POSTPONED UTEP vs Southern Miss College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 10/17/20
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Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-3) at UTEP Miners (3-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Sun Bowl)
The Line: UTEP Miners +4 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles and UTEP Miners meet Saturday in week 7 college football action at the Sun Bowl. THIS GAME HAS BEEN POSTPONED
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles look for back-to-back wins to rebound from a slow 1-3 start to the CFB season. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have split their last eight road games. Jack Abraham is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 1,112 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Abraham seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Jason Brownlee and Tim Jones have combined for 600 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Demarcus Jones has 19 receptions. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles ground game is averaging 124 yards per contest, and Frank Gore Jr. leads the way with 208 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Southern Mississippi is allowing 40 points and 486.5 yards per game. Hayes Maples leads the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles with 38 tackles, Dominic Quewon has two sacks and Eric Scott Jr. has one interception.
The UTEP Miners look for their third home win after splitting their last four games. The UTEP Miners have lost five of their last seven home games. Gavin Hardison is completing 52.4 percent of his passes for 1,056 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Hardison has one touchdown pass in his last four games. Jacob Cowing and Justin Garrett have combined for 778 receiving yards and one touchdown while Devaughn Cooper has eight receptions. The UTEP Miners ground game is averaging 112.6 yards per contest, and Deion Hankins leads the way with 300 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, UTEP is allowing 22.6 points and 326 yards per game. Stephen Forester leads the UTEP Miners with 35 tackles, Praise Amaewhule has five sacks and Duron Lowe has two interceptions.
The Golden Eagles are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Miners are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games, 23-47-2 ATS in their last 72 games as an underdog and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Golden Eagles last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Miners last 5 games overall. The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas El Paso. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
You can say the UTEP Miners haven't played anybody in their victories this season, but they've found ways to win games and have looked like the better team. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles have gotta destroyed on the defensive side of the ball this season and their only win came on the road against North Texas. Southern Mississippi is 69th in college football in total yards allowed per game out of 76 teams and they can't stop the run. I'm not running to the window to bet UTEP, but I'm certainly not laying chalk with Southern Miss on the road. It's UTEP at home and the points or pass for me.