Southern Miss vs. UTEP - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTEP Miners (0-6) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm (MM Roberts Stadium)
The Line: Southern Miss Golden Eagles -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles welcome the UTEP Miners to town for week seven college football.
The UTEP Miners go on the road looking for their first win of the season at the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. UTEP fell to 0-6 on the year with a heart breaking 15-14 defeat to the visiting Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as a 17 point underdog. Neither side of the football had stood out for the Miners before an outstanding effort versus the Hilltoppers with a mere 287 yards allowed. The downside was that was still not good enough with the Texas El Paso offense totaling 282 yards with very little coming on the ground. Quarterback Mike White gave the Miners a good effort through the air as he connected on 24-37 for 208 yard and ran for one yard and five yard touchdowns. Jakairi Moses was the top UTEP runner with 50 yards on 19 carries while Lucky Jackson led the team with three receptions for 56 yards.
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles host the UTEP Miners in a week seven matchup in week seven. Southern Miss has been playing well with wins in three of four following a 31-29 victory at the UTSA Roadrunners on Saturday. Texas-San Antonio held a slight 469-458 edge in yardage but the Golden Eagles lost the turnover 2-1 and only had the ball for 24 minutes despite a bruising rushing attack that totaled 246 yards. Ito Smith paced USM on the ground with 178 yards on 17 carries including an 89 yard scoring burst with Allen Staggers ripping off a 49 yard run. Keon Howard gave Southern Mississippi an efficient passing attack with a 15-20 effort for 212 yards and three touchdowns with Kory Robertson, Quez Watkins and Jay’Shawn Washington snagging TD passes.
UTEP are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and UTEP are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game and under is 6-1 in UTEP last 7 vs. a team with a winning record. Southern Miss are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game and under is 6-1 in Southern Miss last 7 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game and Southern Miss are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game. Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and road team is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
I think many will look at what the Miners have done versus Army and Western Kentucky and be weary of the chalk. I am as well but I think the potential to cover is with Southern Miss…