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    Star runner Deion Hankins and the UTEP Miners (1-1) play the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Ryan Field.

    The Miners are favored, but by less than a field goal (-1.5), against the Wildcats. The over/under for this matchup is 38.5 points.

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    Game Info for UTEP vs. Northwestern

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: BTN
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Stadium: Ryan Field
    UTEP vs Northwestern Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    UTEP -1.5 -110 -110 38.5 -111 -109 -121 +101

    UTEP Pick Insights

    • UTEP is 1-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • When it has played as at least 1.5-point favorites this season, UTEP is 1-1 against the spread.

    UTEP Stats & Insights

    • UTEP put up 24.4 points per game last year, 3.9 fewer than Northwestern gave up per matchup (28.3).
    • UTEP was 3-2 against the spread and 2-3 overall last season when the team notched more than 28.3 points.
    • UTEP collected only 3.3 more yards per game (377.6) than Northwestern allowed per matchup (374.3) last season.
    • When UTEP amassed more than 374.3 yards last season, the team was 4-2 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
    • Last year UTEP ran for 23.7 fewer yards per game (167.2) than Northwestern allowed per outing (190.9).
    • Last season UTEP had a 5-0 ATS record and a 4-1 overall record in games the team ran for over 190.9 yards.
    • Last season UTEP turned the ball over 21 times, nine more than Northwestern’s takeaways (12).

    UTEP’s Best Players

    • Gavin Hardison had a passing stat line last year of 1,976 yards with a 52.5% completion rate (166-for-316), 11 touchdowns, eight interceptions, and an average of 164.7 yards per game.
    • Last year Ronald Awatt took 162 rushing attempts for 734 yards (61.2 per game) and scored two touchdowns.
    • Hankins ran for 701 yards on 140 carries (58.4 yards per game), with three rushing touchdowns last year.
    • Tyrin Smith reeled in 72 catches for 947 yards (78.9 per game) while being targeted 127 times. He also scored seven touchdowns.
    • Reynaldo Flores produced last year, catching 49 passes for 539 yards and one touchdown. He collected 44.9 receiving yards per game.
    • Kelly Akharaiyi’s stat line last year: 275 receiving yards, 21 catches, one touchdown, on 49 targets.
    • Jadrian Taylor did his thing last season with an incredible stat line of 9.5 sacks, eight TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Cal Wallerstedt went to work last year, collecting 61 tackles, 10 TFL, and eight sacks.
    • Ilijah Johnson collected two interceptions while adding 11 tackles and four passes defended last year.

    Northwestern Betting Insights

    • Northwestern is winless against the spread so far this year in one game with a set total.
    • Northwestern is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 1.5 points or more this season.
    • Northwestern’s one games with a set total this season have all gone under the over/under.

    Northwestern Pick Insights

    • Northwestern put up 13.2 fewer points per game (13.8) than UTEP allowed (27) last year.
    • Northwestern collected just 15.8 fewer yards per game (335.4) than UTEP gave up per outing (351.2) last season.
    • In games that Northwestern piled up more than 351.2 yards last year, the team was 2-3 against the spread and 1-4 overall.
    • Northwestern rushed for 125.1 yards per game last year, 10.6 fewer than the 135.7 UTEP allowed per contest.
    • Last year Northwestern had a 4-2 ATS record and a 1-5 overall record in games the team rushed for over 135.7 yards.
    • Northwestern turned the ball over 14 more times (30 total) than UTEP forced turnovers (16) last season.

    Northwestern’s Best Players

    • Ryan Hilinski threw for 1,619 yards and six touchdowns last season.
    • Evan Hull averaged 76.1 rushing yards per game and accumulated five rushing touchdowns last year. Hull complemented his rushing performance with 4.6 receptions per game to average 45.5 receiving yards.
    • Last season Cam Porter rushed for 286 yards. He also scored two total touchdowns.
    • Malik Washington was targeted 8.3 times per game and piled up 694 receiving yards and one touchdown over the course of 2022.
    • Donny Navarro averaged 19.8 receiving yards per game on 5.3 targets per game a season ago.
    • Adetomiwa Adebawore proved to be a strong defender last year, recording five sacks, five TFL and 31 tackles.
    • Bryce Gallagher had an impactful defensive performance last season with 95 tackles, five TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.
    • A year ago Xander Mueller collected 76 tackles, nine TFL, three sacks, and two passes defended as well as two interceptions.
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