North Texas Mean Green vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
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Game: North Texas Mean Green vs UTEP Miners
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Sun Bowl
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: North Texas (-3)
Austin Aune and the North Texas Mean Green (2-3) head to Sun Bowl on Saturday where they'll meet the UTEP Miners (3-3). UTEP opens this game as 3-point dogs. The over/under opens at 63.
The last time they played, the North Texas Mean Green took the field against the MTSU Blue Raiders and earned the win by a score of 52-35. Jason Bean paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 48 yards and he ran for 3 touchdowns in this game. He racked up a total of 169 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 16.9 yards per carry. Jaelon Darden led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 204 yards on 10 catches. He had an average of 20.4 yards per catch in this contest. Bean went 12/17 with 181 yards via the pass and added 2 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions.
The Mean Green currently have 2,968 total yards for the season. Offensively they hold an average of 255.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 9th in D-1. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, North Texas has amassed 14 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting points on the board, the North Texas Mean Green have an average of 39.2 points per contest. When it comes to yards through the air, the Mean Green have given up 1,531 yards which has them ranked 102nd in the country. In total, they are surrendering 549.4 yards per game ranking them 110th in the country. The Mean Green sit in 108th in the country when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 44.2 PPG. They are giving up 5.6 yards per rush and 243.2 rushing yards per game for the season. In their 5 games played, they are conceding 306.2 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 63.8%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,216 yards via the ground game in 5 games.
For his career, Austin Aune has passed for 1,369 yds with 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 18 times for a total of 12 yds. His QB rating is 152.6 with a touchdown rate of 6.3% and an interception percentage of 2.8%. He is averaging 195.6 yds per outing. Austin Aune has connected on 80 of his attempted career 142 tosses for a completion percentage of 56.3%.
In the last game they played, the UTEP Miners took on the Charlotte 49ers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-28. Gavin Hardison went 19/35 with 204 yards via the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks for the game. Deion Hankins led the team on the ground in this game. He broke a long run for 30 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for 119 yards on 18 carries which had him averaging 6.6 yards per carry. Justin Garrett led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 107 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 11.9 yards per catch in this game.
In terms of their ability to score points, the Miners are 84th in the country averaging 20.0 points per outing. For the season to this point, the Miners have compiled 1,309 passing yards as well as an average of 218.2 passing yards per outing, which ranks 63rd in D-1. They are averaging 122.2 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 733 yards for this year. The UTEP Miners average 340.3 yards per contest which has them ranked 79th in D-1. The Miners are allowing 25.2 points per game, which has them sitting 49th in the country. This year, they have surrendered 151 total points. UTEP has allowed a total of 651 yards rushing (108.5 yards per game) as well as 9 touchdowns rushing so far this year. They have allowed 11 touchdowns from the passing game and 218.0 yards per game, which has them in 50th in college football.
In the 8 games in his career, Gavin Hardison has completed 121 of 239 tries for 1,595 yds. He averages 199.4 yds per contest through the air with a 109.4 quarterback rating. Hardison has thrown for 5 TD's while tossing 5 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for -21 yds on 36 attempts. His TD percentage is 2.1% and his interception rate is 2.1%.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Miners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mean Green -3
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