Saturday, November 21, 2015
Sun Bowl Stadium
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The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs matchup against the UTEP Miners on Saturday at Sun Bowl Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisiana Tech as 21.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 59.5.
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Louisiana Tech was led in passing last game by Jeff Driskel, who finished with 296 yards through the air. He went 17 for 26 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. Kenneth Dixon led the Bulldogs in rushing with 195 yards. He averaged 9 yards per carry on his 22 rushing attempts for the game. Carlos Henderson led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 162 yards. He had an average of 32 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Louisiana Tech totaled 573 yards by way of 63 plays. They rushed the ball 36 times for a total of 274 yards on the game and the Bulldogs totaled 25 first downs by getting 14 rushing, 10 passing and 1 by penalty.
UTEP was led in passing last game by Mack Leftwich, who finished with 193 yards through the air. He went 21 for 38 on the game, good for a 55% completion percentage. Darrin Laufasa led the Miners in rushing with 46 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 11 rushing attempts for the game. Warren Redix led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 75 yards. He had an average of 19 yards per reception in the contest. UTEP totaled 305 yards by way of 68 plays. They rushed the ball 30 times for a total of 112 yards on the game and the Miners totaled 19 first downs by getting 6 rushing, 12 passing and 1 by penalty.
Louisiana Tech is averaging 40 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 22.4 passes per game on 36.6 attempts for a 61.2 percent completion percentage and average 314.1 yards in the passing department per game. The Bulldogs carry the ball for an average of 173.2 yards per game on 34.5 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season. They run 71.1 plays per game and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 487.3 total yards each outing. The Bulldogs get 24.4 first downs per game and they average 43.5 penalty yards via 5.1 penalties each contest.
Louisiana Tech gives up 24.8 points per contest and an average of 263.7 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 23.3 completed passes on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3. The Bulldogs allow an average of 99.8 rushing yards per game on 32.2 carries for a 3.1 average. Louisiana Tech gives up 363.5 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play. They force 1.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.6 penalties per game that total 56.1 yards as a unit.
UTEP is putting 21.3 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 18.8 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 57 percent completion percentage and average 210.6 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Miners carry the ball for an average of 136.2 yards per game on 35.8 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They run 68.8 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 346.8 total yards per game. The Miners are averaging 17.5 first downs per outing and accumulate 45.9 penalty yards via 5.1 penalties each game.
UTEP surrenders 36.1 points per game and 291.6 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 18 completed passes per game on 30.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4. The Miners allow an average of 172.1 rushing yards per game on 33.4 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. UTEP gives up 463.7 total yards per game including an average of 7.2 per play. They create an average of 0.9 turnovers per game and 5.6 penalties for 56.5 yards each game.
Louisiana Tech Betting Trends
Louisiana Tech is 6-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisiana Tech has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 4-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/05/15 LB Nick Thomason Knee out indefinitely
10/16/15 OL Kirby Wixson Shoulder out indefinitely
10/16/15 LB Michael Mims ACL out for season
11/16/15 QB Mack Leftwich Undisclosed expected to miss Saturday vs. Louisiana Tech
11/10/15 DB LaQuintus Dowell Leg out for season
10/27/15 OL Derron Gatewood Ankle out for season
10/22/15 Backup QB Hunter McEachern Personal quit the team
09/30/15 DE Luke Elsner Back out for season
09/29/15 WR Donovan Walker Personal quit the team
09/17/15 RB Aaron Jones Ankle out for season
08/25/15 S Devin Cockrell Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take UTEP
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