UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Odds/Point Spread: UTEP (+5)
Alamodome is the venue where Frank Harris and the UTSA Roadrunners (4-4) will play the UTEP Miners (3-3) on Saturday. UTSA opens this game as 5-point favorites. The total is set at 47.
In their last outing, the UTEP Miners went up against the Charlotte 49ers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-28. Gavin Hardison went 19/35 with 204 yards by way of passing and added 2 TD's. He threw 2 picks on the day. Deion Hankins paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 30 yards and he added 1 touchdown in this contest. He rushed for a total of 119 yards via 18 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per carry. Justin Garrett led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 107 yards on 9 catches. He earned an average of 11.9 yards per catch for the game.
The Miners have racked up 2,042 total yards for this campaign. As a team they're holding an average of 122.2 yards rushing which has them sitting 98th in the country. When it comes to notching touchdowns, UTEP has totaled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 10 rushing touchdowns. Concerning getting in the endzone, the UTEP Miners hold an average of 20.0 PPG. The Miners rank 57th in Division 1 concerning team defense, giving up 25.2 points per contest. They are allowing 3.6 yards per rush and 108.5 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 651 running yards through 6 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Miners are conceding 1,308 yds which puts them in 79th in college football. During their 6 games played this season, they have allowed 218.0 yards per game through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 62.5%. During this campaign, they are conceding 326.5 yards per outing ranking them 34th in D-1.
Gavin Hardison has connected on 121 of his attempted career 239 throws for a completion percentage of 50.6%. He is throwing for 199.4 yards per outing. For his collegiate career, Hardison has thrown for 1,595 yds with 5 TD's and 5 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 109.4 with a TD rate of 2.1% and an interception rate of 2.1%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the football 36 different times totaling -21 yards.
In their last contest, the UTSA Roadrunners took the field against the Florida Atlantic Owls and went home in defeat by a score of 24-3. Frank Harris led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 50 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 66 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per tote. Joshua Cephus was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 63 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 12.6 yards per catch for the game. Frank Harris went 12/26 with 109 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Roadrunners have racked up 1,627 yards through the air together with an average of 203.4 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 90th in the country. The UTSA Roadrunners have an average of 378.9 yards/game which has them ranked 82nd in the country. They average 175.5 yards per game via the ground game and have run for 1,404 yards for this year. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Roadrunners are sitting 97th in college football scoring 23.9 PPG. UTSA has conceded a total of 1,352 yards on the ground (169.0 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush on the season. The Roadrunners are allowing 27.4 points per game, which has them ranked 68th in college football. This season, they have allowed 219 points. They have conceded 15 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 231.4 yards per outing, which has them sitting 70th in the country.
In the 11 contests in his collegiate career, Frank Harris has completed 159 of 251 attempts for 1,381 yds. He is averaging 125.5 yds per game through the air with a 114.0 QB rating. Harris has thrown for 7 TD's compared to 6 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 390 yds on 100 attempts. His TD percentage is 2.8% and his interception rate is 2.4%.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Miners +5
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