Saturday, November 26, 2016
Sun Bowl stadium
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The North Texas Mean Green take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Sun Bowl stadium. The opening line for this game has UTEP as 1 point favorites. This season the Mean Green are 6-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7-0. The Miners have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 4-6-1 against the spread.
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Alec Morris finished with 267 yards through the air for North Texas last week. He completed 14 passes out of 29 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Mean Green were led in rushing by Willy Ivery, who finished with 111 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Turner Smiley was the team leader in receiving with a total of 162 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. As a team in that game North Texas got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 58 total plays for 378 yards for the game. The Mean Green ran for 111 yards on 29 attempts.
Ryan Metz finished with 169 yards passing for UTEP last week. He went 19 for 34, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Miners were led on the ground by Aaron Jones, who finished with 75 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Aaron Jones led the team in receiving with 51 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. UTEP had 13 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 52 total plays for 232 yards for the contest. The Miners ran for 63 yards on 18 carries as a team.
North Texas scores 24.3 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 99th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.2 passes on 33.4 attempts for a 57.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 199.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 96th in college football. The Mean Green run for an average of 140.5 yards per game on 33.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 107th in the nation. They also run 66.9 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 340.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 116th overall this season. The Mean Green average 18.2 first downs per game which ranks them 111th in the country. They accumulate 72.7 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties, which ranks 7th in the nation.
North Texas allows 216.3 passing yards per game, ranking 53rd in D-1, and they allow 30.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 77th. They give up 15.3 completions on 30.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 50.6. The Mean Green allow 205 rushing yards per game on 43 carries for an average of 4.8 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 94th in the country. North Texas allows 421.3 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 74th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 66.5 yards per game, ranking them 114th among D-1 teams.
UTEP averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 102nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 16.6 passes per game on 28.2 attempts for a 59 percent completion percentage. They throw for 184.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 102nd in Division 1. The Miners run for an average of 167.9 yards per game on 33.4 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 73rd on the ground. They also run 61.5 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 352.7 yards per game, ranking them 112th in the country on offense. The Miners get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 112th in the nation. They average 48.3 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 90th in college football.
UTEP allows an average of 210.1 passing yards per game, which ranks 43rd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 35.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 110th in the nation. They give up 17 completions on 27.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.5 per game. The Miners allow 219.7 rushing yards per contest on 40.5 carries for a 5.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 104th in the country. UTEP allows 429.8 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 82nd in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 4.8 penalties for 42.8 yards in each contest, ranking 21st in the nation.
North Texas Betting Trends
North Texas is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
North Texas has an ATS record of 6-4-1 this season
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 4-6-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 QB Mason Fine Arm "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
11/14/16 RB Jeffrey Wilson Knee out indefinitely
11/20/16 DL Gene Hopkins Concussion "?" Saturday vs. North Texas
08/29/16 RB Treyvon Hughes Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take UTEP
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