Southern Miss vs. UTEP fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 24
Game Time: 3:00 ET
Venue: Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
Southern Miss (5-5) vs. UTEP (1-10) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
UTEP might have beaten Rice and battled with Middle Tennessee, but that all went away with an ugly 40-16 loss at WKU for a tenth loss in yet another rough season.
But it gets the season finale at home against a USM team that doesn’t put up points in bunches.
The Golden Eagles need this to go bowling – and they’ll pull it off – with just enough timely points and a defense that won’t keep UTEP from ever doing anything consistently well. But it’ll be a fight for the league’s worst defense.
Southern Miss doesn’t run all that well, but the passing attack should be able to pick apart a Miner secondary that gives up over 200 yards per game. It won’t be a blowout, and UTEP will run the ball well and hang tough, but the Golden Eagles will have too much in the passing game.
It won’t be pretty, but USM will get bowl eligible.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Southern Miss 26, UTEP 20
Line: Southern Miss -13, o/u: 45
ATS Confidence out of 5: 4
Must See Rating: 2
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