Friday, November 6, 2015
Sun Bowl Stadium
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The Rice Owls matchup against the UTEP Miners on Friday at Sun Bowl Stadium. The opening line for this game has Rice as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 60.5.
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Driphus Jackson finished his last game with 180 yards through the air for Rice. He completed 14 passes out of 28 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Darik Dillard, who finished with 32 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Nate German led the team in receiving with 2 receptions for 62 yards. He had an average of 31 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Rice totaled 281 yards by way of 61 plays. They rushed the ball 33 times for a total of 101 yards on the game and the Owls totaled 15 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 9 passing and 1 by penalty.
Mack Leftwich finished his last game with 197 yards through the air for UTEP. He completed 16 passes out of 32 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Miners were led in rushing by Laquintus Dowell, who finished with 52 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Jeremiah Laufasa led the team in receiving with 3 receptions for 54 yards. He had an average of 18 yards per reception in the contest. UTEP totaled 298 yards by way of 64 plays. They rushed the ball 32 times for a total of 101 yards on the game and the Miners totaled 16 first downs by getting 5 rushing, 10 passing and 1 by penalty.
Rice is scoring 28.9 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 18.4 passes on 30.3 attempts for a 60.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 233.6 yards per game through the air as well. The Owls carry the ball for an average of 183.3 yards per game on 45 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season. They run 75.3 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 416.9 total yards each outing. The Owls get 23.3 first downs per game and they average 64.8 penalty yards via 7.5 penalties each contest.
Rice gives up an average of 250.9 passing yards and 37.5 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 14.5 completions per game on 24.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.9. The Owls give up 196.5 rushing yards per contest on 37.3 carries for a 5.3 average per carry. Rice allows 447.4 total yards per game including 7.2 yards per play. They force 1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 4.8 penalties for 49.5 yards per game.
UTEP averages 21 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 18.6 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 210.3 yards through the air per game thus far. The Miners carry the ball for an average of 136.1 yards per game on 36.8 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. They run 68.8 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 346.4 total yards per game. The Miners are averaging 17.1 first downs per outing and accumulate 52 penalty yards via 5.6 penalties each game.
UTEP gives up 299.4 passing yards per outing and 38.6 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 17.5 completions on 29.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.8. The Miners give up 184.4 rushing yards per game on 34.1 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. UTEP allows 483.8 total yards per game for an average of 7.6 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 60.3 yards in each contest.
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 5-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Rice has an ATS record of 4-3-1 this season
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/02/15 WR Dennis Parks Foot "?" Friday vs. UTEP
09/15/15 DE Graysen Schantz Knee out for season
08/27/15 OL Brandon Dawkins Shoulder 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
Tony's Pick: Take UTEP
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