The UTEP Miners have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. UTEP and the Florida Atlantic Owls will face off in a Conference USA battle at 6 p.m. ET Saturday at FAU Stadium. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Miners didn’t have too much trouble with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at home two weeks ago as they won 19-3. The team ran away with 16 points in the first half and mostly just sat on those in the second to pick up the victory. UTEP’s WR Jacob Cowing did his thing and caught nine passes for 166 yards.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte 49ers typically have all the answers at home, but last Thursday Florida Atlantic proved too difficult a challenge. Everything went Florida Atlantic’s way against Charlotte as they made off with a 38-9 win. The score was close at the half, but the Owls pulled away in the second half with 31 points.
The Miners are the clear underdogs, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.
The wins brought UTEP up to 6-1 and Florida Atlantic to 4-3. Two stats to keep an eye on: UTEP is 226th worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown eight on the season. Florida Atlantics have had an even harder time: they are stumbling into the matchup with the 136th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown four on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: FAU Stadium — Boca Raton, Florida
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Owls are a big 11-point favorite against the Miners, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Owls as a 12-point favorite.
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Florida Atlantic and UTEP both have one win in their last two games.
- Nov 12, 2016 – Florida Atlantic 35 vs. UTEP 31
- Oct 24, 2015 – UTEP 27 vs. Florida Atlantic 17