One of the most intriguing non-College Football Playoff bowl games of the season happens on Tuesday night when the defensive-minded San Diego State Aztecs take on the running and gunning University of Texas San Antonio Roadrunners in this year’s Frisco Bowl. The Aztecs head into this game after an embarrassing Mountain West Conference title loss to the Utah State Aggies. The Roadrunners beat Western Kentucky to win Conference-USA in their last game. Which team gets it done on Tuesday? Keep reading for College Football Bowl odds, analysis, and a free pick for the 2021 Frisco Bowl.
NCAAF Betting Analysis for San Diego State Aztecs Vs UTSA Roadrunners
Famous Frisco Bowl Odds | San Diego State Aztecs vs Texas San Antonio Roadrunners
- When: Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 pm ET
- Where: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
- TV / Streaming: ESPN/ ESPN+
- ATS Odds: San Diego State -1 ½
- Moneyline Odds: San Diego State -125 / UTSA +105
- Over/Under Odds: 59
Why bet on Texas San Antonio versus San Diego State?
The Roadrunners have an unstoppable offense. Texas San Antonio averages over 443 yards per game. San Diego State must decide to stop either the rush or the pass because UTSA does both equally well. The Roadrunners average 189 rushing yards per and over 254 passing yards. Also, UT-San Antonio beat Western Kentucky 49-41. Western Kentucky recently dominated Appalachian State in a bowl game.
Texas San Antonio Roadrunners Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 443.3
- Passing Yards: 254.3
- Rushing Yards: 189.0
- Points Scored: 37.8
- Takeaways: 7
Texas San Antonio Road Runners Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 363.5
- Passing Yards: 252.2
- Rushing Yards: 111.2
- Points Scored: 23.6
- Takeaways: 13
Why bet on San Diego State versus Texas San Antonio?
The best way to beat teams like Texas San Antonio is to control the clock with a top run game and to use your defense. In both aspects, SDSU has an edge. The Aztecs average 175.3 rushing yards per. They allow just 319.6 yards each game and 19.5 points per contest. San Diego State should have the perfect formula to beat the high-scoring Roadrunners.
San Diego State Aztecs Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 333.5
- Passing Yards: 158.2
- Rushing Yards: 175.3
- Points Scored: 26.5
- Turnovers: 9
San Diego State Aztecs Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 319.6
- Passing Yards: 242.0
- Rushing Yards: 77.6
- Points Scored: 19.5
- Takeaways: 16
Relevant Trends for San Diego State Aztecs vs Texas San Antonio Roadrunners
- Roadrunners are 7-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record
- Texas San Antonio is 14-3 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog
- Over is 5-1 in the Roadrunners last 6 games
- Aztecs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass
- San Diego State 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games
- Under is 9-4 in the Aztecs’ last 13 non-conference games
Frisco Bowl Final Betting Prediction
San Diego State is a good football team, but they’re heading into this after playing their worst game of the season. The Aztecs lost the Mountain West Conference title and it wasn’t even close.
Utah State blasted SDUS in a 46-13 win. Aggies’ quarterback Logan Bonner threw for 318 yards and 4 TDs.
After such a devastating loss, it will be difficult for the Aztecs to pick themselves up for this game. The problem San Diego State has in this is stopping both UTSA’s rush and pass.
The Roadrunners are a high-scoring team that dropped 49 onto a decent Western Kentucky defense in their last. Texas San Antonio will be happy to be in Frisco, where most of their fans will be in the stands, while San Diego State may want to get back on a plane and go home before kickoff.
SDSU should be in some trouble. Texas San Antonio wins the Frisco Texas Bowl.
Frisco Bowl Pick: Texas San Antonio Roadrunners