UTEP at New Mexico State College Football Picks & Predictions 9/23/2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Aggie Memorial Stadium
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The UTEP Miners head to Aggie Memorial Stadium to play the New Mexico State Aggies on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Mexico State as 16.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 58.5. The Miners are 0-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Aggies are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-3-0.
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Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 0-3-0 against the spread
Important New Mexico State Aggies Betting Trends
The New Mexico State Aggies are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The New Mexico State Aggies are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
09/17/17 DL Christian Buckingham Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico State
09/17/17 OL Derron Gatewood Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico State
09/17/17 LB Dylan Parsee Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico State
09/17/17 LB Julian Jackson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico State
09/17/17 DB Michael Lewis Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. New Mexico State
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
09/12/17 QB Ryan Metz Shoulder out indefinitely
09/02/17 RB Quadraiz Wadley Shoulder out indefinitely
09/01/17 DL Chris Richardson Eligibility out for season
Key New Mexico State Aggies Injuries
09/17/17 DB Jaden Wright Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/17/17 WR OJ Clark Concussion "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/14/17 DL Calvin Allen Personal has left team
08/27/17 DL Derek Watson Shoulder out for season
08/23/17 OL Davis Harker Concussion out for season
08/23/17 LB Derek Ibekwe Redshirt out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners are 124th in the country in points scored with 37. They have run 158 plays this year for 634 yards, which ranks them 102nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Miners average 4 yards per play, which is 127th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 35 1st downs this season, ranking them 123rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 136 yards as a unit, which ranks 128th in college football. They've run 59 times, averaging 2.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 11 times for 100 yards so far this year, which has them 114th in the country in penalties. Zack Greenlee has passed for 135 yards this year. He's completed 16 throws while attempting 25 passes for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this season is 114.6. He averages 4.4 adjusted yards per throw and 5.4 yards per pass attempt.
UTEP is 124th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 150. They have given up a total of 1,643 yards on D, which is 121st in D-1. The Miners are 125th in yards per play allowed with 7.2. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 77 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, ranking them 85th and 38th in the nation. The UTEP pass defense has also surrendered a total of 802 yards in the air, which is 97th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 151 attempts for 841 yards this season, putting them in 126th place in the country against the run. The Miners have had 12 penalties for 111 yards on defense this year. That places them 29th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP is 113th in the country in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 7 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 92nd in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 160 yards on special teams, which puts them 66th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 20 yards per kick return and they are 122nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 801. UTEP Miners kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 4 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 969 yards on 22 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 39th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 301 yards as a team, which ranks 109th in college football. They've run 73 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The New Mexico State Aggies have been penalized on offense 22 times for 214 yards so far this season, which has them 33rd in the country in penalties. They are 69th in the nation in points scored with 85. They have run 233 plays this season for 1,431 yards, which ranks them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. New Mexico State averages 6.1 yards per play, which is 49th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 68 1st downs this year, placing them 40th overall as an offensive unit. Tyler Rodgers averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 106 passes on 159 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.3. He has thrown for 1,130 yards this season.
The New Mexico State Aggies rush defense has allowed 114 attempts for 438 yards this year, putting them in 77th place in D-1 against the run. New Mexico State has committed 23 penalties for 175 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 80th in college football. They are 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 92. They have surrendered a total of 1,299 yards on D, which is 100th in the country. The Aggies are ranked 89th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 69 passes on 109 attempts against the New Mexico State defense this season, placing them 107th and 98th in Division 1. The New Mexico State Aggies pass defense has also given up a total of 861 yards through the air, which is 106th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Mexico State Aggies have attempted 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 75th in D-1. New Mexico State kickers have made 71% of their extra points, going 5 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 816 yards on 21 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 100th in Division 1 in punting average. New Mexico State is ranked 84th in the nation in punt returns with 4. They have returned 4 kicks for 58 yards on special teams, ranking 121st in kick return yardage. The New Mexico State Aggies average 15 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,492.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Aggies -16.5
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