UTEP vs New Mexico Prediction, Game Preview

UTEP vs New Mexico game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

UTEP vs New Mexico prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


UTEP vs New Mexico How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM
How To Watch: Mountain West Network
Record: UTEP (1-2), New Mexico (1-1)
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UTEP vs New Mexico Game Preview

Why UTEP Will Win

The Miners haven’t been able to recapture the glory and fun of last year, but it came through with a win over New Mexico State to try getting everything going.

Now it gets another team that should help out in a low scoring game.

The Miner defense struggled with North Texas and Oklahoma – not suprirrisng – but overall the team isn’t making a ton of mistakes, it was great against the Aggie passing game last week, and it should be able to hang with – if not hold down – a New Mexico offense that has to prove it can produce two games in a row.

However …

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Why New Mexico Will Win

No, UTEP doesn’t have the same mojo.

It can’t push the ball down the field like it did when Jacob Cowing – now at Arizona – was the No. 1 target, and the running game isn’t there to rely on.

New Mexico couldn’t do anything offensively in the loss to Boise State last week, but the parts are there to pound away on a Miner run defense allowing over 200 yards per game and over five yards per carry.

The Lobo defense hasn’t been bad. It’s been good against the run, and it’s been great so far on third downs, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

That’s where New Mexico wins this. It’s going to come up with the third down stops that UTEP won’t.

The Lobos allowed Maine and Boise State to convert just 5-of-28 third down chances, and UTEP won’t fare much better. In a low scoring fight, every possession will matter.

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UTEP vs New Mexico Prediction, Line

New Mexico 24. UTEP 13
Line: UTEP -2.5, o/u: 38
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
UTEP vs New Mexico Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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New Mexico State vs UTEP Prediction, Game Preview

New Mexico State vs UTEP game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

New Mexico State vs UTEP prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


New Mexico State vs UTEP How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: New Mexico State (0-2), UTEP (0-2)
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New Mexico State vs UTEP Game Preview

Why New Mexico State Will Win

It’s been a rough start for the Aggies, but UTEP is more of a fit than Nevada and Minnesota were.

Eventually the offense under Jerry Kill will start running well. The passing attack hasn’t clucked quite yet – to be nice about it – and the ground game didn’t get going well enough against Nevada and went nowhere against the Gophers.

The Aggies weren’t Oklahoma, but UTEP got hammered by the Sooners for 259 yards and four scores in last week’s 45-13 loss, and allowed four yards per carry in the 31-13 loss to North Texas.

New Mexico State has to give it a try because …

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Why UTEP Will Win

There’s no New Mexico State passing game.

It gave it a shot against the Wolf Pack and came up with 218 yards, but the four interceptions were a killer. The O managed to hit just 4-of-13 throws against the Gophers.

UTEP, on the other hand, has the downfield passing game. There’s only one touchdown pass in the two games, but Gavin Hardison threw for 537 yards and a score, he’s go the ability to keep driving the ball down the field on the NMSU secondary, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

UTEP has more of an offense, and the defense is better than it showed so far.

North Texas and Oklahoma were able to do whatever they wanted against the Miner defense, but the stops will come against the run.

UTEP will be balanced – it’ll be the best day of the year by for for the ground attack – and Hardison will at least match the 249 yards he threw for in last year’s 30-3 win.

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New Mexico State vs UTEP Prediction, Line

UTEP 27, New Mexico State 16
Line: UTEP -14, o/u: 44
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
New Mexico State vs UTEP Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Oklahoma vs UTEP Prediction, Game Preview

Oklahoma vs UTEP game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Saturday, September 3

Oklahoma vs UTEP prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Saturday, September 3


Oklahoma vs UTEP How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
How To Watch: FOX
Record: Oklahoma (0-0), UTEP (0-1)
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Oklahoma vs UTEP Game Preview

Why UTEP Will Win

So what did the Miners do right in their 31-13 loss to North Texas?

The passing game showed off its playmakers.

Top target Jacob Cowing might be off to Arizona, but Tyrin Smith and Reynaldo Flores each rolled for over 120 yards and made a few deep plays, and QB Gavin Hardison threw for close to 293 yards with a score.

The Miner offensive line was good in pass protection against the Mean Green. The talent is there – it’s the best front five the program has had in a long, long time – and the defense managed to hold up well against he run.

But …

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Why Oklahoma Will Win

The UTEP offense wasn’t able to close.

It wasn’t bad on third downs against North Texas, and it actually won the total offense battle by a yard. However, the ground game never got working, North Texas came up with more consistent big plays down the field, and it was a 17-0 crash in the second half.

