Canceled: Southern Mississippi at UTEP 12/4/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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UTEP Miners (3-4) vs Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (2-7)
Game Info: Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Sun Bowl)
Betting Odds: UTEP Miners -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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This game has been canceled.
Southern Mississippi faces UTEP on Friday, December 4th at the Sun Bowl for an NCAA football matchup.
Southern Mississippi is coming off a 23-20 loss to UTSA on November 21st. Southern Mississippi is now 2-7 on the year, as the Golden Eagles have had a rough season thus far. Southern Mississippi has now lost two straight games and four of its last five games as well. Southern Mississippi only has one win over an FBS team this season, and that was a victory over North Texas. Southern Mississippi is 1-4 in Conference-USA play, which puts the team in second-to-last place in the standings (ahead of UTEP). Southern Mississippi scores 23.1 points per game and earns 356.2 total yards of offense per contest as well. Southern Mississippi allows 32.4 points per game and concedes 410.1 total yards of offense per contest as well. The defense has been a problem for Southern Mississippi this season, but the Golden Eagles are only allowing 23 or less points in their last three games.
UTEP is coming off a 52-21 loss at UTSA in its last game on November 14th. UTEP is 3-4 on the year, but all three of its wins were against non-conference opponents (ULM, Abilene Christian, Stephen F. Austin). UTEP has lost three straight games and is in dead last in the Conference-USA West standings. UTEP scores only 20.1 points per game and earns 326.9 total yards of offense per contest as well. UTEP has really struggled to run the ball this season, as the team only averages 115.7 rushing yards per game. UTEP allows 29.0 points per game and concedes 365.6 yards of offense to its opposition per game as well.
The line has not yet been released for this game, so be sure to check back soon for updates regarding the odds. I think Southern Mississippi is the stronger team on both sides of the ball, and I think Southern Miss will win this game on the road. This has to be one of the more underwhelming games on the schedule this week, and I think Southern Miss takes it.