Saturday, November 12, 2016
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The UTEP Miners take on the Florida Atlantic Owls on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at FAU Stadium. The opening line for this game has Florida Atlantic as 2 point favorites. This season the Miners are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Owls have an over/under record of 5-4-0 and they are 2-7-0 against the spread.
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Ryan Metz finished with 191 yards through the air for UTEP last week. He completed 16 passes out of 21 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Miners were led in rushing by Aaron Jones, who finished with 228 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 16 yards per carry. Hayden Plinke was the team leader in receiving with a total of 77 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game UTEP got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 514 yards for the game. The Miners ran for 323 yards on 44 attempts.
Jason Driskel finished with 317 yards passing for Florida Atlantic last week. He went 15 for 23, resulting in a 65% completion percentage. The Owls were led on the ground by Devin Singletary, who finished with 252 yards on 23 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Henry Bussey led the team in receiving with 132 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 33 yards per reception. Florida Atlantic had 26 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 657 yards for the contest. The Owls ran for 336 yards on 42 carries as a team.
UTEP scores 23.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 105th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.8 passes on 28.6 attempts for a 58.8 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 194 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 99th in college football. The Miners run for an average of 171.9 yards per game on 34.3 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 68th in the nation. They also run 62.9 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 365.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 105th overall this season. The Miners average 18.4 first downs per game which ranks them 113th in the country. They accumulate 46.8 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, which ranks 102nd in the nation.
UTEP allows 203.6 passing yards per game, ranking 33rd in D-1, and they allow 35.1 points per contest on defense, which ranks 109th. They give up 16.2 completions on 27.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.6. The Miners allow 215.1 rushing yards per game on 40.9 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 103rd in the country. UTEP allows 418.7 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 78th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 45.4 yards per game, ranking them 24th among D-1 teams.
Florida Atlantic averages 22.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 111th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.1 passes per game on 30.7 attempts for a 55.8 percent completion percentage. They throw for 198.2 yards through the air per game, ranking them 96th in Division 1. The Owls run for an average of 174.7 yards per game on 38.8 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 64th on the ground. They also run 69.4 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 372.9 yards per game, ranking them 99th in the country on offense. The Owls get an average of 18.9 first downs per game, which ranks 110th in the nation. They average 51.1 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, ranking them 78th in college football.
Florida Atlantic allows an average of 269.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 107th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 36.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 114th in the nation. They give up 20.3 completions on 31.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.4 per game. The Owls allow 222.9 rushing yards per contest on 44.1 carries for a 5.1 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 106th in the country. Florida Atlantic allows 492.3 total yards per game for an average of 6.5 yards per play, which ranks 120th in D-1. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5.8 penalties for 55.4 yards in each contest, ranking 75th in the nation.
UTEP Betting Trends
UTEP is 4-5-0 against the over/under this season
UTEP has an ATS record of 4-5-0 this season
Florida Atlantic Betting Trends
Florida Atlantic is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Florida Atlantic has an ATS record of 2-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/29/16 RB Treyvon Hughes Knee out for season
10/27/16 OL Bryan Beck Knee out for season
09/27/16 OL Tarrick Thomas Knee out for season
08/29/16 TE Dustin Bowens Chest out indefinitely
08/29/16 LB Jake Stewart Knee out indefinitely
08/28/16 OL Reggie Bain Undisclosed out for season
08/09/16 DT Ray Ellis Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Florida Atlantic -2
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