UTEP Miners vs New Mexico State Aggies Prediction, 8/28/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs New Mexico State Aggies
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, NM
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (+9)
The UTEP Miners (3-5 last year) are headed to Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the New Mexico State Aggies (2-10 last season). New Mexico State opens as 9-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is 56.5.
The UTEP Miners wrapped up their year with a 3-5 record. The last time they took the field, the Miners played the North Texas Mean Green and took a loss by a score of 45-43. Deion Hankins was the leader on the ground for the Miners with 22 carries for 99 yards (4.5 yards per carry). Calvin Brownholtz went 10/26 with 196 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 96.4 and walked away from the contest with 4 picks. Against the rush, the Miners gave up 189 yards on 44 attempts, which averages out to 4.3 yds per run allowed. UTEP allowed 16 pass completions on 30 attempts for 302 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.3%. In the game, they had 82 plays which gave them a total of 497 yds. The UTEP Miners ended up running the ball 56 times and accumulated 301 yds, earning them an average of 5.4 yards per carry.
The Miners earned 2,785 total yards last year. They turned the ball over 15 times. UTEP amassed 7 passing touchdowns and 16 touchdowns via the ground. UTEP tallied 149 1st downs as a team, and they committed 57 infractions for 505 yds. Offensively they had an average of 138.9 yds via the ground game, which ranked them 90th in the nation. Concerning scoring, the UTEP Miners were sitting at 23.0 PPG. In terms of yards through the air, the Miners gave up 1,922 yards which had them ranked 72nd in Division 1. Over the course of their 8 games played last season, they surrendered 240.3 yards per game through the air and surrendering a completion percentage of 63.6%. They allowed 381.3 yards per outing which had them ranked 59th in the nation. They granted 19 throwing touchdowns as well as 14 running touchdowns. The opposition ran for 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 141.0 yards on the ground per game over the course of last season. During the season, they gave up 1,128 running yards through 8 outings. The Miners were ranked 89th in Division 1 regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 31.0 points per game.
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The Aggies ended the year having earned a 2-10 record. The last time they took the field, the Aggies walked away with a victory by a final of 36-29 when they faced the Dixie State Trailblazers. Juwuan Price ran the football 19 times for 165 yds, finishing the game with 8.7 yards per carry for New Mexico State. Jonah Johnson finished the contest with 171 yds on 19/29 passing while his QB rate was 115.0. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 5.9. New Mexico State surrendered 22 running attempts for 124 yds (5.6 yds per carry). The Aggies passing defense gave up a completion rate of 67.6%, surrendering 359 yds on 25 out of 37 passing. The Aggies finished with 561 yards and they ran 88 plays (6.4 yards per play). New Mexico State ran the ball for 6.5 yards per tote, totaling 329 yds on 51 attempts.
The New Mexico State Aggies held an average of 361.1 yards per outing which had them sitting 94th in D-1. They threw 16 picks while losing 12 fumbles and they obtained 227 1st downs. They averaged 143.5 yards per game on the ground and toted the ball for 1,722 yards for the season. The New Mexico State offense totaled 604 penalty yards on 68 violations, which ranked them 27th in Division 1 in terms of giving up free yards. Last year, the Aggies earned 2,611 yards via the pass together with an average of 217.6 passing yards per contest, which had them ranked 74th in Division 1. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Aggies sat 108th in the nation scoring 21.7 PPG. The Aggies allowed 41.0 PPG, which had them ranked 137th in Division 1. Last year, they relinquished 492 points in total. New Mexico State surrendered a total of 3,113 rushing yards (259.4 yards per outing) as well as 35 touchdowns by way of the ground game throughout last season. They allowed 22 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 220.8 yards per outing, which had them in 62nd in Division 1. The Aggies defense took part in 874 plays, which was good for 139th in D-1. They earned 7 fumbles recovered and 5 interceptions over the course of last year.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Miners -9
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