UTEP at Oklahoma College Football Picks & Predictions 9/2/2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
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The UTEP Miners travel to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to take on the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma as 48 point favorites. The Miners had an ATS record of 5-6-1 last season while their over/under record was 7-5-0. The Sooners had an over/under record of 6-7-0 and they were 7-6-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners were 7-5-0 against the over/under last season
The UTEP Miners were 5-6-1 against the spread last year
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners were 6-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Oklahoma Sooners were 7-6-0 against the spread last year
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
08/05/17 WR Nick Basquine Achilles out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners were 90th in Division 1 in points scored with 316 last year. They ran 736 plays last season for 2,204 yards, which ranked them 107th in the nation in total offense. The Miners averaged 6 yards per play, which was 53rd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 220 1st downs last year, placing them 114th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP ran for 2,226 yards as a team, which ranked 64th in the country. They ran 409 times, averaging 5.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Miners were penalized on offense 68 times for 568 yards last season, which had them 88th in the nation in penalties. Zack Greenlee threw for 695 yards last season. He completed 52 passes on 103 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.5%. His quarterback rating last year was 117.4. He averaged 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw.
UTEP was 101st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 419 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,032 yards on D, which was 53rd in Division 1. The Miners were ranked 97th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses completed 210 passes on 346 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense last season, placing them 35th and 26th in the country. The UTEP pass defense also gave up a total of 2,508 yards through the air, which was 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 474 attempts for 2,524 yards last year, putting them in 88th place in D-1 against the run. The Miners committed 56 penalties for 506 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 9th in the nation.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Sooners ran for 3,078 yards as a team last year, which ranked 16th in the nation. They ran 572 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Oklahoma Sooners were penalized on offense 66 times for 679 yards last year, which had them 94th in the country in penalties. They were 7th in Division 1 in points scored with 571. They ran 956 plays last year for 4,134 yards, which ranked them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Sooners averaged 7.5 yards per play, which was 3rd in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 329 1st downs last season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Baker Mayfield completed 254 throws while attempting 358 passes for a completion percentage of 70.9% last year. He passed for 3,965 yards. He averaged 12.3 adjusted yards per throw and 11.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 196.4.
The Oklahoma Sooners rush defense gave up 465 attempts for 2,114 yards last season, putting them in 57th place in the country against the run. They had 87 penalties for 703 yards on defense last year. That placed them 73rd in Division 1. Oklahoma was 75th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 374. They gave up a total of 5,616 yards on D, which was 98th in the nation. The Sooners were 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opponent offenses completed 270 throws on 495 attempts against the Oklahoma defense last season, ranking them 99th and 120th in the country. The Oklahoma Sooners pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,502 yards in the air, which was 112th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Sooners -48
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