UTEP Miners vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 9/10/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-26)
The UTEP Miners (2-0) are hitting the road to Albertsons Stadium on Friday where they will take on the Boise State Broncos (0-1). UTEP opens this game as 26-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 56.
The UTEP Miners head into this matchup 2-0 this year. In their last matchup, the Miners faced the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and took home the win by a score of 38-28. Gavin Hardison finished 14/23 with 183 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 170.7 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Ronald Awatt was the rushing leader for the Miners with 19 attempts for 126 yards (6.6 yards per carry). In all, they had 73 plays for 473 yards. The UTEP Miners ended up running the ball 50 different times and tallied 290 yds, which came out to an average of 5.8 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Miners gave up 118 yards on 25 attempts, which calculates to 4.7 yards per rush surrendered. UTEP surrendered 15 completions on 22 tries for a total of 215 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.2%.
In terms of scoring points, the UTEP Miners hold an average of 34.0 points per contest. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 246.5 yards rushing ranking them 27th in D-1. The Miners have earned 925 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, UTEP has compiled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground. UTEP has 43 first downs as a team, and they have committed 24 penalties for 253 yards.
The Miners sit in 59th in college football when it comes to their opponents scoring, giving up 15.5 points per game. The opposition is running for 3.7 yards per attempt on the ground and 109.5 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have conceded 219 running yards through 2 outings. When talking about yards through the air, the Miners are allowing 304 yds which puts them in 115th in the nation. They have conceded 152.0 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 43.6%. Overall, they are giving up 261.5 yards/outing ranking them 39th in D-1.
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The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 0-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Broncos walked away with a loss by a score of 36-31 against the UCF Knights. Hank Bachmeier (2 TDs) ended the game with 263 yards on 25/39 passing while his quarterback rate was 132.5. He had 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.7. Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran the football 12 times for 23 yards, finishing the contest with 1.9 yds per attempt for Boise State. Boise State ran the ball for 0.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 20 yards on 26 carries. The Broncos finished the game with 283 yds on 65 plays (4.4 yds per play). The Broncos pass defense allowed a completion rate of 67.6%, relinquishing 318 yds on 25 for 37 passing. Boise State surrendered 48 attempts on the ground for 255 yds (5.3 yds per carry).
The Boise State Broncos average 283.0 yards per contest, which has them ranked 110th in the nation. The Boise State offense has totaled 49 yards of penalties on 6 violations, which is good for 66th in the country in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season so far, the Broncos currently have a total of 263 passing yards, giving them a rank of 48th in college football. When looking at how much they score, the Broncos are ranked 59th in D-1 averaging 31.0 points per game.
The Broncos are surrendering 36.0 PPG, ranking them 116th in Division 1. Boise State has allowed the opposition a total of 255 yards via the ground game. They have given up 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 318.0 yards/contest, which has them in 128th in the nation. The Broncos defense has taken the field for 85 plays, which is good for 128th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -26
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