North Texas at UTEP College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Sun Bowl Stadium
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Sun Bowl Stadium is the venue for the game between the North Texas Mean Green and the UTEP Miners on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Texas as 24 point favorites. The Miners are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0. The Mean Green are 3-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 0-5-0.
Valuable North Texas Mean Green Betting Trends
The North Texas Mean Green are 0-5-0 against the over/under
The North Texas Mean Green are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key North Texas Mean Green Injuries
07/28/18 OL Brendon Weatherspoon ACL is out for season
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
09/30/18 QB Kai Locksley Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs North Texas
09/23/18 OL Jerrod Brooks Shoulder is out for season
09/01/18 OL Derron Gatewood Leg is out for season
08/29/18 OL Greg Long Undisclosed is out for season
07/28/18 LB Jayson VanHook Academics is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The North Texas Mean Green have run for 793 yards as a unit, which ranks 76th in the nation. They've run 198 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Mean Green have been penalized on offense 27 times for 303 yards so far this year, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. They are 9th in Division 1 in points scored with 222. They have run 406 plays this year for 2,470 yards, which ranks them 6th in the nation in total offense. The Mean Green average 6.1 yards per play, which is 57th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 132 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Mason Fine has completed 127 throws while attempting 197 passes for a completion percentage of 64.5%. He has passed for 1,624 yards this year. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 154.5.
The Mean Green rush defense has given up 155 attempts for 525 yards this season, putting them in 27th place in the country against the run. They have had 28 penalties for 237 yards on defense this year. That places them 47th in Division 1. North Texas is 35th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 92. They have given up a total of 1,591 yards on D, which is 46th in the nation. The Mean Green are 29th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 84 throws on 178 attempts against the North Texas Mean Green defense this season, ranking them 62nd and 112th in the country. The North Texas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,066 yards in the air, which is 69th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The North Texas Mean Green have tried 12 field goals this year and made 10, which is 2nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. North Texas Mean Green kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,084 yards on 25 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 35th in the NCAA in punting average. North Texas is 57th in the country in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 160 punt return yards and average 20 yards per return, which is 13th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 373 yards on special teams, which puts them 15th in kick return yardage. The Mean Green average 27 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,003.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miners are 127th in Division 1 in points scored with 75. They have run 327 plays this season for 1,477 yards, which ranks them 122nd in the nation in total offense. The UTEP Miners average 4.5 yards per play, which is 122nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 80 1st downs this year, placing them 113th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground UTEP has run for 851 yards as a team, which ranks 60th in the country. They've run 209 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Miners have been penalized on offense 39 times for 299 yards so far this season, which has them 21st in the nation in penalties. Kai Locksley has thrown for 527 yards this season. He has completed 48 passes on 99 attempts for a completion percentage of 48.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 93.8. He averages 5.3 yards per pass attempt and 4.4 adjusted yards per throw.
UTEP is 109th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 163. They have surrendered a total of 1,954 yards on D, which is 88th in Division 1. The Miners are ranked 110th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opposing offenses have completed 67 passes on 112 attempts against the UTEP defense this season, placing them 20th and 12th in the country. The UTEP Miners pass defense has also given up a total of 840 yards through the air, which is 33rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 199 attempts for 1,114 yards this year, putting them in 119th place in D-1 against the run. The Miners have committed 30 penalties for 274 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 73rd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
UTEP is ranked 18th in the nation in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 53 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 110th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 274 yards on special teams, ranking 38th in kick return yardage. The UTEP Miners average 23 yards per kick return and they are 105th in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,804. The Miners have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 89th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. UTEP kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,274 yards on 33 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 106th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Miners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Miners +24
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