This is the game for the Oklahoma defense. It struggled last year, wasn’t consistent, and it can take some chances with the offense certain to get bombing fast.

New year, new players in several spots, new coach, new identity – to a point. The Sooners are going to try punishing on the lines, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

It’s Brent Venables – the new Oklahoma head coach will make sure his defense will come out breathing fire.

After struggling to get going over the last two years, this version will be terrific from the opening kickoff.

The Sooners will put this away easily in the first quarter, and the defense will take care of the rest with a big statement performance – even though it’ll give up a few points.

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Oklahoma vs UTEP Prediction, Line

Oklahoma 52, UTEP 10
Line: Oklahoma -31.5, o/u: 57
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

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CFN Preseason All-Conference USA Football Team, Top 30 Players: Preview 2022

Who are the best players in the Conference USA going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-Conference USA team and top 30 players.

Who are the best players in the Conference USA going into the 2022 college football season? They’re highlighted in the CFN 2022 Preseason All-Conference USA team and top 30 players.


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2022 Preseason CFN Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year

QB Frank Harris, Sr. UTSA

Last year it was RB Sincere McCormick – along with a solid defense – that took over on way to the Conference USA title and a breakthrough season for the UTSA program. The quarterback was pretty good, too.

The 6-0, 200-pound lefty was the main man leading the way, and now this is his team more than ever after two terrific seasons. Harris has connected on 66% of his career passes, kept the interceptions down with six in each of the last two years, and in 2021 he started hitting his deep throws a bit more. Combine all of that with over 1,200 rushing yards and 15 scores, and this might be his league, too.

2022 Preseason CFN Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year

LB KD Davis, Sr. North Texas

The 6-0, 229-pounder isn’t huge, and he might not have the build of a normal middle linebacker, but he’s got great range and he makes a whole lot of tackles.

The 2021 First Team and 2020 Honorable Mention All-Conference USA honoree made 284 tackles – leading Conference USA with 121 stops – with 11 sacks and 28 tackles for loss over the last three seasons for a team not known for its defense. In his fifth year, expect him to be even more disruptive.

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Conference USA Team: Offense

QB Frank Harris, Sr. UTSA

RB Johnny Ford, Jr. Florida Atlantic

RB DeWayne McBride, Jr. UAB

WR Daewood Davis, Sr. WKU

WR Zakhari Franklin, Sr. UTSA

TE Rivaldo Fairweather, Soph. FIU

OT Makai Hart, Sr. UTSA

OG Quantavious Leslie, Soph. WKU

C Ahofitu Maka, Sr. UTSA

OG Joshua Mote, Sr. Louisiana Tech

OT Kadeem Telfort, Sr. UAB

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Conference USA Team: Defense

DE Praise Amaewhule, Jr. UTEP

DT Evan Anderson, Soph. Florida Atlantic

DT Davon Strickland, Jr. FIU

DE Jordan Ferguson, Sr. Middle Tennessee

LB KD Davis, Sr. North Texas

LB Breon Hayward, Sr. UTEP

LB Noah Wilder, Sr. UAB

CB Kahlef Hailassie, Jr. WKU

S Rashad Wisdom, Sr. UTSA

S Teja Young, Jr. Florida Atlantic

CB Starling Thomas, CB Sr. UAB

College Football News 2022 Preseason All-Conference USA Team: Special Teams

PK Brayden Narveson, Jr. WKU

P Lucas Dean, Sr. UTSA

KR Shadrick Byrd, Soph. Charlotte

PR Jaylin Lane, Soph. Middle Tennessee

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College Football News 2022 Preseason Top 30 Conference USA Players

