UTEP vs. Rice fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, November 3
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Rice Stadium, Houston, TX
UTEP (0-8) vs. Rice (1-8) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
Someone has to win.
UTEP hasn’t won a game since 2016, and Rice has just one win over an FBS team since 2016, and it’s over Rice.
The Miners haven’t been totally miserable bot an 0-8 team. They’ve been competitive, but they can’t get the offense going enough, failing to score more than 24 points in any game.
The run defense hasn’t been too bad, and that’s the key – stop the Rice ground game, and stop Rice.
The Owl offense isn’t moving the ball a lick, there’s little passing game, and there isn’t anything happening on the defensive side, especially against anyone who can throw a bit.
UTEP doesn’t have a passing game, though.
No, UTEP doesn’t have an offense, but Rice has scored just 37 points over the last four games. It’ll be an entertaining game between two bad teams …
And UTEP’s brutally run of pain will be over with a few more third down defensive stops, while the offense will finally bust out a bit against a secondary that will give up one big play to break it open.
Fearless Prediction & Line
UTEP 27, Rice 24
Line: Rice -1, o/u: 45
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Must See Rating: 2
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