Where: Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
When: Saturday, September 21, 8:00 PM. ET.
The UTEP Miners will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Texas Tech when they take on the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday night.
Wolf Pack Going For First Road Win
The Wolf Pack were run out of town in an embarrassing fashion when they faced Oregon in their first road game, losing the game 77-6. They managed to bounce back with a win over Weber State in their last game but didn’t look very impressive in the six-point win. Now, they will be trying to pick up their second win in a row and first road win when they play the Miners.
— Nevada Football (@NevadaFootball) September 18, 2019
Nevada has been a good offensive team in recent years, but the Wolf Pack are struggling to score this season, averaging 19.7 points per game, which is 115th in the country. Carson Strong has carried the offense with his passing, averaging 234.7 passing yards per game.
However, he is prone to turnovers and has given their opponents the ball five times in the last two games. He completed 30 of 44 passes for 299 yards, two interceptions and a fumble in their win over Weber State.
Nevada’s defense has also been a problem through their first three games with opponents averaging 40.3 points per game, which is 125th in the country. They played better in their last game after struggling in their first two games and will need to keep up the solid play to beat the Miners on Saturday.
Miners Going For Second Consecutive Home Win
The Miners won only one game last season and have already tied last season’s win total through their first two games. They will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Texas tech with a win over the Wolf Pack, which will give them their second straight home win and double their win total from last season.
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— UTEP Miners (@UTEPAthletics) September 16, 2019
Like the Wolf Pack, the Miners have also struggled offensively and are averaging 19.5 points per game, which is 116th in the country. The Miners have done most of their damage on the ground, where they are averaging 158.5 yards per game. The Red Raiders held them to 77 rushing yards in their last game, but they should be able to bounce back against one of the worst defenses in the country.
Treyvon Hughes leads the team in rushing but was held to 27 yards in their last game and will try to get back on track on Saturday.
The Miners have also had their problems on the defensive end, giving up 36 points per game, which is 115th in the country. If they can force Strong into turning the ball over as he did in his last game, they will give themselves a good chance to win the game.
- 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. MWC.
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.