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Sun Bowl Stadium is the venue where the Boise State Broncos (2-1) will battle the UTEP Miners (1-3) on Friday, September 23, 2022.
The Broncos are very big favorites (currently -15.5) in their matchup against the Miners, with the over/under at 46 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Broncos are -770 and the Miners are +519.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for Boise State vs. UTEP
- Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2022
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
- Location: El Paso, Texas
- Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium
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Boise State Betting Insights
- UTEP has compiled a 0-4-0 record against the spread this season.
- UTEP has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 15.5 points or more this season (0-1).
- UTEP’s four games with a set total this year have all finished under or pushed the over/under.
Boise State Stats & Insights
- Defensively, Boise State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 13th-best by surrendering only 248.3 yards per game. The offense ranks 106th (318.7 yards per game).
- Offensively, Boise State ranks 91st in the FBS with 26.0 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 39th in points allowed (248.3 points allowed per contest).
- Boise State ranks 105th in passing yards this season (186.3 per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 172.0 passing yards allowed per game.
- Boise State has the 93rd-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (132.3 per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 14th-best with only 76.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
- Defensively, Boise State has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking second-best by surrendering a 15.8% third-down percentage. The team’s offense ranks 90th (36.4% third-down conversion rate).
- With four forced turnovers (71st in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (105th in the FBS), Boise State’s -3-3 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.
Boise State’s Best Players
- Hank Bachmeier has thrown for 404 yards (134.7 ypg) to lead Boise State, completing 63.3% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes compared to three interceptions this season.
- George Holani has carried the ball 57 times for a team-high 186 yards (62.0 per game) with one score. He has also caught 11 passes for 96 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
- Ashton Jeanty has 79 yards as a receiver (26.3 per game) on eight catches, while also racking up 38.7 rush yards per game.
- LaTrell Caples has hauled in 10 receptions totaling 93 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
- George Tarlas paces the team with 2.0 sacks, and also has 3.0 TFL and seven tackles.
- DJ Schramm, Boise State’s tackle leader, has 17 tackles this year.
- Caleb Biggers leads the team with one interception, while also recording seven tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended.
UTEP Betting Insights
- UTEP has not covered the spread in a game yet this year in four games with a set total.
- UTEP is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 15.5 points or more this season.
- None of UTEP’s four games with a set total this season have hit the over.
UTEP Stats & Insights
- UTEP has been struggling on offense, ranking 20th-worst with 310.8 total yards per game. It has been more effective on defense, giving up 372.0 total yards per contest (76th-ranked).
- UTEP’s offense has been bottom-25 this season, posting 14.0 points per game, which ranks ninth-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 88th with 29.0 points surrendered per contest.
- UTEP has been thriving on pass defense, allowing just 172.8 passing yards per contest (23rd-best). On offense, it ranks 80th in the FBS by accumulating 236.5 passing yards per game.
- UTEP has plenty of room to get better in the running game, as it ranks 10th-worst in rushing yards per game (74.3) and 16th-worst in rushing yards allowed per game (199.3).
- UTEP ranks 16th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (30.4%), but it has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 50th in the FBS with a 32.7% third-down rate allowed.
- UTEP has registered six forced turnovers (24th in the FBS) and committed 11 turnovers (130th in the FBS) this season for a -5 turnover margin that ranks 100th in the FBS.
UTEP’s Best Players
- Gavin Hardison has recored 902 passing yards, or 225.5 per game, so far this season. He has completed 49.4% of his passes and has thrown two touchdowns with three interceptions.
- The team’s top rusher, Ronald Awatt, has carried the ball 51 times for 225 yards (56.3 per game) with two touchdowns.
- Deion Hankins has racked up 79 yards (on 25 attempts) with one touchdown.
- Tyrin Smith paces his squad with 345 receiving yards on 28 receptions with two touchdowns.
- Reynaldo Flores has totaled 277 receiving yards (69.3 yards per game) on 22 receptions.
- Kelly Akharaiyi’s 27 targets have resulted in 10 receptions for 92 yards.
- Cal Wallerstedt has collected 3.0 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 3.0 TFL and 10 tackles.
- Tyrice Knight is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 21 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception.
- Ty’Reke James has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has three tackles and one pass defended to his name.