UTEP vs. Incarnate Word Prediction, Game Preview

    UTEP vs. Incarnate Word prediction and game preview. The Miners look to improve to 2-2 as they host the 2-1 Cardinals.

    September 21, 2015

    The UTEP Miners host Incarnate Word looking to even their record. We review the teams below in the UTEP vs. Incarnate World prediction and game preview.

    UTEP vs. Incarnate World Prediction & Preview

    Broadcast

    Date: Saturday, September 26
    Game Time: 8:00 ET
    Network: None

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    Why You Need To Care

    Just minutes away from falling to 0-3, UTEP may have rescued its 2015 season by rallying in the waning moments and beating rival New Mexico State in overtime, 50-47. In their home opener, the Miners have a chance to even their record against 2-1 Incarnate Word of the Southland Conference.

    Why Incarnate Word Will Win

    The UTEP defense is in a state of disrepair. It’s one thing to get abused by Arkansas and Texas Tech, but New Mexico State amassed 551 yards on the struggling Miners. The Cardinals want to turn loose dual-threat QB Trent Brittain, who leads the team in pre-sack rushing yards.

    Why UTEP Will Win

    In their first game without star RB Aaron Jones, the Miners improbably found an offense. QB Ryan Metz came off the bench to throw three touchdown passes, while Darrin Laufasa and converted S LaQuintus Dowell picked up the slack on the ground. UTEP will keep the momentum going against an FCS D.

    Player Who Matters

    In Metz, maybe, just maybe, the Miners have found a young quarterback it can build an offense around. Yeah, just one game, but he showed great poise for a rookie, completing 15-of-19 for 218 yards, three touchdowns and a pick, Now more than ever, the Jones-less Miners need more from the passing game.

    What’s Going To Happen?

    UTEP will have few problems building off the momentum forged last weekend in Las Cruces. An offense with new contributors in the backfield will further boost its confidence—and its numbers—at the expense of the Incarnate Word defense.

    UTEP vs. Incarnate World Score Prediction

    Final Score: UTEP 51, Incarnate Word, 13, Line: No Line, o/u: No Line
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