FIU Golden Panthers vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 11/7/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
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Game: FIU Golden Panthers vs UTEP Miners
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020
Location: Sun Bowl
Odds/Point Spread: FIU (+2)
Stone Norton and the FIU Golden Panthers (0-3) head to Sun Bowl on Saturday where they'll meet the UTEP Miners (3-3). FIU opens this contest as 2-point underdogs. The total has been set at 51.5.
The last time they took the field, the FIU Golden Panthers played the Jacksonville State Gamecocks and took the loss by a score of 19-10. D'vonte Price paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 43 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.8 yards per run. Nate Jefferson was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 38 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 19.0 yards per catch in this contest. Stone Norton went 5/14 with 66 yards via the pass and tossed 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception.
The Golden Panthers have earned 788 total yards this season. As a team they average 170.0 yards on the ground ranking this team at 49th in the country. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, FIU has compiled 3 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of putting points on the board, the FIU Golden Panthers hold an average of 24.0 points per game. The Golden Panthers are ranked 63rd in D-1 regarding team defense, allowing 28.7 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 213.3 yards on the ground per game this season. During the season, they have conceded 640 running yards through 3 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Golden Panthers have allowed 735 yds which has them sitting in 43rd in D-1. In their 3 games, they have surrendered 245.0 yards per contest via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 65.8%. Overall, they are granting 458.3 yards/contest putting them at 93rd in the nation.
For his collegiate career, Norton has thrown for a total of 207 yards with 3 TD's and 0 picks. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 11 different times totaling -46 rushing yards. His QB rating is 138.4 with a touchdown rate of 9.4%. He is averaging 69.0 yards per contest. Stone Norton has connected on 17 of his attempted career 32 throws for a completion percentage of 53.1%.
In their last game, the UTEP Miners went up against the Charlotte 49ers and went home in defeat by a score of 38-28. Deion Hankins paced the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 30 yards and he added 1 TD in this game. He racked up a total of 119 yards on 18 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.6 yards per carry. Justin Garrett was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 107 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 11.9 yards per catch in this game. Gavin Hardison went 19/35 with 204 yards via the pass and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 picks on the day.
During the season thus far, the Miners currently have a total of 1,309 passing yards together with holding an average of 218.2 throwing yards per game, ranking them 64th in college football. The UTEP Miners are averaging 340.3 yards per outing which is good for 85th in D-1. They have an average of 122.2 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 733 yards overall. In relation to how much they score, the Miners are sitting 89th in D-1 holding an average of 20.0 points per game. The Miners are giving up 25.2 points per game, which has them ranked 50th in the nation. Overall, they have surrendered 151 points in total. UTEP has given up a total of 651 yards via the ground game (108.5 yards/game) in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 218.0 yards per game, ranking them 48th in Division 1.
Hardison has thrown 5 touchdowns while tossing 5 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 2.1% and his interception percentage is 2.1%. He has rushed for -21 yards on 36 attempts. He averages 199.4 yds per contest through the air with a 109.4 quarterback rating. In the 8 games in his college career, Gavin Hardison has completed 121 of 239 attempts for a total of 1,595 yds.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Miners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +2
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