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    Diego Pavia will lead the New Mexico State Aggies (4-3) into their battle against the UTEP Miners (2-5) at Sun Bowl Stadium on Wednesday at 9:00 PM ET.

    The Miners are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+3), versus the Aggies (with an over/under of 47.5 points).

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    Game Info for New Mexico State vs. UTEP

    • Game Day: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: El Paso, Texas
    • Stadium: Sun Bowl Stadium
    New Mexico State vs UTEP Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    New Mexico State -3 -110 -110 47.5 -110 -110 -157 +133

    New Mexico State Pick Insights

    • New Mexico State has covered the spread twice in five games this season.
    • New Mexico State has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • New Mexico State has gone over in two of five games with a set total (40%).

    New Mexico State Stats & Insights

    • New Mexico State is putting up 439.7 yards per game offensively this year (34th in the FBS), and are allowing 383.1 yards per game (81st) on the other side of the ball.
    • New Mexico State is averaging 30 points per game on offense, which ranks them 60th in the FBS. On defense, the defense ranks 52nd, surrendering 23.1 points per game.
    • New Mexico State ranks 54th in pass offense (244.9 passing yards per game) and 105th in pass defense (254 passing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • On offense, New Mexico State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 24th-best in the FBS by putting up 194.9 per game. The Aggies rank 51st on defense (129.1 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Offensively, New Mexico State ranks 68th in the FBS with a 40% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 89th in third-down conversion rate allowed (129.1).
    • With five forced turnovers (118th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (56th in the FBS), New Mexico State’s -3-3 turnover margin ranks 98th in college football.

    New Mexico State’s Best Players

    • Pavia leads New Mexico State with 1,615 yards (230.7 ypg) on 102-of-164 passing with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He also has 440 rushing yards on 76 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
    • This season, Ahmonte Watkins has carried the ball 25 times for 306 yards (43.7 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Jonathan Brady’s leads his squad with 338 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 18 receptions (out of 28 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Trent Hudson has reeled in 15 passes while averaging 44.4 yards per game and scoring five touchdowns.
    • Jordin Parker has a total of 194 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing four throws and scoring three touchdowns.
    • Izaiah Reed has collected 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up two TFL and nine tackles.
    • Keyshaun Elliott, New Mexico State’s leading tackler, has 49 tackles, five TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Torren Union has a team-high one interception to go along with 11 tackles and one pass defended.

    UTEP Betting Insights

    • UTEP has covered the spread twice in seven opportunities this year.
    • UTEP has a 1-1 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
    • Out of UTEP’s seven games with a set total, two have hit the over (28.6%).

    UTEP Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, UTEP ranks 91st in the FBS (359.4 total yards per game) and 79th defensively (381.7 total yards allowed per game).
    • UTEP has been struggling on offense, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 17.7 points per game. It has been better on defense, allowing 26.1 points per contest (73rd-ranked).
    • From an offensive standpoint, UTEP is compiling 204 passing yards per game (98th-ranked). It ranks 37th in the FBS defensively (204.7 passing yards given up per game).
    • UTEP ranks 67th in rushing yards per game (155.4), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS with 177 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • UTEP’s offense has been sputtering on third down, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with a 31.9% third-down conversion rate. It has been better on defense, surrendering a 42.2% third-down rate (99th-ranked).
    • UTEP has forced five turnovers this season and have turned it over 11 times, leading to a -6 turnover margin that is eighth-worst in the FBS.

    UTEP’s Best Players

    • Gavin Hardison has put up 947 passing yards, or 135.3 per game, so far this season. He has completed 56.6% of his passes and has thrown five touchdowns with seven interceptions.
    • The team’s top rusher, Torrance Burgess Jr., has carried the ball 87 times for 452 yards (64.6 per game) with two touchdowns. He’s also caught eight passes for 117 yards.
    • Deion Hankins has compiled 442 yards on 92 carries with two touchdowns.
    • Kelly Akharaiyi’s 513 receiving yards (73.3 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 25 receptions on 50 targets with three touchdowns.
    • Jeremiah Ballard has put together a 311-yard season so far with one touchdown. He’s caught 18 passes on 34 targets.
    • Tyrin Smith has racked up 191 reciving yards (27.3 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Maurice Westmoreland has 4.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has five TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Tyrice Knight is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s picked up 66 tackles, seven TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
    • Trez Moore has picked off a team-leading one pass. He also has six tackles and one pass defended to his name.
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