Free Week 1 Prediction: Lumberjacks vs Mustangs Odds
Looking for S.F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. SMU Mustangs free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Lumberjacks taking on the Mustangs Saturday September 2nd at Gerald J Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this S.F. Austin SMU free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) S.F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. SMU Mustangs (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 8:00 pm EST Gerald J Ford Stadium
Venue: Gerald J Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: OFF (Spread Not Yet Available)
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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It’s time to get the year started going to a big football city in Dallas Texas. S. F. Austin Lumberjacks travel to Gerald J Ford Stadium to take on the SMU mustangs.
This is the battle of the Texas teams. Who is going to be ready to show off and have bragging rights? We will soon find out.
S.F. Austin Lumberjacks
The Lumberjacks had a solid year last year in the Southland conference finishing at 5-6 for the year which was sixth in the conference.
They had a rough start to the season last year going to 2-5. They also averaged 30 PPG and gave up on average 38 points per game.
Their defense needs to step it up this year if they want to be a top team in their conference.
One thing they will really need to work on this season is their turnover ratio.
In the last 15 games they gave up 20 interceptions and had a turnover ratio of -11. We all know how it is very hard to win a game knowing that you will lose the turn over ratio almost every time.
The Mustangs finished 5-7 which ended up being fifth in the American West Conference. Their QB Ben Hits had an average completion rate of 56% and threw for 19 TD’s with 15 INT’s.
They have three strong running back’s who rushed for 1959 yards. This totaled up to 14 touchdowns on the year. A strong run game and a three-headed attack can always make a team very hard to defeat.
SMU goes to their running game when their quarterback is having a tough time…smart.
They averaged 28 PPG while giving up 36 PPG. This is another team that will need to improve on defense if they want to have a successful season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- SMU is 0-3 in their last 3 games at home
- SMU has only won 3 home games last season
- S.F. Austin went 2-3 in their last 5 away games
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
The Lumberjacks have shown some porous offense for a few years now, and with it being an SMU home game, the fact that they play in a tougher conference, recruit better players and have a much better pedigree, this is an easy bet.
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The last time these two teams played was in 2012. The final score then was 52-0 for SMU. I’m not predicting that for a week 1 scoreline but it could get ugly.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: S.F. Austin 7 – SMU 31
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