Saturday, October 31, 2015
M. M. Roberts Stadium
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The UTEP Miners take on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles on Saturday at M. M. Roberts Stadium. The opening line for this game has Southern Miss as 18.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 59.5.
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Mack Leftwich finished his last game with 271 yards through the air for UTEP. He completed 20 passes out of 39 attempts for a 51% completion percentage. Laquintus Dowell was the rushing leader for the Miners last game. He carried the ball 15 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 73 yards. Tyler Batson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 143 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 48 yards per reception. As a team in that game UTEP got a total of 20 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 8 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 77 total plays for 410 yards for the game. The Miners ran for 139 yards on 38 attempts.
Nick Mullens finished his last game with 265 yards through the air for Southern Mississippi. He completed 24 passes out of 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. Jalen Richard was the rushing leader for the Golden Eagles last game. He carried the ball 13 times for an average of 9 yards per carry and ended with 114 yards. Michael Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 105 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Southern Mississippi got a total of 22 first downs by way of 10 rushing, 10 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 78 total plays for 480 yards for the game. The Golden Eagles ran for 212 yards on 38 attempts.
UTEP is averaging a total of 22.1 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 32 passes per game and completing 19 of them for a 59.4 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 212.1 yards per game through the air as well. The Miners are running for an average of 141.1 yards per game on 37.4 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They also run 69.4 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 353.3 yards per game. The Miners are averaging 17.3 first downs per game and they accumulate 51.6 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties.
UTEP allows 308.9 passing yards per game and 39.3 points per contest on defense. They give up 16.7 completions on 29.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 57.1. The Miners allow 175.6 rushing yards per game on 33.9 carries for a 5.2 average per play. UTEP allows 484.4 total yards per game including 7.7 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties for 69.3 yards per game.
Southern Mississippi is accumulating 35.9 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 39.8 passes per game and complete 25.1 of them for a 63.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 327 yards per game through the air as well. The Golden Eagles run for an average of 178.8 yards per game on 35.6 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season. They also run 75.4 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 505.8 yards per game. The Golden Eagles get an average of 22.5 first downs per game and they average 78.6 penalty yards per game via 8.5 penalties.
Southern Mississippi allows an average of 194.8 passing yards and 23.9 points per contest. They give up 16.3 completions on 30.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.7 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 174.9 rushing yards per contest on 39.1 carries for a 4.5 average per rush. Southern Mississippi allows 369.6 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 68 yards in each contest.
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Southern Mississippi Betting Trends
Southern Mississippi is 2-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Southern Mississippi has an ATS record of 7-1-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
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
10/25/15 DL Draper Riley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/30/15 DL Wil Freeman Undisclosed out for season
Josh's Pick: Take UTEP
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