Stephen F. Austin at UTEP 9/5/20 – College Football Betting Odds & Picks
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks vs. UTEP Miners
NCAAF: 9:00 PM EST
Sep. 04, 2020
Latest Odds : UTEP -8.5 Total 54.5
The Lumberjacks had quite an extensive schedule already in place for the nonconference games. That is a blessing for the Lumerjacks who play in the Southland Conference. The Southland is one conference that has opted to hold off on all of their games until the spring.
Stephen F. Austin is coming into the game with their starting quarterback from last year back. Trae Self ended up throwing for 2550 yards and 12 touchdowns, but was picked off 12 times. Da’Leon Ward is coming back as the starting running back and last year he carried the ball 125 times for 471 yards and a touchdown.
The Miners are coming to the game here after getting a start to their practice finally. The start of their practice was delayed due to some of their players testing positive for coronavirus. Now, the Miners are looking ready to play and have a chance to get a decent warmup game, but after that the schedule gets very difficult for UTEP.
UTEP did not have a good passing attack last year, but now have to replace their starting quarterback from last season. The leading candidate is Gavin Hardison who threw for only 335 yards and a touchdown. The rushing attack for the Miners that is coming back is Josh Fields who carried the ball 59 times for only 312 yards and no scores.
Recent Betting Trends:
Stephen F. Austin are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stephen F. Austin's last 5 games.
Texas El Paso are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 6 games.
Free Betting Pick: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks +8.5
While UTEP has made some improvements the team has to completely rebuild the key components of their offense. The delay in the start of practice as well makes it difficult for the Miners to be seen as a serious threat as well. Look for the Miners to struggle in the game here as the Lumberjacks are coming in with a great offense compared to the Miners and what should be a better defense as well. Final Score, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks win 17-10.