30. Jaylen Joyner, DE Jr. Florida Atlantic

29. Quantavious Leslie, OG Soph. WKU

28. Tyrese Chambers, WR Jr. FIU

27. Trevor Harmanson, LB Sr. UTSA

26. Gabe Taylor, S Soph. Rice

25. Grant DuBose, WR Jr. Charlotte

24. Tyler Grubbs, LB Soph. Louisiana Tech

23. Teldrick Ross, S Jr. Middle Tennessee

22. Chris Reynolds, QB Sr. Charlotte

21. Manase Mose, C Sr. North Texas

20. Evan Anderson, DT Soph. Florida Atlantic

19. Chase Cunningham, QB Sr. Middle Tennessee

18. Ahofitu Maka, C Sr. UTSA

17. Tyrice Knight, LB Sr. UTEP

16. Will Boler, S Sr. UAB

15. Daewood Davis, WR Sr. WKU

14. Davon Strickland, DT Jr. FIU

13. BeeJay Williamson, S Jr. Louisiana Tech

12. Johnny Ford, RB Jr. Florida Atlantic

11. Breon Hayward, LB Sr. UTEP

10. Teja Young, S Jr. Florida Atlantic

9. DeWayne McBride, RB Jr. UAB

8. Zakhari Franklin, WR Sr. UTSA

7. Noah Wilder, LB Sr. UAB

6. Praise Amaewhule, DE Jr. UTEP

5. Jarret Doege, QB Sr. WKU

4. Frank Harris, QB Sr. UTSA

3. Rashad Wisdom, S Sr. UTSA

2. Jordan Ferguson, DE Sr. Middle Tennessee

1. KD Davis, LB Sr. North Texas

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Conference USA Preseason Predictions For Every Game: Preview 2022

Conference USA preseason predictions for every game, predicted order of finish, and lookahead to the 2022 season.

Just how much does it hurt Conference USA to lose Marshall, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss to the Sun Belt this season?

The league had to quickly scramble this offseason to change up its schedule, it’s having to do even more to keep the business going with Charlotte, FAU, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA bolting in 2023 – Liberty, New Mexico State, Sam Houston and Jacksonville State will enter the fun – and all of that will likely be the main focus of the 2022 season.

And then UAB, UTSA and WKU should be the stars of the conference again.

Where’s the big surprise going to come from?

The problem is that too many schedules have too many tough non-conference games, but it should be entertaining as several teams will likely be fighting for bowl eligibility over the final few weeks.

Knowing there’s going to be a crazy outlier to screw this all up, here are the 2022 Conference USA preseason predictions.

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2. WKU
T3. Florida Atlantic
T3. Louisiana Tech
T3. North Texas
T3. UAB
7. Middle Tennessee
8. Charlotte
T9. Rice
T9. UTEP
11. FIU

Charlotte 49ers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 3-5
2021: 5-7, Prediction: 3-9
2020: 2-4, 2019: 7-6, 2018: 5-7

Aug 27 at Florida Atlantic L
Sept 1 William & Mary
Sept 10 Maryland L
Sept 17 at Georgia State L
Sept 24 at South Carolina L
Oct 1 UTEP
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 at UAB L
Oct 22 FIU
Oct 29 at Rice L
Nov 5 WKU L
Nov 12 at Middle Tennessee L
Nov 19 Louisiana Tech
Nov 26 OPEN DATE
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Florida Atlantic Owls

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 5-3
2021: 5-7, Prediction: 8-4
2020: 5-4, 2019: 11-3, 2018: 5-7

Aug 27 Charlotte
Sept 3 at Ohio L
Sept 10 SE Louisiana
Sept 17 UCF L
Sept 24 at Purdue L
Oct 1 at North Texas L
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 Rice
Oct 22 at UTEP L
Oct 29 UAB
Nov 5 OPEN DATE
Nov 12 at FIU
Nov 19 at Middle Tennessee L
Nov 26 WKU
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FIU Golden Panthers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 2-10
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 0-8
2021: 1-11, Prediction: 5-7
2020: 0-5, 2019: 6-7, 2018: 9-4

Sept 1 Bryant W
Sept 9 at Texas State L
Sept 17 OPEN DATE
Sept 24 at WKU L
Oct 1 at New Mexico State L
Oct 8 UConn
Oct 14 UTSA L
Oct 22 at Charlotte L
Oct 29 Louisiana Tech L
Nov 5 at North Texas L
Nov 12 Florida Atlantic L
Nov 19 at UTEP L
Nov 26 Middle Tennessee L
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Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

2022 Preseason Prediction: 5-7
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 4-4
2021: 7-6, Prediction: 5-7
2020: 3-6, 2019: 4-8, 2018: 8-6

Sept 3 at James Madison L
Sept 10 at Colorado State L
Sept 17 Tennessee State W
Sept 24 at Miami L
Oct 1 UTSA L
Oct 8 at UAB L
Oct 15 WKU L
Oct 22 OPEN DATE
Oct 29 at UTEP W
Nov 5 at Louisiana Tech L
Nov 12 Charlotte W
Nov 19 Florida Atlantic W
Nov 26 at FIU W
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Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 5-3
2021: 3-9, Prediction: 7-5
2020: 5-5, 2019: 10-3, 2018: 8-5

Sept 3 at Missouri L
Sept 10 Stephen F Austin W
Sept 17 at Clemson L
Sept 24 at South Alabama L
Oct 1 OPEN DATE
Oct 8 UTEP W
Oct 15 at North Texas L
Oct 22 Rice W
Oct 29 at FIU W
Nov 5 Middle Tennessee W
Nov 12 at UTSA L
Nov 19 at Charlotte L
Nov 26 UAB W
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North Texas Mean Green

