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UTEP vs. New Mexico State - 9/22/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Mexico State Aggies (0-4) at UTEP Miners (0-3)
Date & Time Saturday September 22, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: UTEP Miners +2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN3
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CFB | New Mexico State Aggies (0-4) at UTEP Miners (0-3)
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The UTEP Miners welcome the New Mexico State Aggies to town in a week four college football tilt.

The New Mexico State Aggies couldn’t maintain an early lead in a 42-25 loss to rival New Mexico as a field goal home dog to drop to 0-4. New Mexico State won the battle for real estate 368-325 but five turnovers and 15 penalties were decisive.

Aggies quarterback Josh Adkins hit 12-21 for 168 yards and a TD with a pair of picks while Matt Romero completed 9-13 for 75 yards and two interceptions.

Jason Huntley was the offensive MVP for New Mexico State as he ran for a team high 67 yards on 15 touches while also leading all receivers with four receptions for 87 yards including a 58 yard scoring strike.

The Texas El Paso Miners remained winless remained winless on the season following a 24-0 defeat at Tennessee as a 34 point underdog.  The bad news for UTEP was getting outgained 512-134 but the good news was a pair of fumble recoveries and the Volunteers not wanting to run up the score.

Miners quarterback Kai Locksley struggled to hook up with his receivers as he only completed 9-22 for just 39 yards. Keynan Foster caught a pair of passes for 21 yards while Treyvon Hughes and Quadriz Wadley combined for 66 rushing yards on 13 carries.

New Mexico State  are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on turf. UTEP  are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on turf and are 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game. Favorite is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Texas El Paso and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. 

I don’t know if I could actually bet this game but I’ll throw his out there while waiting for a total…

Pick:
New Mexico State -2

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