UTEP at Army College Football Picks & Predictions 9/30/2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Blaik Field at Michie Stadium
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The UTEP Miners travel to Blaik Field at Michie Stadium to take on the Army Black Knights on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Army as 23.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5. The Miners have an ATS record of 0-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Black Knights have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 0-4-0 against the spread
Important Army Black Knights Betting Trends
The Army Black Knights are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Army Black Knights are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
09/24/17 DL Christian Buckingham Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/24/17 LB Dylan Parsee Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/24/17 LB Julian Jackson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Army
09/12/17 WR Alan Busey Shoulder out for season
09/12/17 OL Greg Long Leg out for season
09/12/17 LB Jayson VanHook Shoulder out for season
09/12/17 DB Khalil Rashaad-Brown Achilles out for season
09/01/17 DL Chris Richardson Eligibility out for season
Key Army Black Knights Injuries
09/24/17 RB Darnell Woolfolk Knee "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/24/17 DB Elijah Riley Academics "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/24/17 RB John Trainor Concussion "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/17/17 DB Jalen Sharp ACL out for season
09/17/17 DB Rhyan England Knee out indefinitely
09/09/17 DB Marcus Hyatt Medical out indefinitely
08/26/17 OL Mike Johnson ACL out for season
08/24/17 LB Amadeo West Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners are 120th in Division 1 in points scored with 51. They have run 228 plays this season for 861 yards, which ranks them 111th in the nation in total offense. The Miners average 3.8 yards per play, which is 129th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 51 1st downs this year, placing them 121st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 271 yards as a team, which ranks 127th in the country. They've run 95 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 20 times for 167 yards so far this season, which has them 93rd in the nation in penalties. Ryan Metz has thrown for 313 yards this season. He has completed 34 passes on 69 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 83.5. He averages 4.5 yards per pass attempt and 2.9 adjusted yards per throw.
UTEP is 126th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 191. They have surrendered a total of 2,109 yards on D, which is 124th in Division 1. The Miners are ranked 125th in yards per play allowed with 7.1. Opposing offenses have completed 88 passes on 120 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, placing them 107th and 60th in the country. The UTEP pass defense has also given up a total of 1,085 yards through the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 178 attempts for 1,024 yards this year, putting them in 121st place in D-1 against the run. The Miners have committed 23 penalties for 210 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 73rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP is ranked 88th in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 17 punt return yards and average 3.4 yards per return, which is 99th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 284 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 20 yards per kick return and they are 123rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,162. UTEP Miners kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 6 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,322 yards on 30 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 36th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Black Knights have run for 1,465 yards as a team, which ranks 1st in the nation. They've run 240 times, averaging 6.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Black Knights have been penalized on offense 15 times for 131 yards so far this year, which has them 117th in the country in penalties. They are 66th in Division 1 in points scored with 109. They have run 263 plays this year for 1,501 yards, which ranks them 129th in the nation in total offense. The Army Black Knights average 5.7 yards per play, which is 71st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 79 1st downs this season, ranking them 62nd overall as an offensive unit. Ahmad Bradshaw has completed 4 throws while attempting 20 passes for a completion percentage of 20%. He has passed for 36 yards this year. He averages -0.5 adjusted yards per throw and 1.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 25.1.
The Army Black Knights rush defense has given up 117 attempts for 720 yards this season, putting them in 95th place in the country against the run. They have had 19 penalties for 164 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in Division 1. Army is 57th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 82. They have given up a total of 1,572 yards on D, which is 88th in the nation. The Black Knights are 120th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 76 throws on 116 attempts against the Army defense this season, ranking them 74th and 51st in the country. The Army Black Knights pass defense has also surrendered a total of 852 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Army Black Knights have tried 4 field goals this year and made 2, which is 101st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Army kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 379 yards on 9 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 61st in the NCAA in punting average. Army is 109th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and average 2.7 yards per return, which is 110th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 307 yards on special teams, which puts them 26th in kick return yardage. The Black Knights average 22 yards per kick return and they are 65th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,816.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Black Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Miners +23.5
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