UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs UTSA Roadrunners
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Alamodome in San Antonio, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Roadrunners (-17.5)
Alamodome is the location where the UTSA Roadrunners (9-2) will play the UTEP Miners (5-6) on Saturday. UTSA opens this game as 17.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 55.
The UTEP Miners head into this game 5-6 for this season. In their last contest, the Miners played against the FIU Panthers and went home with a win by a final score of 40-0. Calvin Brownholtz finished 12/18 with 190 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 192 and finished the game with no interceptions. Reynaldo Flores led the offense in rushing for the Miners with 13 totes for 128 yds (9.8 yds per attempt). In all, they tallied 79 plays which totaled 525 yds. The UTEP Miners ran the football 61 different times and amassed 335 yards, which earned them an average of 5.5 yds per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Miners conceded 15 yds on 22 attempts, which is 0.7 yds per rush surrendered. UTEP relinquished 6 pass completions on 21 tries for a total of 56 yds, and a completion percentage of 28.6%.
The Miners have racked up 4,120 total yards for the year. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, UTEP has totaled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 19 times. UTEP has accounted for 226 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 67 infractions for 604 yds. As a unit they're averaging 159.4 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 61st in the country. In terms of scoring points, the UTEP Miners are averaging 23.8 points per outing.
The Miners are ranked 69th in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 26.4 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.2 yards per rush and 141.5 yards on the ground per game for the year. In total, they have given up 1,557 yards via the ground game in 11 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Miners are giving up 2,217 yards which has them sitting in 36th in the nation. They have allowed 201.5 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 55.8%. Overall, they are granting 342.9 yards per outing which has them sitting 36th in college football. They have allowed 20 touchdowns by air in addition to 13 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Roadrunners head into this matchup 9-2 this season. For their last game, the Roadrunners walked away with a victory by a final of 41-7 against the Rice Owls. Frank Harris (2 TDs) ended the contest with 103 yards on 11/14 passing while his quarterback rate was 173.2. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 7.4. Frank Harris ran the football 7 times for 124 yds, ending the game with 17.7 yards per attempt for UTSA. UTSA rushed for 8.2 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 262 yds on 32 carries. The Roadrunners finished the game with a total of 394 yards and they ran 55 plays (7.2 yds per play). The Roadrunners pass defense allowed a completion rate of 47.6%, surrendering 225 yds on 20 for 42 passing. UTSA relinquished 32 rush attempts for 5 yds (0.2 yards per carry).
The UTSA Roadrunners have an average of 480.9 yards per game, which is good for 14th in Division 1. The UTSA offense has compiled 628 yds of penalties on 73 violations, which ranks 43rd in the nation in terms of hurting your team. During the season thus far, the Roadrunners have thrown for 3,286 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 298.7 passing yards per game, ranking them 14th in the nation. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Roadrunners rank 12th in the country averaging 38.3 PPG.
The Roadrunners are giving up 26.1 PPG, ranking them 65th in the nation. UTSA has conceded a total of 1,541 yards rushing (140.1 yards per outing) and 17 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. This year, they have surrendered 287 points. They have given up 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 259.6 yards/outing, which has them in 107th in the nation. The Roadrunners defense has participated in 780 plays, which has them ranked 93rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miners/Roadrunners college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Roadrunners -17.5
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