Old Dominion Monarchs vs UTEP Miners 10/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
The Old Dominion Monarchs (1-3) travel to meet the UTEP Miners (3-1) in week 5 of the C-USA college football challenge at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 9:00 PM ET. Old Dominion will try to improve their record to 2-3 into this match-up facing the UTEP Miners on Saturday. The Monarchs are in 6th place in the C-USA East Division with a 1-3 overall standing after winning just one outing on the road this season. Old Dominion won only one contest against Hampton at 47-7 last Saturday but lost the next two rounds against Liberty at 17-45 and Buffalo at 35-34 last Saturday. In their recent loss to the Bulls, the Monarchs posted a total of 433 passing yards with 224 passing and 209 rushing yards with 86 total plays on 5.0 yards per play. Old Dominion nailed 27 first downs, 47% 3rd down, and 50% 4th down efficiency with 5 punts, 2 fumbles, and 1 interception thrown.
QB D.J. Mack Jr. completed 24 of his 41 pass attempts for 224 yards with one touchdown and one interception in leading the Monarchs. Mack also rushed for 84 yards on 18 carries and landed two touchdowns while WR Ali Jennings III led the receiving group with 7 catches for 68 yards. CB Tre Hawkins III led the defensive line for UTEP with 4 solos and 2 assisted tackles while CB Damion Charity added 5 total tackles in reinforcing the backfield.
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The UTEP Miners will be meeting the Old Dominion Monarchs in week 5 of college football action on Saturday. UTEP took 4th place in the Conference USA West Division with a 3-1 overall standing after losing their first road outing. The Miners defeated the New Mexico Lobos at 20-13 in their recent stint last Saturday. UTEP earned 344 total offensive yards while allowing 288 to New Mexico with 293 passing and only 51 rushing yards in triumph. The Miners finished a total of 62 plays on 5.5 yards per play with 6 punts and 1 interception thrown in the winning effort.
QB Gavin Hardison led UTEP in their offense through the air for 293 yards on 52% passing with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. On ground offense, RB Ronald Awatt led the running game for 34 yards on 12 carries while WR Jacob Cowing hauled down 7 passes for 174 yards with 1 touchdown in leading the receiving corps of the Miners. On defense, LB Tyrice Knight controlled the backfield for UTEP with 9 solos and 3 assisted tackles in the victory.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. UTEP Miners. The NCAAF Pick for this game is UTEP -4. The Miners are the better team here with the momentum after winning three outings this season. The superior passing offense of UTEP will penetrate the backfield of Old Dominion and the Miners will have the advantage of winning this game at home on Saturday. The UTEP Miners will win predicted at 28-24.
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