UTEP at Southern Miss College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium
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The UTEP Miners travel to Carlisle-Faulkner Field at M.M. Roberts Stadium to take on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Southern Miss as 19 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.5. The Miners have an ATS record of 2-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Golden Eagles have an over/under record of 2-3-0 and they are 4-1-0 against the spread.
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Valuable UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 2-4-0 against the spread
Important Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-1-0 against the spread
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
10/08/17 RB Quadraiz Wadley Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/08/17 QB Ryan Metz Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Southern Miss
10/01/17 DL Christian Buckingham Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
10/01/17 LB Dylan Parsee Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
10/01/17 LB Julian Jackson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
10/08/17 QB Kwadra Griggs Hand available Saturday vs. UTEP
10/08/17 LB Sherrod Ruff Hand "?" Saturday vs. UTEP
09/21/17 DB Picasso Nelson Jr. Ankle out for season
09/15/17 WR Chase Whitehead Hand out for season
09/07/17 DB Demetrius Market Personal has left team
Useful Offensive Statistics
The UTEP Miners are 122nd in Division 1 in points scored with 86. They have run 341 plays this season for 1,390 yards, which ranks them 116th in the nation in total offense. The Miners average 4.1 yards per play, which is 129th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 81 1st downs this year, placing them 121st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 566 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in the country. They've run 168 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 32 times for 285 yards so far this season, which has them 77th in the nation in penalties. Zack Greenlee has thrown for 347 yards this season. He has completed 35 passes on 60 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 120.1. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 6 adjusted yards per throw.
UTEP is 125th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 241. They have surrendered a total of 2,797 yards on D, which is 120th in Division 1. The Miners are ranked 121st in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opposing offenses have completed 115 passes on 164 attempts against the UTEP Miners defense this season, placing them 93rd and 49th in the country. The UTEP pass defense has also given up a total of 1,373 yards through the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 261 attempts for 1,424 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. The Miners have committed 35 penalties for 310 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 76th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP is ranked 100th in the nation in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 52 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 49th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 389 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Miners average 20 yards per kick return and they are 125th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,831. The UTEP Miners have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 1, which is 127th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 25%. UTEP Miners kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 11 for 12 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,750 yards on 40 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Golden Eagles have run for 927 yards as a team, which ranks 56th in the nation. They've run 189 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 34 times for 328 yards so far this year, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 73rd in Division 1 in points scored with 149. They have run 356 plays this year for 2,248 yards, which ranks them 58th in the nation in total offense. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles average 6.3 yards per play, which is 37th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this season, ranking them 85th overall as an offensive unit. Kwadra Griggs has completed 66 throws while attempting 123 passes for a completion percentage of 53.7%. He has passed for 951 yards this year. He averages 8.7 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 138.4.
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles rush defense has given up 177 attempts for 634 yards this season, putting them in 30th place in the country against the run. They have had 27 penalties for 226 yards on defense this year. That places them 28th in Division 1. Southern Miss is 39th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 113. They have given up a total of 1,733 yards on D, which is 30th in the nation. The Golden Eagles are 44th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 83 throws on 157 attempts against the Southern Miss defense this season, ranking them 27th and 38th in the country. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,099 yards in the air, which is 47th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have tried 5 field goals this year and made 3, which is 113th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Southern Miss kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,104 yards on 29 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 117th in the NCAA in punting average. Southern Miss is 99th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 46 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 16 kicks for 325 yards on special teams, which puts them 52nd in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 67th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,619.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Golden Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Miners +19
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