SMU vs North Texas Prediction, Game Preview

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SMU vs North Texas Prediction, Game Preview

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SMU vs North Texas Prediction, Game Preview


SMU vs North Texas prediction and game preview.

SMU vs North Texas Broadcast

Date: Saturday, September 11
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Gerald R Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX
Network: ESPN+

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Why North Texas Will Win

The North Texas running game ripped through Northwestern State without a problem in a 44-14 win.

The defense is still the North Texas defense – more on that in a moment – but DeAndre Torrey ran for 244 yards and three scores, the offensive line got the job done, and it was a good all-around tune-up.

The passing attack will come around. North Carolina transfer Jace Ruder struggled, but he can move, the receivers are there, and the O is in place to keep up the pace. However …

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Why SMU Will Win

Again, the North Texas defense is still the North Texas defense.

A disaster last year, it couldn’t handle the Northwestern State ground attack allowing 261 yards and over five yards per carry. SMU got its warm-up game in a 56-9 victory over Abilene Christian, getting seven touchdown passes out of Oklahoma transfer Tanner Mordecai. This week is about Ulysses Bentley and a ground game that’s about to eat.

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What’s Going To Happen

Expect a whole lot of big plays and a whole lot of fireworks – with more coming from the SMU side.

North Texas has worked hard this offseason to improve the D, but it’s not there yet. The O will do what it can do keep up, but SMU will get the balance and production put keep the numbers rolling.

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SMU vs North Texas Prediction, Line

SMU 52, North Texas 24
Line: SMU -22.5, o/u: 73
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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