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One of the best quarterbacks in college football will be on display when Austin Reed and the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-3) host the North Texas Mean Green (4-4) on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
The Hilltoppers are expected to win by at least two scores (currently -10) versus the Mean Green. The over/under for this matchup is 68.5 points.
Game Info and Betting Lines for Western Kentucky vs. North Texas
- Game Day: Saturday, October 29, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: STADIUM
- Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
- Stadium: Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium
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Western Kentucky Betting Insights
- North Texas is 5-3-0 against the spread this season.
- North Texas is a perfect 2-0 against the spread when an underdog by 10 points or more this year.
- North Texas has hit the over in five of their eight games with a set total (62.5%).
Western Kentucky Stats & Insights
- On offense, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS by compiling 472.4 yards per game. The defense ranks 49th (358.4 yards allowed per game).
- On the offensive side of the ball, Western Kentucky has been a top-25 unit, ranking 19th-best in the FBS by putting up 37.5 points per game. The Hilltoppers rank 38th on defense (22.0 points allowed per game).
- Western Kentucky has the 63rd-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (223.4 allowed per game), and has been more effective on offense, ranking 11th-best with 317.9 passing yards per game.
- Western Kentucky is averaging 154.5 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 68th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 55th, allowing 135.0 rushing yards per contest.
- Western Kentucky sports the 83rd-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (37.3% conversion rate), and has been better on defense, ranking 17th-best with a 30.1% third-down conversion rate allowed.
- Western Kentucky has forced 21 total turnovers (first in the FBS) this season and have turned it over 12 times (89th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +9, the fourth-best in college football.
Western Kentucky’s Best Players
- Reed has racked up 2,446 yards (305.8 ypg) on 224-of-320 passing with 21 touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 182 rushing yards (22.8 ypg) on 62 carries while scoring six touchdowns on the ground.
- Kye Robichaux has racked up 458 yards on 68 carries while finding the end zone three times as a runner.
- This season, Davion Ervin-Poindexter has carried the ball 68 times for 246 yards (30.8 per game) and three touchdowns.
- Daewood Davis’ team-high 646 yards as a receiver have come on 49 catches (out of 66 targets) with five touchdowns.
- Malachi Corley has caught 50 passes for 606 yards (75.8 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
- Michael Mathison has racked up 35 catches for 355 yards, an average of 44.4 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
- Jaques Evans paces the team with 4.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has recorded 5.0 TFL and 52 tackles.
- Kahlef Hailassie has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has 31 tackles, 6.0 TFL, three sacks, and two passes defended to his name.
North Texas Betting Insights
- So far this season, North Texas has put together a 5-3-0 record against the spread.
- North Texas is 2-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 10-point underdogs.
- North Texas has gone over in five of their eight games with a set total (62.5%).
North Texas Stats & Insights
- While North Texas’ defense has been sputtering, ranking eighth-worst by allowing 471.9 total yards per game, its offense ranks 16th-best with 484.3 total yards per contest.
- North Texas ranks 31st in points per game (35.0), but it has been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 12th-worst in the FBS with 34.5 points surrendered per contest.
- North Texas’ defense has been bottom-25 in pass defense this season, allowing 283.4 passing yards per game, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 47th with 261.6 passing yards per contest.
- North Texas ranks 18th-worst in rushing yards allowed per game on defense (188.5), but at least it has been playing well on the other side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in rushing yards per game (222.6).
- North Texas has been struggling on third down, ranking 16th-worst with a 45.2% third-down conversion rate allowed per game. It has been more productive offensively, regstering a 36.5% third-down rate (88th-ranked).
- After forcing eight turnovers (96th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 14 times (103rd in the FBS) this season, North Texas sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -6.
North Texas’ Best Players
- Austin Aune has thrown for 2,017 yards (252.1 per game) while completing 55.3% of his passes and collecting 20 touchdown passes with nine interceptions this season.
- Ayo Adeyi has run for 559 yards on 69 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
- Oscar Adaway III has compiled 548 yards on 111 carries with five touchdowns.
- Roderic Burns has collected 28 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 541 (67.6 yards per game). He’s been targeted 42 times and has one touchdown.
- Jyaire Shorter has 15 receptions (on 35 targets) for a total of 350 yards (43.8 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
- Var’Keyes Gumms’ 30 targets have resulted in 18 grabs for 317 yards and four touchdowns.
- Mazin Richards has racked up 6.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 5.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
- KD Davis is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 48 tackles and one sack.
- Ridge Texada has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with nine tackles and three passes defended.