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Louisiana Tech at UTEP 10/16/21 - College Football Picks & Predictions

UTEP Miners vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Odds & Info

Game UTEP Miners vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Date & Time Saturday October 16, 2021, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, TX
Latest odds
LT -6.5 ; O/U 56
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs visit the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas on Saturday to play the UTEP Miners. Louisiana Tech dropped to 2-3 following a 34-27 loss to North Carolina State. Louisiana Tech gained 480 yards of total offense against the Wolfpack but committed two turnovers and also allowed North Carolina State to gain 418 yards of total offense. Louisiana Tech quarterback Austin Kendall passed for 341 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Quarterback Austin Kendall has passed for 1,178 yards with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. The Bulldogs’ signal-caller has been sacked six times. Marcus Williams Jr. is the leading rusher for Louisiana Tech with 317 yards and two touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Tre Harris with 267 yards and three touchdowns receptions. On defense, linebacker Trey Baldwin has a team-high 39 tackles and lineman Ben Bell is the leader in quarterback sacks with 3.0. Cornerback BeeJay Williamson has a team high two interceptions.

UTEP improved to 5-1 following a 26-13 victory over Southern Mississippi on Saturday. The Miners were led by running back Ronald Awatt, who rushed for 159 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Gavin Hardison passed for 127 yards and one interception. The UTEP defense held Southern Mississippi to 254 yards of total offense and forced two Golden Eagles turnovers.

Gavin Hardison has passed for 1,266 yards with eight touchdowns and six interceptions. The leading rusher for UTEP is Ronald Awatt with 445 yards and three touchdowns, while the leading receiver is Jacob Cowing with 609 yards and four touchdowns receptions. On defense, linebacker Tyrice Knight is the leading tackler with 40 and defensive end Praise Amaewhule is the leader in quarterback sacks with 4.0. Cornerbacks Dennis Barnes and Dy-vonne Inyang each have two interceptions.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Louisiana Tech is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 versus UTEP
  • The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Bulldogs last 5
  • UTEP is 8-3 ATS in its last 11
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Miners last 9

Free NCAAF Pick:

UTEP Miners +6.5

UTEP will attack the poor passing defense of Louisiana Tech early and often. Louisiana Tech is allowing an average of 283.4 yards passing and 33.4 points per game. The Miners are averaging 212.5 yards passing and will expose the poor Bulldogs pass defense. UTEP has covered the number in eight of its last 11 and in four of the last six versus Louisiana Tech. Final Score Prediction, UTEP Miners win and cover ATS 31-28.

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