UTEP vs. FAU Prediction, Game Preview

    UTEP vs. FAU prediction and game preview. The Miners host the Owls in El Paso for this Conference USA matchup.

    October 20, 2015


    Check out the Florida Atlantic (1-5) vs. UTEP (2-4) prediction and game preview.

    Florida Atlantic vs. UTEP Prediction & Preview

    Broadcast

    Date: Saturday, October 24
    Game Time: 7:00 ET
    Network: American Sports Network

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    Why Florida Atlantic Will Win

    The Owls will boast the better defensive personnel this weekend in El Paso. While FAU is one of just two Conference USA teams with more picks than touchdown passes allowed, UTEP ranks 127th nationally in defensive yards per play.

    Why UTEP Will Win

    After using second and third-string quarterbacks in recent weeks, the Miners may finally be getting back starter Mack Leftwich, who’s been out with a concussion since Week 3. And if Leftwich gets clearance, it’s going to raise the potential of Miner TE Hayden Plinke and receivers Jaquan White and Tyler Batson.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    The Miners are in complete disarray. The Owls, meanwhile, are still showing flashes of competitiveness. If QB Jaquez Johnson returns from an ankle injury and RB Trey Rodriguez builds off last week’s solid effort, FAU should keep the toothless UTEP defense reeling.

    Florida Atlantic vs. UTEP Prediction

    Final Score: Florida Atlantic 28, UTEP 20, Line: Florida Atlantic -6, o/u: 58.5
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