Free Week 2 Prediction: Miners vs Longhorns Odds
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(1-0) UTEP Miners vs. Texas Longhorns (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 10th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Texas -29
NCAA Betting Total: 56
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UTEP beat up on New Mexico St, while Texas had a big victory for the Charlie Strong era in week 1.
Coming off of a huge win against Notre Dame, Texas looks to have another strong outing against the Miners. I expect strong performances from both sides of the ball.
The running game was the key to victory in the game against the Aggies. Aaron Jones had touchdowns of 37 and 75 yards, and finished with 31 carries for 249 yards. He will be the key man against a strong Longhorns D-line.
Quarterback Zack Greenlee was very efficient, throwing 3 TD’s without turning the ball over and had over 200 yards passing. He may have opportunities against a Texas passing game that gave up 5 TD passes to Deshone Kizer.
The defense will have a hard time stopping Texas’ 2-QB attacking style. The skills of each QB complement each other and can change the pace of the offense series to series. Notre Dame had trouble stopping Tyrone Swoopes even though each time he entered the game he was being used on designed runs.
Freshman Shane Buechele had a great first game against a Top 10 opponent. He finished with 3 total touchdowns and threw for 280 yards. He looks to be the future star QB in Austin.
Tyrone Swoopes came in to bring a running advantage to the position, and he finished the day with 3 TDs. The uptempo style by new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert should produce 80+ plays again this week. Expect both QB’s to dominate a weak UTEP defense.
D’onte Foreman had a strong game finishing with 131 yards and a TD. The running game will be the key to Texas’ offense all season long. Tyrone Swoopes running the option with Foreman will give Big 12 defenses nightmare all season.
Deshone Kizer ripped the Longhorns defense apart all night. It was questionable to take him out of the game at any point for Notre Dame, and ultimately led to their downfall.
The Texas run defense will shut down UTEP’s rushing attack, after Notre Dame averaged nearly 5 ypc.
Look for the Texas DB’s to play much more discipline against UTEP and keep the passing game in check.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- UTEP are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big 12.
- UTEP are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games.
- TEX are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. CUSA.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Prediction
Texas continues its strong start to the season in dominating fashion. I expect UTEP to have a tough time throwing the ball, and it will get out of hand in the 3rd quarter.
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The freshman QB will have a great game for Texas, while the running game will impose its will against the Miners defense. Expect huge games from the Longhorn skill position players.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Texas 31 – UTEP 10
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