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Rice will win

Texas – Rice Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 20:00

When the wind blows just right on game day, you might be able to hear his screams as the play-by-play announcer looks into the mirror and repeats the phrase, three and out... Original starting QB Shawn Stankavage is out for the season with an injury, and the most recent news indicates freshman Wiley Green will get the start on Saturday. Rice fans can hope for a killer performance, but it will be trial by fire as Green only has one completed pass for six yards in his college career.

They have returned 15 kicks for 371 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. North Texas is 92nd in the country in punt returns with 9. North Texas kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 this season. The North Texas Mean Green have tried 15 field goals this year and made 13, which is 10th in college football. They've totaled 172 punt return yards and average 19.1 yards per return, which is 8th in D-1. That ranks them 52nd in the NCAA in punting average. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87%. Their punters have accumulated 1,560 yards on 37 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. The Mean Green average 25 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,298.

The Owls are ranked 124th in yards per play allowed with 7.1. The Owls have committed 37 penalties for 322 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. Rice is 124th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 310. The Rice pass defense has also given up a total of 2,100 yards through the air, which is 120th overall in total pass defense. That ranks them 28th in the nation. Opposing offenses have completed 137 passes on 211 attempts against the Rice Owls defense this season, placing them 70th and 47th in the country. They have surrendered a total of 3,522 yards on D, which is 116th in Division 1. Their rushing defense has allowed 286 attempts for 1,422 yards this year, putting them in 99th place in D-1 against the run.

Rice Owls kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Their punters have totaled 2,185 yards on 49 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. They've accumulated 31 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 95th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 716 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Rice Owls have attempted 16 field goals this season and made 10, which is 25th in D-1. The Owls average 28 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,310. That places them 18th in Division 1 in punting average. Rice is ranked 125th in the nation in punt returns with 5.

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Rice has been struggling for years, and the only reason they dont get the bad rap that UTEP gets is because Rice is smart enough to schedule FCS squads. This one will not be a thriller. For all of UNTs numbers, theyve been shaky against UTEP and lost games they had a chance to win against both Louisiana Tech and UAB.

Opponent offenses have completed 144 throws on 277 attempts against the North Texas defense this season, ranking them 88th and 121st in the country. North Texas is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 152. They have given up a total of 2,767 yards on D, which is 66th in the nation. They have had 42 penalties for 385 yards on defense this year. The Mean Green are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. The North Texas Mean Green rush defense has given up 259 attempts for 882 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the country against the run. That places them 53rd in Division 1. The North Texas Mean Green pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,885 yards in the air, which is 103rd overall in total pass defense.

He has passed for 2,546 yards this year. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 39 times for 448 yards so far this year, which has them 89th in the country in penalties. They've run 289 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. They have run 609 plays this year for 3,755 yards, which ranks them 7th in the nation in total offense. His quarterback rating this season is 154.6. As a team they have accumulated a total of 201 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 203 throws while attempting 309 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. The Mean Green have run for 1,156 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the nation. They are 11th in Division 1 in points scored with 300. The North Texas Mean Green average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football.

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