North Texas vs UNLV prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17
North Texas vs UNLV How To Watch
Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
How To Watch: Mountain West Network
Record: North Texas (2-1), UNLV (1-1)
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North Texas vs UNLV Game Preview
Why North Texas Will Win
The Mean Green offense is working.
The passing game has been consistent, the running game is ripping it up, and overall the team is averaging 476 yards per game behind a line that’s been great at giving everyone time.
UNLV doesn’t have the offensive pop to keep up.
The passing game was great against Idaho State, but it’s not keeping the chains moving, penalty yards have been a problem, and unlike North Texas, the offensive line is having a big problem in pass protection.
Why UNLV Will Win
Here comes the UNLV pass rush.
North Texas might be doing a nice job so far, but it’s about to get pressed and pressured against a Rebel defensive front that generated nine sacks in the first two games – mostly against Idaho State.
The defense has played well. It’s only allowing 1.9 yards per carry – the sacks are helping the stats – and at home it’s up to the offense to start cranking it up. the Cal defense was able to keep the Rebels under wraps, in the 20-14 Bear win, but Doug Brumfield went off against Idaho State, and now …
What’s Going To Happen
This should be a fun shootout.
UNLV will find the overall pop to keep up, North Texas will be balanced, and these two will trade shots and big plays all game long.
The home side will get the one extra defensive stop needed to pull this off, but it’ll come after a whole slew of twists and turns.
North Texas vs UNLV Prediction, Line
UNLV 38, North Texas 34
Line: UNLV -2.5, o/u: 63.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
North Texas vs UNLV Must See Rating (out of 5): 3