Saturday, September 3, 2016
Sun Bowl stadium
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The New Mexico State Aggies take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Sun Bowl stadium. The opening line for this game has UTEP as 8 point favorites and the over/under was set at 61.5. Last season the Aggies were 5-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 10-2-0. The Miners had an over/under record of 4-8-0 and they were 6-6-0 against the spread.
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New Mexico State scored 28.6 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 67th in Division 1. In the passing department, they averaged 19.9 passes on 37.6 attempts for a 53 percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 252.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 41st in college football. The Aggies ran for an average of 181.8 yards per game on 37.1 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry. That ranked them 49th in the nation. They also ran 74.7 plays per contest and averaged 5.8 yards per play for an average of 434.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 41st overall last season. The Aggies averaged 20.1 first downs per game which ranked them 80th in the country. They accumulated 65.3 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranked 23rd in the nation.
New Mexico State allowed 279.8 passing yards per game, ranking 120th in D-1, and they allowed 45 points per contest on defense, which ranked 126th. They gave up 20.8 completions on 33.4 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.3. The Aggies allowed 242.4 rushing yards per game on 43.5 carries for a 5.6 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 121st in the country. New Mexico State allowed 522.3 total yards per game including 6.8 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 124th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.8 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 5.6 penalties for 51.3 yards per game, ranking them 47th among D-1 teams.
UTEP averaged 20.7 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 112th in the country. In the passing department, they completed 17.8 passes per game on 32 attempts for a 55.5 percent completion percentage. They threw for 195.1 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 93rd in Division 1. The Miners ran for an average of 147.9 yards per game on 37.3 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 98th on the ground. They also ran 69.3 plays per game and averaged 4.9 yards per play for a total of 343 yards per game, ranking them 107th in the country on offense. The Miners got an average of 17.6 first downs per game, which ranked 111th in the nation. They averaged 42.9 penalty yards per game via 4.8 penalties, ranking them 108th in college football.
UTEP allowed an average of 265 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 111th in Division 1. Their defense overall allowed 32.9 points per contest, which had them ranked 98th in the nation. They gave up 16.9 completions on 29.9 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.5 per game. The Miners allowed 164.1 rushing yards per contest on 32.8 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 56th in the country. UTEP allowed 429.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.8 yards per play, which ranked 94th in D-1. They forced 1.1 turnovers per contest and 6 penalties for 62.8 yards in each contest, ranking 103rd in the nation.
Andrew Allen finished his last game of last season with 211 yards through the air for New Mexico State. He completed 13 passes out of 24 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Aggies were led in rushing by Larry Rose III, who finished with 106 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Jordan Bergstrom was the team leader in receiving with a total of 110 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 28 yards per reception. As a team in that game New Mexico State got a total of 20 first downs by way of 4 rushing, 13 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 66 total plays for 434 yards for the game. The Aggies ran for 119 yards on 25 attempts.
Kavika Johnson finished his last game of last season with 43 yards through the air for UTEP. He completed 4 passes out of 11 attempts for a 36% completion percentage. The Miners were led in rushing by Kavika Johnson, who finished with 75 yards on 16 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Warren Redix was the team leader in receiving with a total of 42 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. UTEP got a total of 15 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 3 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 64 total plays for 256 yards for the game. The Miners ran for 187 yards on 48 attempts.
New Mexico State Betting Trends
New Mexico State were 10-2-0 against the over/under last season
New Mexico State had an ATS record of 5-7-0 last season
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP were 4-8-0 against the over/under last season
UTEP had an ATS record of 6-6-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
New Mexico State
08/24/16 QB Tyler Rogers Personal probable Saturday vs UTEP
08/17/16 LB Derek Ibekwe Hernia expected to miss Saturday vs. UTEP
08/17/16 RB Larry Rose III Hernia "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take New Mexico State
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