UTEP Miners vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (-13.5)
The Florida Atlantic Owls (4-3) will compete against the UTEP Miners (6-1) at FAU Stadium on Saturday. Florida Atlantic is 13.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.5.
The UTEP Miners step onto the field holding a record of 6-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Miners stepped onto the field against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and notched a win by a score of 19-3. Gavin Hardison finished 19/29 with 283 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 140.6 and ended the game with 1 interception. Deion Hankins was the leader on the ground for the Miners with 15 carries for 55 yards (3.7 yds per carry). On the day, they had 73 plays for 385 yds. The UTEP Miners rushed the ball a total of 44 times and recorded 102 yds, earning them an average of 2.3 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Miners conceded 92 yards on 28 tries, which is 3.3 yards per run allowed. UTEP relinquished 15 pass completions on 29 attempts for a total of 186 yds, and a completion rate of 51.7%.
The Miners have tallied 2,727 yards in total for this campaign. When it comes to scoring, UTEP has totaled 7 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 15 times. UTEP has compiled 126 first downs, and they have committed 56 penalties for 571 yds. As a team they average 167.0 yards via the ground game which ranks them 64th in college football. Concerning putting points on the board, the UTEP Miners have an average of 24.9 PPG.
Concerning passing yards, the Miners are allowing 1,428 yds which has them sitting in 44th in Division 1. They have surrendered 204.0 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 53.0%. Overall, they are conceding 298.0 yards/game which puts them 22nd in D-1. They have conceded 7 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt and 94.0 rushing yards per game on the season. In total, they have allowed 658 running yards through 7 games. The Miners rank 36th in Division 1 in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 19.3 PPG.
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The Owls come into this game with a record of 4-3 this season. In their last game, the Owls took home the win by a final score of 38-9 when they played the Charlotte 49ers. Johnny Ford ran the football 8 times for 92 yds, ending the game with 11.5 yds per carry for Florida Atlantic. N'Kosi Perry (3 TDs) finished the game with 225 yds on 9/11 through the air while his quarterback rating was 343.6. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yards per attempt was 20.5. Florida Atlantic conceded 32 run attempts for 77 yards (2.4 yards per carry). The Owls pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 64.3%, surrendering 274 yards on 27 for 42 through the air. The Owls finished the contest with a total of 427 yards while running 51 plays (8.4 yds per play). Florida Atlantic ran for 5.1 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 202 yds on 40 attempts.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 440.3 yards per outing, which ranks them 37th in the nation. The Florida Atlantic offense has totaled 351 penalty yards on 44 infractions, which ranks 69th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team. During the season to this point, the Owls have earned 1,844 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 263.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 38th in the nation. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Owls are sitting 51st in the nation with an average of 30.6 PPG.
Florida Atlantic has surrendered a total of 1,293 yards on the ground (184.7 yards/game) in addition to 11 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 187.9 yards/outing, which has them sitting 33rd in Division 1. The Owls defense has participated in 479 plays, which ranks 59th in D-1. The Owls are surrendering 21.0 points per game, which has them 50th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 147 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls -13.5
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