UTEP Miners vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Prediction, 10/10/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020
Location: Joe Aillet Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: UTEP (+14)
Gavin Hardison and the UTEP Miners (3-1) go to Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-1). Louisiana Tech opens this matchup as 14-point favorites. The over/under opens at 54.
In their last outing, the UTEP Miners went up against the UL Monroe Warhawks and took home the victory by a score of 31-6. Deion Hankins paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 37 yards and he notched 3 TD's in this contest. He rushed for a total of 118 yards by way of 22 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per carry. Justin Garrett led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 120 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 17.1 yards per reception for that game. Gavin Hardison went 13/25 with 302 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the UTEP Miners are averaging 18.8 PPG. As a team they have an average of 125.8 yards on the ground which is 57th in Division 1. The Miners have racked up 1,402 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, UTEP has amassed 1 touchdown through the air and 8 rushing touchdowns. Regarding passing yardage, the Miners have conceded 1,004 yards which ranks them 79th in D-1. During the season, they have surrendered 355.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 31st in the country. The Miners sit in 36th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 23.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 104.0 yards on the ground per game so far this season. In their 4 games played, they have given up 251.0 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.0%. In total, they have given up 416 rushing yards through 4 games.
Gavin Hardison has connected on 84 of his attempted career 166 passes for a completion percentage of 50.6%. He is averaging 197.5 yards per outing. For his career, Hardison has thrown for a total of 1,185 yds with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 112.1 with a TD percentage of 1.2% and an interception percentage of 1.2%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 31 different times totaling -10 yards.
In the last game they played, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs took the field against the BYU Cougars and ended up taking the loss by a score of 45-14. Justin Henderson paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 5 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 29 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 2.2 yards per carry. Smoke Harris was the receiving yardage leader by earning 82 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 27.3 yards per catch for that game. Luke Anthony went 18/27 with 191 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He threw 1 pick for the contest.
For the year to this point, the Bulldogs have thrown for a total of 817 passing yards along with an average of 272.3 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 22nd in the nation. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs maintain an average of 412.0 yards per outing which ranks them 38th in D-1. They maintain an average of 139.7 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 419 yards for this year. When it comes to how much they score, the Bulldogs currently sit 22nd in Division 1 averaging 37.0 PPG. Louisiana Tech has conceded a total of 412 rushing yards (137.3 yards per game) and 5 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. The Bulldogs are conceding 37.7 points per contest, which puts them 78th in the nation. This year, they have surrendered 113 total points. They have conceded 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 331.7 yards per outing, which has them sitting 83rd in the country.
Anthony has passed for 10 TD's while tossing 2 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 12.8% and his interception percentage is 2.6%. He has scampered for 30 yards on 19 attempts. He averages 218.0 yds per game through the air with a 169.1 QB rating. In the 3 games in his collegiate career, Luke Anthony has connected on 48 of 78 tries for a total of 654 yds.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Bulldogs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulldogs -14
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