Free Week 2 Prediction: Miners vs. Longhorns Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-0) UTEP Miners vs. Texas Longhorns (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: David K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Texas -43
NCAA Betting Total: O/U 58.5
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The Longhorns will open their much anticipated 2020 season against the UTEP Miners at home. This is Sam Ehlinger’s senior year which means a lot to Texas fans that he stuck around for an extra year. Ehlinger is considered a top-QB in this year’s upcoming draft and will try to make his case for #1 in 2020.
UTEP already has a victory this year and comes into the game with a better record surprisingly. The Miners held off a weak Stephen F. Austin team 24-14 in their first game of the year.
Quardraiz Wadley came back from an injury in 2019 that sidelined him the whole year last game and now finds himself back on the DL with a knee injury that he suffered late against Stephen F. Austin. Wadley was looking sharp before suffering the injury in last Saturday’s game.
The good thing for the Miners is that they have another dangerous back in Deion Hankins. Hankins stepped up to the plate with the injury to Wadley and had himself a game on Saturday. He racked up 113 on 17 carries and gathered two scores in the game.
UTEP surrendered an average of 35 points a game last season ranking them as one of the worst defenses in college football. The defense did not improve much from this year to last as they had 10 starters return on the defensive side of the ball.
Texas fans are excited about this season and have been waiting for it to come for a long time. Sam Ehlinger is one of the candidates to get this Heisman trophy this year as he had shown promise in his first three years in Austin. Tom Herman will try to bring Texas to a CFP berth for the first time in his career. Herman’s best season came in 2018 when they went 10-5 and took down Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.
Sam Ehlinger had a nice 2019 throwing for over 3500 yards and gathering a 31:10 TD to INT ratio in his 13 games last season. Ehlinger will be without his top target Devan Duvernay as the Longhorns lost his presence due to graduation. It looks like Collin Johnson and Brennan Eagles are going to compete this year to Sam’s new top target.
On the defensive side of the ball, Texas will have a strong run-stopping game as they always do. The issue for the Longhorns is their secondary. They gave up a lot of yards in the air in 2019 and that needs to be reduced if they want a shot at competing for a Big-12 championship with Oklahoma in the mix.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Texas-El Paso is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas El Paso’s last 7 games.
- Texas-El Paso is 1-11 SU in their last 12 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’ last 5 games.
- Texas is 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
- Texas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick:
I like the over here as giving 43 points is way too much. Texas may score 58 points by themselves just to show the rest of college football that they are not here to mess around this season. Texas could challenge Oklahoma for that fourth coveted playoff spot that seems like it is always up for grabs. Give me the Longhorns in a boat race as it’s going to be points city.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 58.5
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