North Texas Mean Green vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 12/11/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: North Texas Mean Green vs UTEP Miners
Date: Friday, December 11, 2020
Location: Sun Bowl
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: North Texas (-10)
Sun Bowl is the site where Gavin Hardison and the UTEP Miners (3-4) will take on the North Texas Mean Green (3-5) on Saturday. The spread on this game has North Texas as 10-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 63.5.
In their last game, the North Texas Mean Green took the field against the UTSA Roadrunners and added a loss to their record by a score of 49-17. Austin Aune went 9/19 with 115 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with no picks. Oscar Adaway III led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 32 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 101 yards via 15 carries which gave him an average of 6.7 yards per carry. Jaelon Darden was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 143 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 17.9 yards per reception in this outing.
The Mean Green have earned 4,144 total yards for the season. As a team they are averaging 235.4 yards via the ground game which is 12th in the country. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, North Texas has earned 20 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about scoring, the North Texas Mean Green hold an average of 33.9 points per outing. The Mean Green sit in 136th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 41.1 points per game. They are giving up an average of 5.5 yards per rush and 236.4 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the year, they have allowed 1,891 rushing yards through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Mean Green have conceded 2,197 yds which has them ranked 108th in the country. In their 8 games played this year, they have conceded 274.6 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.7%. During the season, they have relinquished 511.0 yards per contest which puts them 138th in the nation.
Jason Bean has connected on 80 of his attempted career 145 throws for a completion percentage of 55.2%. He is passing for 75.4 yds per game. For his college career, Bean has thrown for 1,056 yds with 15 touchdowns and 8 picks. He has a QB rating of 139.5 with a touchdown rate of 10.3% and an interception rate of 5.5%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 59 different times for a total of 437 yards.
In their last game, the UTEP Miners played the UTSA Roadrunners and added a loss to their record by a score of 52-21. Gavin Hardison went 14/21 with 159 yards by way of passing and added 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Deion Hankins paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he notched 1 TD in this contest. He rushed for 74 yards by way of 16 carries which meant he was running for 4.6 yards per carry. Jacob Cowing was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 58 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 29.0 yards per reception in this contest.
For the season to this point, the Miners have thrown for a total of 1,478 passing yards along with holding an average of 211.1 passing yards per outing, ranking them 81st in college football. The UTEP Miners have an average of 326.9 yards per outing ranking them 112th in the nation. They hold an average of 115.7 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 810 yards overall. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Miners are ranked 108th in college football holding an average of 20.1 points per game. UTEP has allowed the opposition a total of 939 yards via the ground game (134.1 yards per game) in addition to 13 touchdowns by way of the ground game so far this season. The Miners are relinquishing 29.0 points per game, which has them sitting 76th in college football. This season, they have given up 203 points. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 231.4 yards/outing, which has them in 75th in Division 1.
In the 9 contests in his college career, Gavin Hardison has connected on 135 of 260 attempts for 1,754 yds. He averages 194.9 yards per contest through the air with a 112.4 QB rating. Hardison has thrown 6 touchdowns while tossing 5 picks in his career. He has rushed for -37 yds on 40 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 2.3% and his interception rate is 1.9%.
Who will win tonight's Mean Green/Miners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mean Green -10
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