Southern Miss at UTEP Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/30/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Sun Bowl stadium in El Paso
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On Saturday night, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-5) will take on the very good rushing attack of the Texas-El Paso Miners (4-3). UTEP and Southern Miss are currently in second and fourth place in the Conference USA West standings, respectively.
Southern Miss gave up 28 second-half points to Louisiana Tech last Saturday and lost 31-20 on their home field. They had negative-31 rushing yards in that loss and their defense gave up 423 passing yards.
The Golden Eagles have been able to throw for 286 yards per game this season, but they are only scoring 20.4 points per game. Quarterback Nick Mullens has thrown for 1,950 yards this season with 10 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. Wide receiver Michael Thomas has caught 31 passes for a team-high 474 yards and five touchdowns.
UTEP won their second consecutive game last Saturday when they shut out UTSA 34-0 on the road. Their defense was as good as it’s been all season in that game, giving up just 32 passing yards and 38 rushing yards to UTSA's offense.
Through seven games, the Miners are in the top 30 in rushing with 222.1 rushing yards per game. Running back Aaron Jones has been their best offensive player by rushing for 848 yards with eight scores. Quarterback Jameill Showers has thrown for 1,045 yards this season with 10 touchdowns and just four picks.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-4-0 Against the Spread
Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 3-4-0 against the Over/Under
Texas-El Paso Miners Betting Trends
Texas-El Paso Miners are 5-2-0 Against the Spread
Texas-El Paso Miners are 4-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
10/26/14 LB Brian Anderson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
10/26/14 WR Kyle Foster Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
10/26/14 QB Nick Mullens Foot injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
10/26/14 RB Tez Parks Knee "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
10/26/14 DB Trae Collins Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
Texas-El Paso Miners
10/26/14 DE Luke Elsner Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
09/23/14 RB Jeremiah Laufasa Knee out for season
08/15/14 OL Kyle Brown Lung out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Texas-El Paso
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