New Mexico Lobos vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 9/25/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Mexico Lobos vs UTEP Miners
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Miners (-3)
The UTEP Miners (2-1) will compete against the New Mexico Lobos (2-1) at Sun Bowl on Saturday. UTEP is 3-point favorites. The total is set at 53.5.
The New Mexico Lobos step onto the field holding a record of 2-1 for this season. In their last matchup, the Lobos stepped onto the field against the Texas A&M Aggies and took a loss by a score of 34-0. Terry Wilson went 10/23 with 33 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 46.8 and ended the contest with 1 interception. Aaron Dumas was the best rusher for the Lobos with 10 attempts for 49 yards (4.9 yards per carry). The New Mexico Lobos rushed the ball a total of 36 times and totaled 89 yards, earning them an average of 2.5 yds per carry. In all, they had 59 plays which totaled 122 yds. New Mexico allowed 19 completions on 33 attempts for a total of 275 yds, and a completion rate of 57.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Lobos conceded 154 yds on 34 attempts, which averages out to 4.5 yards per rush surrendered.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the New Mexico Lobos are averaging 20.3 points per outing. As a team they average 137.3 yards on the ground ranking this team at 89th in college football. The Lobos have earned 1,005 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, New Mexico has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 1 touchdown on the ground. New Mexico has tallied 54 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 19 infractions for 146 yds. They have turned the ball over 2 times.
The Lobos rank 90th in the nation in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 25.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.2 yards per rush on the ground and 84.7 rushing yards per game on the year. In total, they have conceded 254 rushing yards through 3 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the Lobos are giving up 707 yds which ranks them 99th in D-1. They have given up 235.7 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 51.1%. In total, they are allowing 320.3 yards per outing putting them at 58th in the nation.
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The Miners head into this game 2-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Miners took a defeat with a final score of 54-13 when they played the Boise State Broncos. Ronald Awatt carried the ball 15 times for 44 yards, ending the contest with 2.9 yds per attempt for UTEP. Gavin Hardison (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 223 yds on 15/24 through the air while his QB rate was 129.3. He tossed 3 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.3. UTEP gave up 37 run attempts for 121 yards (3.3 yds per carry). The Miners pass defense conceded a completion rate of 68.0%, relinquishing 340 yds on 17 for 25 passing. The Miners finished the game with 336 yds while running 66 plays (5.1 yards per play). UTEP rushed the ball for 2.6 yds per attempt, totaling 104 yds on 40 attempts.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Miners currently rank 83rd in the country with an average of 27.0 PPG. For the season thus far, the Miners have a total of 664 passing yards as well as an average of 221.3 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 76th in college football. The UTEP Miners average 420.3 yards/game, which has them ranked 59th in D-1. The UTEP offense has compiled 333 penalty yards on 32 infractions, which has them ranked 5th in D-1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Miners are giving up 28.3 PPG, which has them sitting 102nd in the country. UTEP has surrendered a total of 340 rushing yards (113.3 yards/game) as well as 5 touchdowns rushing so far this year. Overall, they have surrendered 85 points. They have allowed 4 touchdowns via the pass as well as 214.7 yards/outing, which has them ranked 83rd in the country. The Miners defense has taken part in 176 plays, which is good for 31st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Lobos/Miners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lobos +3
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