New Mexico State Aggies vs UTEP Miners Prediction, 9/10/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Mexico State Aggies vs UTEP Miners
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Miners (-13.5)
The New Mexico State Aggies (0-2) are en route to Sun Bowl on Saturday where they will go up against the UTEP Miners (0-2). UTEP is 13.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.
The New Mexico State Aggies head into this game 0-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Aggies took the field against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took a loss by a final of 38-0. Diego Pavia was the best rusher for the Aggies with 3 carries for 14 yds (4.7 yards per carry). Gavin Frakes finished 2/7 with 43 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 51.6 and ended the game with 1 pick. On the ground, the Aggies gave up 297 yards on 57 tries, which calculates to 5.2 yards per run surrendered. New Mexico State conceded 16 pass completions on 23 tries for a total of 188 yds, and a completion percentage of 69.6%. In all, they had 33 plays for 91 yds. The New Mexico State Aggies ran the football 21 times and tallied 38 yds, earning them an average of 1.8 yards per tote.
The Aggies tallied 4,441 total yards last year. New Mexico State compiled 16 touchdowns via the pass and 16 rushing touchdowns. They turned the ball over 16 times. New Mexico State amassed 263 1st downs offensively, and they were flagged for 82 penalties for 707 yards. As a unit they averaged 100.4 yds on the ground, which had them sitting 125th in Division 1. Regarding scoring, the New Mexico State Aggies averaged 22.6 PPG.
In terms of yards through the air, the Aggies gave up 3,492 yds which ranked them 122nd in D-1. During their 12 games, they surrendered 291.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 68.2%. They allowed 487.1 yards/game which ranked them 126th in Division 1. They granted 32 passing touchdowns and 26 running touchdowns. They gave up an average of 5.5 yards per rush on the ground and 196.1 rushing yards per contest over the course of last year. For the season, they conceded 2,353 yards via the ground game in 12 games. The Aggies were sitting in 128th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 40.4 PPG.
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The Miners head into this game 0-2 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Miners went home defeated by a final of 45-13 against the Oklahoma Sooners. Ronald Awatt ran the ball 12 times for 39 yards, ending the contest with 3.3 yards per carry for UTEP. Gavin Hardison finished the game with 244 yds on 26/42 passing while his quarterback rate was 110.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.8. UTEP conceded 38 run attempts for 259 yards (6.8 yds per rush). The Miners pass defense conceded a completion rate of 65.2%, relinquishing 233 yds on 15 out of 23 passing. The Miners finished with 316 yds while they ran 82 plays (3.9 yards per play). UTEP ran for 0.9 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 28 yards on 31 carries.
The UTEP Miners maintained an average of 393.8 yards per game, ranking them 70th in college football. The UTEP offense compiled 967 penalty yds on 111 infractions, ranking them 5th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the previous year, the Miners had a total of 3,279 passing yards in addition to averaging 252.2 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 50th in the nation. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Miners ranked 89th in the nation scoring 25.1 PPG.
The Miners relinquished 25.2 points per game, ranking them 53rd in the nation. UTEP allowed a total of 1,802 yards rushing (138.6 yards per game) in addition to 22 touchdowns on the ground last season. Over the course of the season, they conceded 328 points in total. They gave up 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 210.8 yards per game, which put them in 37th in the nation. The Miners defense took part in 863 plays, which ranked them 65th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Miners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Miners -13.5
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