UTEP Miners vs Charlotte 49ers Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Charlotte 49ers
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC
Odds/Point Spread: 49ers (+2.5)
The UTEP Miners (2-3) are headed to Jerry Richardson Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Charlotte 49ers (1-4). Charlotte opens this matchup as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 58.
The UTEP Miners step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Miners faced the Boise State Broncos and went home with a win by a final score of 27-10. Gavin Hardison connected on 10/11 with 123 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 214.8 and ended the game with no interceptions. Deion Hankins was the best rusher for the Miners with 21 totes for 86 yds (4.1 yds per carry). In all, they had 65 plays which gave them a total of 322 yards. The UTEP Miners ended up rushing 54 times and accounted for 199 yds, which is an average of 3.7 yards per attempt. Against the run, the Miners gave up 84 yards on 19 tries, which averages out to 4.4 yds per rush allowed. UTEP allowed 13 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 93 yards, and a completion rate of 38.2%.
The Miners have tallied 1,652 total yards for the season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, UTEP has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 11 different times. UTEP has 99 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 29 penalties for 288 yards. As a unit they have an average of 99.2 yards on the ground ranking them 117th in the country. When it comes to scoring, the UTEP Miners hold an average of 16.6 points per contest.
Concerning passing yardage, the Miners have conceded 784 yds which puts them in 42nd in D-1. They have given up 156.8 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 50.0%. Overall, they have yielded 333.0 yards/outing ranking them 41st in Division 1. They have relinquished 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 9 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 176.2 yards on the ground per contest for the year. During this campaign, they have conceded 881 rushing yards through 5 contests. The Miners sit in 70th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 25.2 points per game.
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The 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 1-4 for this season. The last time they took the field, the 49ers took a defeat with a final score of 56-20 when they faced the South Carolina Gamecocks. Shadrick Byrd carried the rock 9 times for 33 yds, ending the game with 3.7 yds per carry for Charlotte. Chris Reynolds (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 143 yds on 16/28 passing while his QB rate was 109.3. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 5.1. Charlotte allowed 40 run attempts for 295 yds (7.4 yards per carry). The 49ers secondary gave up a completion rate of 73.1%, surrendering 250 yards on 19 for 26 passing. The 49ers ended up finishing with 292 yds while running 64 plays (4.6 yards per play). Charlotte ran the football for 2.7 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 79 yds on 29 attempts.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the 49ers are ranked 97th in the country with an average of 24.0 points per game. During the season so far, the 49ers have compiled 1,371 yards through the air together with holding an average of 274.2 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 44th in the nation. The Charlotte 49ers average 367.8 yards per outing, which is good for 96th in D-1. The Charlotte offense has totaled 342 yds of penalties on 38 infractions, which is good for 6th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition.
Charlotte has yielded a total of 1,268 rushing yards (253.6 yards/game) in addition to 17 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have allowed the opposition 13 touchdowns through the air and 306.4 yards per outing, ranking them 127th in Division 1. The 49ers defense has been on the field for 357 plays, which is good for 128th in college football. The 49ers are surrendering 47.4 PPG, which puts them 130th in the nation. Overall, they have given up 237 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Miners/49ers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers +2.5
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