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Florida Atlantic @ UTEP

Current Records: Florida Atlantic 3-4; UTEP 3-4

What to Know

After two games on the road, the UTEP Miners are heading back home. They will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at Sun Bowl after a week off. Florida Atlantic should still be feeling good after a victory, while the Miners will be looking to right the ship.

UTEP came up short against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs two weeks ago, falling 41-31. UTEP was down 30-10 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. No one had a standout game offensively for UTEP, but they got scores from a handful of players including RB Deion Hankins, RB Reynaldo Flores, and WR Marcus Bellon. That was the first 300+ yard effort for Hardison this season.

Meanwhile, Florida Atlantic came out on top in a nail-biter against the Rice Owls last week, sneaking past 17-14. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the first quarter to overcome a 14 to nothing deficit. Florida Atlantic's RB Larry McCammon III filled up the stat sheet, punching in one rushing touchdown.

The Miners are expected to lose this next one by 3. The teams have had problems against the spread this season as they are both 2-4.

UTEP and Florida Atlantic now sit at an identical 3-4. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: UTEP ranks 33rd in the nation when it comes to passing yards allowed per game, with only 199.6 on average. As for Florida Atlantic, they enter the contest with 17 sacks, good for 29th best in the nation.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 4 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: $9.00


The Owls are a 3-point favorite against the Miners, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Owls as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Florida Atlantic have won two out of their last three games against UTEP.

  • Oct 30, 2021 - Florida Atlantic 28 vs. UTEP 25
  • Nov 12, 2016 - Florida Atlantic 35 vs. UTEP 31
  • Oct 24, 2015 - UTEP 27 vs. Florida Atlantic 17