Southern Miss at UTEP College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Sun Bowl Stadium
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles head to Sun Bowl Stadium to play the UTEP Miners on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Southern Miss as 13 point favorites. The Golden Eagles are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-1. The Miners are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-5-0.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 4-5-1 against the over/under
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important UTEP Miners Betting Trends
The UTEP Miners are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The UTEP Miners are 5-6-0 against the spread
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
11/15/18 QB Jack Abraham Knee is upgraded to probable, but may not start Saturday vs Louisiana Tech
11/13/18 OL Drake Dorbeck Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Louisiana Tech
11/12/18 DL LaDarius Harris Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Louisiana Tech
09/25/18 RB George Payne Knee is out for season
09/19/18 DL Andrew Cole Transferred is out for season
Key UTEP Miners Injuries
11/17/18 WR Warren Redix Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Western Kentucky
11/17/18 OL Zuri Henry Undisclosed is OUT Saturday vs Western Kentucky
10/23/18 QB Ryan Metz Concussion is out indefinitely
10/16/18 FB Winston Dimel Shoulder is out indefinitely
10/14/18 LB Dylan Parsee ACL 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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles are 111th in the country in points scored with 249. They have run 719 plays this year for 3,666 yards, which ranks them 48th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Eagles average 5.1 yards per play, which is 113th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 208 1st downs this season, ranking them 97th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Southern Miss has run for 987 yards as a unit, which ranks 125th in college football. They've run 351 times, averaging 2.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Eagles have been penalized on offense 58 times for 486 yards so far this year, which has them 90th in the country in penalties. Jack Abraham has passed for 2,255 yards this year. He's completed 209 throws while attempting 285 passes for a completion percentage of 73.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 149. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Southern Miss is 23rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 211. They have given up a total of 2,877 yards on D, which is 3rd in D-1. The Golden Eagles are 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 168 throws on 312 attempts against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles defense this season, ranking them 18th and 37th in the nation. The Southern Miss pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,818 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 305 attempts for 1,059 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the country against the run. The Golden Eagles have had 54 penalties for 542 yards on defense this year. That places them 37th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Southern Miss is 44th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 228 punt return yards and average 12.7 yards per return, which is 28th in D-1. They have returned 26 kicks for 527 yards on special teams, which puts them 62nd in kick return yardage. The Golden Eagles average 20 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,421. The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have tried 20 field goals this year and made 16, which is 22nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Southern Miss Golden Eagles kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,682 yards on 44 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 115th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miners have run for 1,411 yards as a team, which ranks 111th in college football. They've run 396 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The UTEP Miners have been penalized on offense 62 times for 523 yards so far this season, which has them 80th in the country in penalties. They are 125th in the nation in points scored with 205. They have run 697 plays this season for 3,505 yards, which ranks them 98th in Division 1 in total offense. UTEP averages 5 yards per play, which is 119th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 174 1st downs this year, placing them 125th overall as an offensive unit. Kai Locksley averages 5.5 yards per pass attempt and 3.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 83 passes on 169 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 90.9. He has thrown for 937 yards this season.
The UTEP Miners rush defense has allowed 426 attempts for 2,099 yards this year, putting them in 94th place in D-1 against the run. UTEP has committed 65 penalties for 604 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 70th in college football. They are 100th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 354. They have surrendered a total of 4,360 yards on D, which is 71st in the country. The Miners are ranked 98th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 187 passes on 301 attempts against the UTEP defense this season, placing them 44th and 26th in Division 1. The UTEP Miners pass defense has also given up a total of 2,261 yards through the air, which is 45th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The UTEP Miners have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 7, which is 121st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. UTEP kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 20 for 21 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,595 yards on 68 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 116th in Division 1 in punting average. UTEP is ranked 32nd in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 129 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 101st in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 554 yards on special teams, ranking 52nd in kick return yardage. The UTEP Miners average 20 yards per kick return and they are 119th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,188.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Miners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Miners +13
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