand to be a bit stronger for the ground game, and …

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Why SMU Will Win

The North Texas secondary has to tighten up a bit after allowing close to 300 yards last week.

It held firm in the second half, but now it has to deal with SMU’s attack and new head coach Rhett Lashlee. The passing game is going to kick in fast with veteran QB Tanner Mordecai and a phenomenal receiving corps about to blow up.

North Texas doesn’t have a high-end pass rush, and it’s going to have to deal with midrange completion after midrange completion.

This should be a bit of a shootout, and SMU is far better equipped for it.

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What’s Going To Happen

SMU will have to take a few hits from a North Texas offense that’s going to keep the chains moving, but Mordecai and the offense will be balanced and explosive.

The Mustangs won 35-12 last year – it’s going to be more of an offensive show than that. More pass plays, more deep shots, and more fun – but with roughly the same result.

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SMU vs North Texas Prediction, Line

SMU 40, North Texas 27
Line: SMU -12, o/u: 68.5
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