UTEP at MTSU College Football Picks & Predictions 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium
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The UTEP Miners head to Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium to play the MTSU Blue Raiders on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has MTSU as 17 point favorites. The Miners are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5-0. The Blue Raiders are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-7-1.
Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 3-5-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 2-6-0 against the spread
Important MTSU Blue Raiders Betting Trends
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 0-7-1 against the over/under
The MTSU Blue Raiders are 3-5-0 against the spread
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
10/28/17 RB Quadraiz Wadley Knee is "?"
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 MTSU Blue Raiders Injuries
10/29/17 QB Brent Stockstill Collarbone is "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
10/29/17 OL Conner Trent Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
10/29/17 QB John Urzua Concussion injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
10/22/17 WR Richie James Shoulder is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners are 128th in the country in points scored with 100. They have run 446 plays this year for 1,780 yards, which ranks them 120th in Division 1 in total offense. The Miners average 4 yards per play, which is 129th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 97 1st downs this season, ranking them 129th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 693 yards as a unit, which ranks 128th in college football. They've run 216 times, averaging 3.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 41 times for 381 yards so far this year, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. Zack Greenlee has passed for 543 yards this year. He's completed 48 throws while attempting 99 passes for a completion percentage of 48.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 98.5. He averages 4.7 adjusted yards per throw and 5.5 yards per pass attempt.
UTEP is 116th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 296. They have given up a total of 3,616 yards on D, which is 103rd in D-1. The Miners are 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opponent offenses have completed 149 throws on 221 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, ranking them 73rd and 23rd in the nation. The UTEP pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,782 yards in the air, which is 68th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 346 attempts for 1,834 yards this season, putting them in 116th place in the country against the run. The Miners have had 53 penalties for 451 yards on defense this year. That places them 73rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP is 79th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 58 punt return yards and average 5.3 yards per return, which is 93rd in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 555 yards on special teams, which puts them 33rd in kick return yardage. The Miners average 21 yards per kick return and they are 129th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,394. The UTEP Miners have tried 4 field goals this year and made 1, which is 129th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 25%. UTEP Miners kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,344 yards on 54 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 32nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Blue Raiders have run for 886 yards as a team, which ranks 120th in college football. They've run 238 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The MTSU Blue Raiders have been penalized on offense 48 times for 442 yards so far this season, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. They are 117th in the nation in points scored with 153. They have run 539 plays this season for 2,913 yards, which ranks them 50th in Division 1 in total offense. MTSU averages 5.4 yards per play, which is 84th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 163 1st downs this year, placing them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. John Urzua averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 136 passes on 220 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.2. He has thrown for 1,522 yards this season.
The MTSU Blue Raiders rush defense has allowed 333 attempts for 1,223 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. MTSU has committed 42 penalties for 389 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 48th in college football. They are 69th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 216. They have surrendered a total of 2,856 yards on D, which is 41st in the country. The Blue Raiders are ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 155 passes on 243 attempts against the MTSU defense this season, placing them 85th and 53rd in Division 1. The MTSU Blue Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 1,633 yards through the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The MTSU Blue Raiders have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 41st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. MTSU kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 16 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,556 yards on 39 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 93rd in Division 1 in punting average. MTSU is ranked 50th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 74 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 82nd in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 337 yards on special teams, ranking 111th in kick return yardage. The MTSU Blue Raiders average 19 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,324.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Blue Raiders college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Raiders -17
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