Saturday, November 28, 2015
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The UTEP Miners face the North Texas Mean Green on Saturday at Apogee Stadium. The opening line for this game has North Texas as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50.5.
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UTEP was led in passing last game by Ryan Metz, who finished with 121 yards through the air. He went 12 for 25 on the game, good for a 48% completion percentage. TK Powell led the Miners in rushing with 124 yards. He averaged 8 yards per carry on his 16 rushing attempts for the game. Jaquan White led the team in receiving. He had a total of 65 yards on 3 receptions for an average of 22 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game UTEP had 392 total yards on 80 plays. They gained 10 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 21 first downs on the game. The Miners rushed for 226 yards by way of 42 carries.
North Texas was led in passing last game by Damarcus Smith, who finished with 80 yards through the air. He went 10 for 17 on the game, good for a 59% completion percentage. Willy Ivery led the Mean Green in rushing with 59 yards. He averaged 8 yards per carry on his 7 rushing attempts for the game. Darvin Kidsy led the team in receiving. He had a total of 53 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. North Texas had 324 total yards on 67 plays. They gained 15 rushing first downs, 3 passing, and 0 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Mean Green rushed for 191 yards by way of 39 carries.
UTEP is averaging 20.7 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 18.6 passes per game on 33.5 attempts for a 55.7 percent completion percentage and average 206.5 yards in the passing department per game. The Miners are averaging 144.4 rushing yards per game on 36.4 attempts per contest for an average of 4 yards per carry. They are also running 69.8 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for an average of 350.9 yards per contest. The Miners manage 17.8 first downs per contest and they average a total of 45 penalty yards on 5 penalties.
UTEP gives up 34.4 points per contest and an average of 282.2 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 17.5 completed passes on 30 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.5. The Miners allow 167.3 rushing yards per game on 32.9 carries for a 5.1 average per play. UTEP gives up 449.5 total yards per game including 7.1 yards per play. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties per game that total 57.5 yards as a unit.
North Texas is putting 15 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 16.4 passes per game on 34.4 attempts for a 47.6 percent completion percentage and average 169.2 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Mean Green rush for an average of 161.4 yards per contest on 36.8 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry for the season. They also run 71.2 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for an average of 330.5 yards in each contest. The Mean Green are gaining 19.5 first downs per contest and they average 50.9 penalty yards on 5.8 penalties per game.
North Texas surrenders 43.2 points per game and 280.3 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 22.5 completed passes per game on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.5. The Mean Green allow 244.5 rushing yards per contest on 43.8 carries for a 5.6 average per rush. North Texas gives up 524.8 total yards per game including an average of 6.9 per play. They create an average of 1.2 turnovers per game and 4.9 penalties for 46.4 yards each game.
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 4-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 5-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/22/15 TE Hayden Plinke Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
11/22/15 DB Ishmael Harrison Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
11/22/15 QB2 Mack Leftwich Concussion out for season
11/22/15 QB3 Ryan Metz Back expected to start Saturday vs. North Texas
11/22/15 TE Sterling Napier Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
11/22/15 DB Traun Richardson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
11/18/15 QB Garrett Simpson Personal quit the team
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
11/22/15 LB Blake Bean Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/25/15 S Cedric Fernandes Knee out for season
09/15/15 WR Daniel Khan Back out for season
09/15/15 Backup RB Rex Rollins Collarbone out for season
09/14/15 CB Kenny Buyers Back out for season
Josh's Pick: Take North Texas
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