Old Dominion Monarchs vs. UTEP Miners - 11/14/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas El Paso Miners (4-5) at Old Dominion Monarchs (4-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Foreman Field)
The Line: Old Dominion Monarchs -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Old Dominion Monarchs clash with the Texas El Paso Miners at Foreman Field in week eleven.
I probably expected a little more from the Texas El Paso Miners but given some key injuries I’m surprised this team is still in Bowl contention. The Miners are 4-5 after squeezing by Rice 24-21 with Jay Mattox hitting a 24 yard field goal with 48 seconds left in regulation. UTEP held the yardage advantage 392-326 but were a bit more balanced although not explosive. Quarterback Mack Leftwich struggled with accuracy with 231 yards and two touchdowns on 18-36 with Jaquan White catching four balls for 92 yards and both TD’s. Jeremiah Laufasa gave UTEP a rushing threat with 92 yards on 15 touches with a trip to the end zone.
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The Old Dominion Monarchs don’t do a lot of scoring and don’t stop too many opponents from finding the end zone. The Monarchs did enough scoring to upend Texas-San Antonio 36-31 on the road to up their record to 4-5 and stay within striking distance of the postseason. ODU piled up 548 yards behind some big time passing while the Roadrunners did their damage on 424 yards on 24 minutes of possession. Quarterback David Washington picked apart the Roadrunners secondary with 378 yards with two TD’s and an interception on 29-48 with Jonathan Duhart grabbing eight balls for 160 yards and both scores while Zach Pascal logged ten receptions for 146 yards. Ray Lawry gave ODU 103 rushing yards and two scores while Washington added 69 yards.
The under is 6-0 in Miners last 6 games on turf and is 10-1-1 in Miners last 12 games following a S.U. win while going 6-1 in Miners last 7 conference games. The under is 3-0-1 in Monarchs last 4 games following a ATS win and is 4-0-2 in Monarchs last 6 games following a S.U. win while the over is 5-0 in Monarchs last 5 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game. I don’t really like either team a lot but I’ll take ODU at under a field goal…