Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 10/17/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs UTEP Miners
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Location: Sun Bowl
Odds/Point Spread: Southern Miss (-3.5)
Sun Bowl is the venue where Gavin Hardison and the UTEP Miners (3-2) will play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-3) on Saturday. UTEP opens this matchup as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 54.5.
In their last game, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles faced the North Texas Mean Green and went home with the win by a score of 41-31. Frank Gore Jr. paced the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 20 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this outing. He racked up a total of 130 yards by way of 23 carries which meant he was running for 5.7 yards per tote. Jason Brownlee was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 110 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 27.5 yards per catch in this outing. Jack Abraham went 16/30 with 235 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 1 pick on the day.
The Golden Eagles have tallied 1,608 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they hold an average of 124.0 yards on the ground which is 64th in Division 1. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Southern Miss has earned 7 passing touchdowns and 7 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding scoring, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles are averaging 29.0 PPG. The Golden Eagles rank 83rd in the country regarding team defense, conceding 40.0 points per game. They are allowing an average of 5.2 yards per tote and 225.0 rushing yards per contest on the season. During this campaign, they have allowed 900 rushing yards through 4 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Golden Eagles are giving up 1,062 yards which ranks them 74th in D-1. In their 4 games, they have allowed 265.5 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 59.5%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 490.5 yards per outing which ranks them 81st in the nation.
For his career, Abraham has thrown for a total of 6,955 yards with 41 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. Since his college career started, he has left the pocket to run 156 times for a total of 7 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 148.0 with a touchdown percentage of 4.9% and an interception rate of 3.3%. He is throwing for 267.5 yds per game. Jack Abraham has completed 583 of his career 842 tosses for a completion percentage of 69.2%.
In the last game they played, the UTEP Miners faced the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and left there with a loss by a score of 21-17. Deion Hankins led the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 7 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 35 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 2.3 yards per tote. Jacob Cowing was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 63 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 9.0 yards per reception in this outing. Gavin Hardison went 18/38 with 206 yards by way of the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception for the contest.
During this campaign thus far, the Miners have compiled 1,105 passing yards as well as holding an average of 221.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 53rd in Division 1. The UTEP Miners maintain an average of 333.6 yards per outing which has them sitting 64th in Division 1. They are averaging 112.6 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 563 yards for the year. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Miners sit 72nd in Division 1 averaging 18.4 points per game. UTEP has allowed the opposition a total of 507 yards rushing (101.4 yards per game) as well as 6 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. The Miners are surrendering 22.6 points per game, which has them sitting 32nd in college football. This year, they have relinquished 113 pts. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 224.6 yards per game, which has them in 38th in the nation.
During the 7 contests in his career, Gavin Hardison has completed 102 of 204 tries for 1,391 yards. He averages 198.7 yds per game through the air with a 109.2 quarterback rating. Hardison has thrown for 3 TD's compared to 3 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for -18 yds on 32 tries. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 1.5% and his interception rate is 1.5%.
Who will win tonight's Golden Eagles/Miners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Eagles -3.5
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