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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (8-4, 5-6 ATS)

WKU awoke on Oct. 9, when it shed at house to UTSA, 52-46. That was the Toppers’ fourth defeat in their initial five games, but they fashioned perhaps the finest rally in the place to acquire their next seven video games.

That was the only time in 4 occasions that a WKU whole in the 70s finished Around that mark. From then on, it did not enable additional than 21 points to any individual.

Call third-calendar year mentor Tyson Helton one savvy manager, for he introduced Zach Kittley in from Houston Baptist to be the Toppers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and Kittley introduced quarterback Bailey Zappe (pronounced ZAP-ee) from Baptist.

And Zappe brought a wealth of receivers from Baptist. Therefore, Zappe, versus UTSA, will turn out to be Division-I football’s 15th quarterback to toss for 5,000 yards in a period.

Assume Zappe to star in this CBSSN broadcast. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound indigenous of Victoria, Texas, involving Houston and Corpus Christi, potential customers the state with 4,968 passing yards and 52 aerial touchdowns.

Towards UTSA two months ago, he threw for a season-ideal 523 yards, with five TDs and 1 interception, in that entertaining defeat. That came in a five-game extend in which he threw 271 passes, for 19 TDs and only two picks.

He’s thrown for 400 yards five situations. What is far more, his line is peerless, given that Zappe’s sack charge of 2.29% is the cheapest in the land. WKU throws it 51 occasions a recreation, 2nd-maximum in the nation. UTSA is aware of just what is coming.

UTSA Roadrunners (11-1, 7-4 ATS)

It had all been clicking so properly for the ’Runners, till Nov. 13. They had received their first eight games, masking seven. Then bettors pounded a 29-place line north of 32, versus Southern Miss, and UTSA escaped with a 27-17 victory.

The three-sport no-protect streak it brings into the C-United states championship activity contains an ugly 45-23 defeat at North Texas past week.

Quarterback Frank Harris had been reliable, but his team’s good results simply cannot solely relaxation on his left arm. Against Southern Miss out on, UTSA ran for 143 yards, but that received reduce to 52 in a 34-31 victory over Alabama-Birmingham.

It accumulated 205 on the ground at North Texas, when coach Jeff Traylor subbed quarterbacks Josh Adkins and Eddie Lee Marburger into the match for an inconsistent Harris. The Roadrunners’ offense is off-harmony.

Soon after hitting triple figures in hurrying yardage 7 times in his very first 9 online games, tailback Sincere McCormick has only been in double digits in his past a few, coinciding conveniently with his team’s spiral.

UTSA boasted of a best-25 national dashing sport. McCormick’s 263 carries are fifth in college football.

It’s possible those people are the perils of a real freshman hitting an imaginary wall, but UTSA demands him to chew up clock and yardage versus Western Kentucky to hold Zappe off the Alamodome’s FusionH XP2 artificial turf.