On Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT, the UTSA Roadrunners face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders from Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. The game is airing exclusively on CBS Sports Network, which you can stream with a Live TV Streaming Service. Watch Live Free
The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will look to avoid their first 0-3 start to a season since 2011 when they take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Friday. It will be the Conference USA opener for both teams. The Blue Raiders (0-2)
tied for fifth in the C-USA East Division with Florida International at 3-5 and were 4-8 overall in 2019. UTSA, meanwhile, tied for fourth in the C-USA West Division with Rice and North Texas at 3-5 and was also 4-8 overall.
The game is slated to start at 8 p.m. ET from the Alamodome in San Antonio and will be televised by CBS Sports Network. UTSA was 2-4 at home a year ago, while Middle Tennessee was 0-6 on the road. The Roadrunners are
favored by seven points in the latest UTSA vs. Middle Tennessee odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 60. Before making any Middle Tennessee vs. UTSA picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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UTSA was supposed to face Memphis on Friday, but instead, will take on Conference USA rival Middle Tennessee State on the same date at 8pmET (CBS Sports Network). These teams have not met since 2016 as they play in
separate divisions of C-USA.Memphis has now had two games postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The Tigers/Roadrunners game will not be made up.
MTSU is off to a rough start, after losing to Army on Sept. 5, 42-0 and Troy 47-14 last week. UTSA is 2-0 having defeated Texas State 51-48 in overtime on Sept. 12 and Stephen F. Austin 24-10 last week at home.
Where’s the defense?
Last season, MTSU finished near the bottom of Conference USA in most defensive categories. They returned just three starters on defense from a team that allowed 29.9 points per game (81st) and a whopping 194 rushing
yards per contest (101st). They allowed 42 points to Army on Sept. 5 and 240 rushing yards against Troy last week on 55 attempts (496 total yards). The offense didn’t help matters by totaling just 211 yards.
“There’s not a whole lot of positives to talk about,” MTSU coach Rick Stockstill said after the game on dnj.com. “They handed it to us pretty good.
You can’t really say that we did anything good offensively, and we’re just not a very good offensive football team right now.
“We haven’t been able to score these last two games, and in this day in age, you have to score, and if you don’t, you’re not going to win games. We just need to play better in all phases.”
The Blue Raiders turned the ball over three times, all interceptions from Asher O’Hara (16-23, 109 yds, 1 INT) and Chase Cunningham (2-7, 2 INTs). O’Hara threw for 2,616 yards last season with 20 TDs and eight picks.
He also added 1,058 rushing yards with nine scores. This season, the junior signal-caller has just 155 passing yards and three picks with 63 rushing yards.
Now, the model has set its sights on MTSU vs. UTSA. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for UTSA vs. MTSU: