UTEP Miners vs North Texas Mean Green Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs North Texas Mean Green
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Mean Green (+1.5)
The UTEP Miners (6-3) are hitting the road to Apogee Stadium on Saturday where they will try to defeat the North Texas Mean Green (3-6). North Texas opens as 1.5-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 56.
The UTEP Miners come into this matchup with a record of 6-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Miners played against the UTSA Roadrunners and ended up losing by a score of 44-23. Gavin Hardison finished 13/30 with 247 yards through the air and 3 TDs. He had a QB rating of 145.5 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Ronald Awatt was the rushing leader for the Miners with 16 totes for 83 yds (5.2 yards per carry). The UTEP Miners rushed the ball a total of 32 times and totaled 127 yards, which earned them an average of 4.0 yds per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they had 62 plays which gave them 374 yards. UTEP relinquished 22 pass completions on 34 attempts for a total of 286 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.7%. In the running game, the Miners conceded 280 yards on 39 tries, which calculates to 7.2 yds per rush allowed.
The Miners have earned 3,170 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, UTEP has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 17 different times. UTEP has recorded 144 first downs offensively, and they have committed 69 infractions for 668 yds. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 142.2 yards on the ground which has them sitting 84th in Division 1. When it comes to scoring points, the UTEP Miners are averaging 24.7 points per contest.
The Miners sit in 61st in D-1 when it comes to team defense, giving up 23.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per run and 87.7 rushing yards per contest on the season. Overall, they have conceded 789 rushing yards through 9 games. Regarding passing yardage, the Miners are giving up 1,577 yards which has them sitting in 23rd in D-1. They have given up 175.2 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 52.6%. During this campaign, they are conceding 262.9 yards per contest which puts them 15th in Division 1. They have granted 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 10 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Mean Green head into this matchup 3-6 this season. The last time they took the field, the Mean Green got the win with a final of 38-14 when they faced the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. Isaiah Johnson carried the ball 17 times for 119 yards, ending the contest with 7.0 yds per carry for North Texas. Austin Aune finished the contest with 216 yds on 16/30 through the air while his quarterback rate was 107.1. He had 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.2. North Texas surrendered 27 rushing attempts for 113 yards (4.2 yards per carry). The Mean Green passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 68.0%, relinquishing 116 yds on 17 for 25 passing. The Mean Green finished the game with 537 yards while running 90 plays (6.0 yds per play). North Texas rushed the football for 5.4 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 321 yds on 59 attempts.
The North Texas Mean Green hold an average of 421.8 yards/game, which is good for 49th in D-1. The North Texas offense has 740 yards of penalties on 80 violations, which ranks 4th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Mean Green have compiled 1,745 yards through the air as well as an average of 193.9 passing yards per contest, ranking them 100th in college football. Regarding how much they score, the Mean Green are ranked 86th in the country maintaining an average of 25.4 PPG.
North Texas has surrendered a total of 1,461 yards on the ground (162.3 yards/game) as well as 15 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have conceded 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 231.6 yards per game, which puts them in 81st in D-1. The Mean Green defense has participated in 611 plays, which has them ranked 71st in the nation. The Mean Green are conceding 31.4 points per game, which has them 118th in the country. Overall, they have allowed 283 pts.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Mean Green college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mean Green +1.5
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