Harian Update 2021

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

WKU awoke on Oct. 9, when it lost at home to UTSA, 52-46. That was the Toppers’ fourth defeat in their first five game titles, but they fashioned possibly the greatest rally in the nation to acquire their upcoming 7 online games.

That was the only time in 4 instances that a WKU full in the 70s concluded In excess of that mark. From then on, it did not allow extra than 21 factors to any one.

Get in touch with third-yr coach Tyson Helton a person savvy manager, for he introduced Zach Kittley in from Houston Baptist to be the Toppers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks mentor, and Kittley brought quarterback Bailey Zappe (pronounced ZAP-ee) from Baptist.

And Zappe introduced a prosperity of receivers from Baptist. Therefore, Zappe, towards UTSA, will turn out to be Division-I football’s 15th quarterback to toss for 5,000 yards in a year.

Anticipate Zappe to star in this CBSSN broadcast. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound indigenous of Victoria, Texas, among Houston and Corpus Christi, sales opportunities the place with 4,968 passing yards and 52 aerial touchdowns.

Versus UTSA two months in the past, he threw for a season-most effective 523 yards, with 5 TDs and one interception, in that entertaining defeat. That came in a 5-sport extend in which he threw 271 passes, for 19 TDs and only two picks.

He’s thrown for 400 yards five moments. What’s far more, his line is peerless, due to the fact Zappe’s sack fee of 2.29% is the most affordable in the land. WKU throws it 51 occasions a match, next-maximum in the nation. UTSA is aware of accurately what’s coming.

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

It experienced all been clicking so perfectly for the ’Runners, right up until Nov. 13. They experienced won their first eight games, covering seven. Then bettors pounded a 29-issue line north of 32, in opposition to Southern Skip, and UTSA escaped with a 27-17 victory.

The a few-game no-go over streak it brings into the C-United states of america championship video game incorporates an unattractive 45-23 defeat at North Texas last 7 days.

Quarterback Frank Harris experienced been trustworthy, but his team’s success can not only rest on his still left arm. Versus Southern Miss, UTSA ran for 143 yards, but that got lower to 52 in a 34-31 victory in excess of Alabama-Birmingham.

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

Soon after hitting triple figures in rushing yardage 7 moments in his first 9 games, tailback Sincere McCormick has only been in double digits in his past three, coinciding conveniently with his team’s spiral.

UTSA boasted of a best-25 countrywide rushing sport. McCormick’s 263 carries are fifth in university football.

Perhaps all those are the perils of a legitimate freshman hitting an imaginary wall, but UTSA requires him to chew up clock and yardage in opposition to Western Kentucky to hold Zappe off the Alamodome’s FusionH XP2 synthetic turf.