The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns are favored in this bowl game. They are at -14.0 (-105). The UTSA Roadrunners spread is +14.0 (-105). In terms of totals betting, the over/under can be found at 55 (-105). Also, here’s our Lending Tree Bowl prediction, featuring WKU and Georgia State.
The SERVPRO First Responder Bowl will be played on Saturday, December 26. The kickoff will be at 3:30 pm ET with the game being played at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, TX. The weather is predicted to be mostly cloudy with a temperature of 58-degrees. Probability of precipitation is 14% and winds will be 8 MPH from the South.
Louisiana vs UTSA Pick 2020 – Statistics
In terms of offensive yards, these two teams were fairly even as each averaged just over 400 YPG. Also, each team split the yardage close to evenly between rushing and passing. On defense, UL allowed 180.9 YPG in rushing and 166.9 in the air. UTSA gave up 228.1 YPG in passing and 152.9 in rushing.
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl – Offense and Defense
Both teams can move but the ball, but the Ragin’ Cajuns have a defense that can stymie opponents. Plus, the Roadrunner D is not as adept at stopping opponents as the UL defense is. Here’s how these two teams break down specifically.
Ragin’ Cajuns and Roadrunners
UTSA QB Frank Harris has thrown 10 TD passes and five INTs while being sacked 13 times. He’s also rushed for eight TDs, averaging 5.7 YPA. RB Sincere McCormick has covered 1345 yards this season, running for 11 scores. WR Zakhari Franklin leads the team with six touchdown receptions.
Louisiana vs UTSA Pick 2020 – Defenses
The Roadrunner defense comes to this contest with some impressive stats that include 25 sacks, 11 INTs, and 30 PD. They’ve forced 13 fumbles and recovered seven. The D has scored once. Safety Rashad Wisdom leads the team with 52 solo tackles, 85 total tackles, four picks, and two forced fumbles.
Louisiana vs UTSA Pick 2020 – Final Word
Our Louisiana vs UTSA pick 2020 is liking the Ragin’ Cajuns for both their offense and defense. However, the spread of 14 looks a little imposing here. For UTSA to win they will have to pressure the QB and force some errors. Plus, the Roadrunners will need to find points. We’re going with the better D and taking UL. We like the over at 55.0.
SERVPRO First Responder Bowl 2020 – Summary
Point Spread – UL Ragin Gajuns at -14.0 (-105).
Totals – Over 55.0 (-105)