2022 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 5-3
2021: 6-7, Prediction: 3-9
2020: 4-6, 2019: 4-8, 2018: 9-4

Aug 27 at UTEP W
Sept 3 SMU L
Sept 10 Texas Southern W
Sept 17 at UNLV L
Sept 24 at Memphis L
Oct 1 Florida Atlantic W
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 Louisiana Tech W
Oct 22 at UTSA L
Oct 29 at WKU L
Nov 5 FIU W
Nov 12 at UAB L
Nov 19 OPEN DATE
Nov 26 Rice W
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Rice Owls

2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 2-6
2021: 4-8, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 2-3, 2019:3-9 , 2018: 2-11

Sept 3 at USC L
Sept 10 McNeese State W
Sept 17 Louisiana L
Sept 24 at Houston L
Oct 1 UAB L
Oct 8 OPEN DATE
Oct 15 at Florida Atlantic L
Oct 22 at Louisiana Tech L
Oct 27 Charlotte W
Nov 5 UTEP W
Nov 12 at WKU L
Nov 19 UTSA L
Nov 26 at North Texas L
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UAB Blazers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 5-3
2021: 9-4, Prediction: 8-4
2020: 6-3, 2019: 9-5, 2018: 11-3

Sept 1 Alabama A&M W
Sept 10 at Liberty L
Sept 17 Georgia Southern W
Sept 24 OPEN DATE
Oct 1 at Rice W
Oct 8 Middle Tennessee W
Oct 15 Charlotte W
Oct 22 at WKU L
Oct 29 at Florida Atlantic L
Nov 5 UTSA W
Nov 12 North Texas W
Nov 19 at LSU L
Nov 25 at Louisiana Tech L
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UTEP Miners

2022 Preseason Prediction: 3-9
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 2-6
2021: 7-6, Prediction: 3-9
2020: 3-5, 2019: 1-11, 2018: 1-11

Aug 27 North Texas L
Sept 3 at Oklahoma L
Sept 10 New Mexico State W
Sept 17 at New Mexico L
Sept 24 Boise State L
Oct 1 at Charlotte L
Oct 8 at Louisiana Tech L
Oct 15 OPEN DATE
Oct 22 Florida Atlantic W
Oct 29 Middle Tennessee L
Nov 5 at Rice L
Nov 12 OPEN DATE
Nov 19 FIU W
Nov 26 at UTSA L
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UTSA Roadrunners

2022 Preseason Prediction: 8-4
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 7-1
2021: 12-2, Prediction: 6-6
2020: 7-5, 2019: 4-8, 2018: 3-9

Sept 3 Houston L
Sept 10 at Army L
Sept 17 at Texas L
Sept 24 Texas Southern W
Oct 1 at Middle Tennessee W
Oct 8 WKU W
Oct 14 at FIU W
Oct 22 North Texas W
Oct 29 OPEN DATE
Nov 5 at UAB L
Nov 12 Louisiana Tech W
Nov 19 at Rice W
Nov 26 UTEP W
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WKU Hilltoppers

2022 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2022 Conference USA Prediction: 6-2
2021: 7-5, Prediction: 9-5
2020: 5-7, 2019: 9-4, 2018: 3-9

Aug 27 Austin Peay W
Sept 3 at Hawaii L
Sept 10 OPEN DATE
Sept 17 at Indiana L
Sept 24 FIU W
Oct 1 Troy W
Oct 8 at UTSA L
Oct 15 at Middle Tennessee W
Oct 22 UAB W
Oct 29 North Texas W
Nov 5 at Charlotte W
Nov 12 Rice W
Nov 19 at Auburn L
Nov 26 at Florida Atlantic L
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Head Coach: Dana Dimel, 5th year at UTEP, 12-33
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UTEP Miners Preview 2022

It was one of the best stories of 2021.

UTEP, the program that hadn’t had a lick of luck for so many years and only went 5-27 in three seasons under head coach Dana Dimel was … good?

The seven-wins and bowl appearance was the best season since 2014, and the team won two more games in one year than it did over the previous four combined.

It hasn’t been easy to come up with any sort of success at UTEP, much less a sustained level of high play, but this year’s team is loaded with all-stars from 2021, it has depth, and now it knows what it’s like to win.

Unlike others in the conference who are off to the American Athletic Conference next year, UTEP is expected to stick around after this season, and it’s got a chance to establish itself as the star of the league going forward.

For now, just coming up with another winning season would be good enough.

