Saturday, October 8, 2016
Sun Bowl stadium
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The Florida International Golden Panthers take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Sun Bowl stadium. The opening line for this game has UTEP as 2.5 point favorites. This season the Golden Panthers are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Miners have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
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Alex McGough finished with 199 yards through the air for Florida International last week. He completed 15 passes out of 30 attempts for a 50% completion percentage. The Golden Panthers were led in rushing by Alex Gardner, who finished with 119 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Thomas Owens was the team leader in receiving with a total of 61 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Florida International got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 14 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 79 total plays for 469 yards for the game. The Golden Panthers ran for 270 yards on 49 attempts.
Ryan Metz finished with 215 yards passing for UTEP last week. He went 20 for 28, resulting in a 71% completion percentage. The Miners were led on the ground by Aaron Jones, who finished with 94 yards on 20 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Eddie Sinegal led the team in receiving with 102 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. UTEP had 22 first downs total. 9 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 69 total plays for 415 yards for the contest. The Miners ran for 122 yards on 35 carries as a team.
Florida International scores 17.4 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 121st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.8 passes on 32.6 attempts for a 51.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 184.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 103rd in college football. The Golden Panthers run for an average of 150.4 yards per game on 35.6 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 88th in the nation. They also run 68.2 plays per contest and average 4.9 yards per play for an average of 335.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 115th overall this season. The Golden Panthers average 17.4 first downs per game which ranks them 111th in the country. They accumulate 56.2 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 60th in the nation.
Florida International allows 214.6 passing yards per game, ranking 50th in D-1, and they allow 36 points per contest on defense, which ranks 108th. They give up 16.4 completions on 26.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.1. The Golden Panthers allow 222.6 rushing yards per game on 45 carries for an average of 4.9 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 108th in the country. Florida International allows 437.2 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 93rd in terms of yards per game. They force 0.6 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 65.2 yards per game, ranking them 101st among D-1 teams.
UTEP averages 14.6 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 125th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16 passes per game on 27 attempts for a 59.3 percent completion percentage. They throw for 174.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 108th in Division 1. The Miners run for an average of 158.8 yards per game on 33.6 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 81st on the ground. They also run 60.6 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for a total of 333.6 yards per game, ranking them 117th in the country on offense. The Miners get an average of 16 first downs per game, which ranks 122nd in the nation. They average 60.8 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 49th in college football.
UTEP allows an average of 198.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 33rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 38.2 points per contest, which has them ranked 115th in the nation. They give up 16.4 completions on 26.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1 per game. The Miners allow 226.4 rushing yards per contest on 42 carries for a 5.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 110th in the country. UTEP allows 424.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 86th in D-1. They force 0.6 turnovers per contest and 5 penalties for 41.4 yards in each contest, ranking 10th in the nation.
Florida International Betting Trends
Florida International is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Florida International has an ATS record of 1-4-0 this season
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/23/16 RB Napoleon Maxwell Knee out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Shug Oyegunle Ankle out indefinitely
10/02/16 FB Darrin Laufasa Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/02/16 OL Derron Gatewood Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/02/16 DL Gene Hopkins Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/02/16 OL Jerome Daniels Back "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
10/02/16 DB Kalon Beverly Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Florida Intl
08/29/16 RB Treyvon Hughes Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take UTEP
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