Check out the North Texas vs. UTEP fearless prediction and game preview.
North Texas (5-6) vs. UTEP (3-8) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26
Game Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
Bowl and Conference Implications
North Texas can become bowl eligible with a win, but it might get a bowl no matter what as a 5-7 team with a high APR. This is UTEP’s last game of the season. It’ll finish, at best, tied for last in the C-USA West, but would be on the bottom by itself with a loss.
What’s Going To Happen?
It wasn’t supposed to be a decent year in any way for North Texas.
It was supposed to be a total rebuild with head coach Seth Littrell trying to make something happen to give the program an identity. While that hasn’t really happened – the Mean Green don’t do anything particularly well – they manage to win just enough to to be okay.
The offense doesn’t have any pop, and the defense can be run on, but the team managed to take advantage of its opportunities – at least it did last week with four key takeaways in the win over Southern Miss.
UTEP suffered the ultimate indignity this season in a 20-point loss to a miserable Rice team.
The Miners managed to win a five-overtime game against UTSA, and that’s been it since the opener – beating Houston Baptists doesn’t really count.
A home win wouldn’t make anything better, but after the nosedive the program took this season, it would be decent moment for a team that hasn’t had many.
The offense is putting up points again – something it didn’t do on a regular basis over the first half of the season – but the defense hasn’t improved. Try to run on the Miner front seven, and there aren’t any problems.
North Texas will do just that. Jeffrey Wilson will come up with a huge game while the secondary will come up with three picks to stall promising UTEP drives.
It’ll be another frustrating game for the Miners, while once again, the Mean Green will figure it out.
North Texas vs. UTEP Prediction
North Texas 34, UTEP 23
North Texas -3, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 3
Must See Rating: 5: NFL kickers attempting extra points – 1: Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love … 1.5