UTEP Miners Preview 2022: Offense

The offense couldn’t move the chains, it couldn’t complete passes, and it turned the ball over WAY too much. However, for a program that struggled for a long, long time to get things going, averaging 392 yards and 25 points per game was great.

No, the passing accuracy wasn’t there, but the deep ball opened everything up and the running game wasn’t all that bad over the first half of the season. Seven starters are expected back, but …

Leading receiver Jacob Cowing is off to Arizona. He was a special target who averaged close to 20 yards per catch, and No. 2 receiver Justin Garrett is gone.

However, Tyrin Smith averaged over 17 yards per catch on his 33 grabs with four scores, TE Trent Thompson scored four times on his nine catches, and there’s help on the way from the JUCO ranks and with a few new receivers ready to rise up.

Gavin Hardison did his part to make the offense go. The junior threw for 3,223 yards and 18 touchdowns averaging nine yards per throw. Now he has to relax on the interceptions after throwing 13.

The offensive line is one of the best the program has had in years. Three Honorable Mention All-Conference USA blockers are back, starting with Andrew Meyer at center and with two good parts on the right side in guard Elijah Klein and tackle Jeremiah Byers.

The backs are there to do even more. Ronald Awatt led the team with 854 yards and six scores – averaging 5.4 yards per carry – and Deion Hankins is a good veteran who ran for 453 yards and six touchdowns. They’ll combine for over 1,300 yards again behind this line.

UTEP Miners Preview 2022: Defense

Where did that come from? The defense was solid against the run, allowed just 25 points per game, and finished second in Conference USA giving up 349 yards per game. With eight starters back and seven all-stars returning, the Miners should do it all again.

The 1-2 linebacking punch of Breon Hayward and Tyrice Knight combined for 210 tackles and should be the rock of the defense again. They’re the big, active 2 in the 4-2-5, and they should stay clean behind a big, experienced line.

Praise Amaewhule is among the best pass rushers in Conference USA with 5.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss. He’s set on one side, leading sacker Jadrian Taylor is back on the other, and 300-pounders Kelton Moss and Keenan Stewart lock things up on the inside. this group will be even better against the run.

The transfer portal is helping out the secondary with Kobe Hylton coming in from Louisiana for one safety job and Josiah Allen a good JUCO transfer at corner. Dennis Barnes was third on the team with 59 tackles, and CB Corey Richardson led the team with eight broken up passes.

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North Texas vs UTEP Prediction, Game Preview How To Watch Lines Week 0

North Texas vs UTEP game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 0 game on Saturday, August, 27

North Texas vs UTEP prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 0, Saturday, August 27


North Texas vs UTEP How To Watch

Date: Saturday, August 27
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
How To Watch: Stadium
Record: North Texas (0-0), UTEP (0-0)
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North Texas vs UTEP Game Preview

Why North Texas Will Win

Can North Texas keep it all going after winning five straight regular season game to close out 2021, including a 20-17 win over UTEP?

The quarterback room got stronger with more options to push Austin Aune, the running backs are there around a veteran offensive line, and the defense should be just good enough to hold up against a UTEP offense that’s not going to explode.

The Miners lost their star deep threat – Jacob Cowing is about to do big things for Arizona – for a passing game that wasn’t exactly razor sharp. On the other side, UNT might have its best linebacking corps in the Seth Littrell era and should hold up well against the run, but …

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Why UTEP Will Win

UTEP isn’t going to get fancy, but it should be effective.

It’s going to use its suddenly-strong offensive front to try pounding away. The running backs are deep and good, three all-stars return on the O line, and Gavin Hardison is a veteran quarterback who’ll keep pushing the ball deep – the UNT secondary is a bit of a question mark – even without Cowing.

The linebacking corps is great, Praise Amaewhule is one of the best pass rushers in the conference, and the secondary got a whole bunch of help from the transfer portal.

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What’s Going To Happen

This should be a relatively low-scoring battle – sort of like last year’s meeting – with the UTEP defense keeping the North Texas ground game that led Conference USA last season from going off.

The Mean Green were stuffed for under four yards per carry by the Miners last year and won, but they should be a wee bit better and the passing game will connect on the third down plays the other side won’t.

It might not be the most scintillating game, but it’ll be close and it’ll get interesting late.

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North Texas vs UTEP Prediction, Line

North Texas 26, UTEP 23
Line: North Texas -1.5, o/u: 55.5
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Can 2021’s star teams keep it all going? UTSA and WKU won’t be quite as good, UAB should be strong, and UTEP might just keep on stunning.

If Florida Atlantic can rise up after a down season, and if North Texas and Middle Tennessee can be bowl-worthy again, it should be a fun run.

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