Through 3 Quarters

Down ten at the end of last quarter, the Old Dominion Monarchs have now snagged the lead. It's anybody's game after three quarters, but the Monarchs are ahead of the UTEP Miners 21-20. A win for UTEP would extend each team's most recent fortunes, UTEP coming off of a victory and Old Dominion a loss.

Who's Playing

Old Dominion @ UTEP

Current Records: Old Dominion 1-3; UTEP 3-1

What to Know

Get ready for a Conference USA battle as the Old Dominion Monarchs and the UTEP Miners will face off at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday at Sun Bowl. UTEP will be strutting in after a victory while Old Dominion will be stumbling in from a defeat.

It's always hard to lose, and it's even harder to lose by a single point. Just ask the Monarchs, the unfortunate recipient of a 35-34 loss at the hands of the Buffalo Bulls last week. Old Dominion were close to capping off a huge comeback (they were down 35-7 at the end of the half), but they just didn't have quite enough oomph.

Meanwhile, UTEP beat the New Mexico Lobos 20-13 last week.

Old Dominion is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on Old Dominion's opponents whenever they hit the road.

The Monarchs are now 1-3 while the Miners sit at a mirror-image 3-1. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Old Dominion is stumbling into the game with the 184th most thrown interceptions in the nation, having thrown four on the season. UTEP has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 232nd worst in the nation in thrown interceptions, having thrown six on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 9 p.m. ET
  • Where: Sun Bowl -- El Paso, Texas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $30.00


The Miners are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Monarchs, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Miners, as the game opened with the Miners as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Old Dominion have won both of the games they've played against UTEP in the last seven years.

  • Oct 29, 2016 - Old Dominion 31 vs. UTEP 21
  • Nov 14, 2015 - Old Dominion 31 vs. UTEP 21