UTEP vs. Houston Baptist fearless prediction and game preview.
UTEP vs. Houston Baptist Broadcast
Date: Saturday, August 31
Game Time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
UTEP (0-0) vs. Houston Baptist (0-0) Game Preview
What’s Going To Happen
UTEP has had it rough, but Houston Baptist’s had it even worse – at least, it did last year.
The Huskies went an ugly 1-10 last season with way too many turnovers, way too leaky a defense, and way too many problems on the offensive line. But can the Miners take advantage?
HBU has experience coming back with QB Bailey Zappe and RB Dreshawn Minnieweather forming a nice tandem in the backfield, but the lines aren’t there to help them out. UTEP doesn’t have much in the way of pop and explosion offensively, but its O line went young last season, and now the payoff has to come.
Can the Miner defense do its part up front? Houston Baptist is one of the few teams that should have problems with UTEP’s pass rush, and that should be just enough to force several stalled drives and takeaways.
UTEP will be a +3 in turnover margin, the offense will take advantage, and the team will match last year’s win total before September.
UTEP vs. Houston Baptist Prediction, Line
UTEP 41, Houston Baptist 20
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