The Rice Owls will travel in week ten play to face the North Texas Mean Green in an NCAA college football game scheduled for Thursday night.
Kick off time from North Texas is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by Fox Sports 1.
The point spread from this college football game has the home side North Texas Mean Green favored by –5 1/2 points.
to move to 6-2 and bowl eligible following a 45-7 home victory last week to the UTEP Miners as a -19 ½ point favorite. The game total landed at under 59 ½ points. The Owls opened up the 24-7 first half lead.
The team gained 524 offensive yards with 265 rushing for 5 ½ yards per carry. Taylor McHargue completed 8 of 19 passes for 259 yards with four touchdowns. Charles Ross had 21 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown. Rice had no turnovers and forced three from UTEP. On defense the club allowed 364 yards to the Miners offense with just 116 passing yards.
North Texas is carrying a three game win streak to improve to 5-3 following a 55-14 road victory last week to the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles as a -12 point favorite. The total finished at over 49 ½ points. North Texas jumped out to the 41-7 first half lead in their road victory.
The team was able to gain 529 yards with 229 rushing for over 3 ½ yards per carry. Derek Thompson completed 18 of 27 passes for 300 yards with two touchdowns and two picks. The Mean Green survived four turnovers by forcing five away from Southern Miss. The North Texas defense held the Golden Eagles offense to 249 yards with 39 running the football for 2 yards per gain. The Mean Green defense got off the field 82% of the time on third down and as a result North Texas had a 23 minute time of possession advantage.