UTEP at Louisiana Tech Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/2/2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston
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In an early Conference USA matchup, the tough rushing attack of the UTEP (2-2) will go up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-3) on Saturday. The Bulldogs beat the Miners 38-35 on the road last year.
UTEP was outscored 31-0 in their game against Kansas State on the road last weekend and ended up getting blown out 58-28. The Miners only had 59 rushing yards in that loss while Kansas State put up 451 total yards against their defense.
The Miners are 21st in the nation in rushing right now with 250.3 rushing yards per game. Running back Aaron Jones has been one of the best rushers in the country by gaining 596 yards and scoring seven touchdowns in just four games. Quarterback Jameill Showers has thrown for 559 yards with six touchdowns and just one pick.
Last Saturday, Louisiana Tech never had much of a shot against Auburn on the road and ended up taking a 45-17 loss. They were outgained 473-321 in that game and they converted just five of their 18 third down chances.
The Bulldogs have struggled to run the ball this year, averaging just 125.6 yards per game through five games. Running back Kenneth Dixon does have 433 rushing yards, though, with seven touchdowns. Senior quarterback Cody Sokol has completed 61.5 percent of his passes this season for 1,225 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Texas-El Paso Miners Betting Trends
Texas-El Paso Miners are 3-1-0 Against the Spread
Texas-El Paso Miners are 2-2-0 against the Over/Under
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-1-0 Against the Spread
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are 4-0-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Texas-El Paso Miners
09/23/14 RB Jeremiah Laufasa Knee out for season
08/15/14 OL Kyle Brown Lung out for season
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
09/16/14 DL Malcolm Pichon Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Louisiana Tech
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