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    Sun Bowl Stadium is the venue where the UTEP Miners (1-4) will match up against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-3) on Friday, September 29, 2023.

    The Miners are small favorites (-1) in their game versus the Bulldogs, with the over/under being 52.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Miners are -116 and the Bulldogs are -105.)

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    Game Info for UTEP vs. Louisiana Tech

    • Game Day: Friday, September 29, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
    • Location: El Paso, Texas
    • Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium
    UTEP vs Louisiana Tech Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    UTEP -1 -111 -109 52.5 -110 -110 -116 -105

    UTEP Pick Insights

    • UTEP is 1-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • UTEP has a 1-2 record against the spread in games it was favored by 1 point or more this season.
    • Two of UTEP’s five games with a set total have hit the over (40%).

    UTEP Stats & Insights

    • UTEP is compiling 350.8 yards per game on offense, which ranks 95th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the Miners rank 99th, surrendering 403 yards per game.
    • UTEP has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this year, ranking 12th-worst with 17.4 points per contest. The defensive unit ranks 100th in the FBS (29 points allowed per game).
    • UTEP is compiling 205 passing yards per game on offense (100th in the FBS), and ranks 44th defensively with 201.8 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Despite sporting a bottom-25 run defense that ranks 15th-worst in the FBS (201.2 rushing yards allowed per game), UTEP has put up better results on offense, ranking 78th in the FBS by putting up 145.8 rushing yards per game.
    • With a 34.4% third-down conversion rate (22nd-worst) and a 48.5% third-down rate allowed on defense (14th-worst), UTEP has been struggling on both sides of the ball this season in terms of third-down efficiency.
    • With three forced turnovers (110th in the FBS) against 10 turnovers committed (121st in the FBS), UTEP’s -7 turnover margin is the fifth-worst in college football.

    UTEP’s Best Players

    • Gavin Hardison has 947 pass yards for UTEP, completing 56.6% of his passes and tossing five touchdowns and seven interceptions this season.
    • Torrance Burgess Jr. has 298 rushing yards on 56 carries with two touchdowns. He’s also added eight catches for 117 yards (23.4 per game).
    • Deion Hankins has collected 297 yards on 58 attempts, scoring one time.
    • Kelly Akharaiyi’s leads his squad with 253 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 14 receptions (out of 29 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Jeremiah Ballard has hauled in 12 receptions totaling 207 yards, finding the end zone one time as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Tyrin Smith has a total of 191 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 19 throws and scoring one touchdown.
    • Tyrice Knight paces the team with 2.5 sacks. He’s also the team’s tackle leader, and has amassed five TFL and 51 tackles.
    • Trez Moore has a team-high one interception to go along with six tackles and one pass defended.

    Louisiana Tech Betting Insights

    • Louisiana Tech is 2-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • Louisiana Tech has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 1 point or more this season.
    • Louisiana Tech hase hit the over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    Louisiana Tech Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Louisiana Tech ranks 72nd in the FBS (392.8 total yards per game) and 93rd defensively (388.8 total yards allowed per game).
    • Louisiana Tech is compiling 27.6 points per contest on offense this season (79th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 28.8 points per contest (99th-ranked) on defense.
    • Louisiana Tech’s pass defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 13th-best in the FBS with 162.2 passing yards surrendered per game. In terms of offense, it is posting 238.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 68th.
    • Louisiana Tech’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in run defense this season, allowing 226.6 rushing yards per game, which ranks seventh-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 69th with 154 rushing yards per contest.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Louisiana Tech ranks 101st in the FBS (35.8% third-down conversion percentage) and 68th on defense (39% third-down rate allowed).
    • With five forced turnovers (74th in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (88th in the FBS) this season, Louisiana Tech ranks 96th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -2.

    Louisiana Tech’s Best Players

    • Hank Bachmeier has 756 passing yards, or 151.2 per game, so far this season. He has completed 66% of his passes and has thrown five touchdowns with two interceptions.
    • Keith Willis Jr. is his team’s leading rusher with 33 carries for 240 yards, or 48 per game. He’s found paydirt three times on the ground, as well.
    • Tyre Shelton has piled up 214 yards (on 21 carries) with two touchdowns.
    • Smoke Harris has totaled 34 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 361 (72.2 yards per game). He’s been targeted 40 times and has three touchdowns.
    • Cyrus Allen has 17 receptions (on 29 targets) for a total of 246 yards (49.2 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Kyle Maxwell’s five receptions (on seven targets) have netted him 113 yards (22.6 ypg).
    • Deshon Hall leads the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and 16 tackles.
    • Louisiana Tech’s top-tackler, Myles Heard, has 48 tackles and two TFL this year.
    • Jhamal Shelby Jr. leads the team with one interception, while also recording one pass defended.

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