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In State Rivalry?

It may be an in-state opponent, but there isn’t much of a rivalry taking place Saturday when No. 2 Texas hosts UTEP at 3:30PM ET from Texas Memorial Stadium.

Bet UTEP at Texas

The Longhorns are 3-0 with their most significant win coming last week over Texas Tech, 34-24. Colt McCoy struggled in the win throwing for 205 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in the win. McCoy was apparently dealing with the flu, but the performance didn’t enhance his Heisman status. McCoy has thrown for 859 yards through three games with six touchdowns and four interceptions. Tre’ Newton and Vondrell McGee have led the rushing attack, but running for over 135 yards while Jordan Shipley has caught 26 passes for 314 yards. The Longhorns are leading the Big XII in points scored at 44 per-game and are also second in the conference in third-down conversions.

The Miners are 1-2 on the season with the lone win coming last week at New Mexico State. Donald Buckram rushed for 113 yards with two touchdowns in the win while the defense held the Aggies to 284 yards. Buckram has rushed for 252 yards on the season while quarterback Trevor Vittatoe has struggled to 602 yards on 56-of-102 passing with just one touchdown.

Oddsmakers from online sports book BetOnline have made Texas 36-point home favorites over UTEP on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 62.5.

College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

TEXAS is 1-0 against the spread versus UTEP since 1992

TEXAS is 1-0 straight up against UTEP since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

TEXAS is 1-0 against the spread versus UTEP over the last 3 seasons 

TEXAS is 1-0 straight up against UTEP over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

UTEP: 8-19 ATS Away 1st month of season

TEXAS: 22-10 ATS at home off 3+ SU wins

Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Texas El Paso is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

UTEP is 7-18 ATS (-12.8 Units) in road games in September games since 1992.

TEXAS is 24-11 ATS (+11.9 Units) in home games off a win against a conference rival since 1992.
Week 4 College Football Injury Report
UTEP

Anthony Morrow LB Questionable Week 4 (concussion)

Cornelius Brown CB Questionable Week 4 (foot)

TEXAS

D.J. Grant TE Out For Season (knee)

Blaine Irby TE Out For Season (knee)

Jared Norton LB Questionable Week 4 (ankle)

Mason Walters OG Questionable Week 4 (foot)

Foswhitt Whittaker RB Questionable Week 4 (knee)

Vondrell McGee RB Questionable Week 4 (ankle)

UTEP at Texas Current Odds

UTEP Miners +36 Over 62.5

Texas Longhorns -36 Under 62.5

Player Props:

Total pass attempts for Trevor Vittatoe (UTEP): Over/Under 40.5

Total rushing attempts for Donald Buckram (UTEP): Over/Under 11.5

Total receptions for Kris Adams (UTEP): Over/Under 4.5

Total receptions for Jeff Moturi (UTEP): Over/Under 4.5

Total completions for Colt McCoy ( TEX): Over/Under 23.5

Total passing touchdowns + interceptions ( TEX): Over/Under 3.5

Total rushing yards for Tre Newton ( TEX): Over/Under 105.5

Total receiving yards for Jordan Shipley ( TEX): Over/Under 85.5

Total receptions for Dan Buckner ( TEX): Over/Under 5.5

Bet UTEP at Texas

Posted: 9/26/09 12:00PM ET

 

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