On Saturday, November 25th at 3:30 ET, the UTEP Miners will host the Liberty Flames. Television coverage for this week 13 CFB matchup at Sun Bowl will be on CBSS. In this Conference USA matchup, the Flames are heading in as 17 point road favorites. Will they manage to win on the road and cover?


The Pick: UTEP Miners +17

This game will be played at Sun Bowl at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 37-21 in favor of Liberty.
  • Even though we have Liberty winning straight-up, we like UTEP at +17.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 59 points, and we like the under with a projected 58 points.

Can Liberty Lock in a Road Win?

The Liberty Flames come into this week’s game vs. UTEP with a perfect record of 11-0. So far, they have played three games on the road and six at home.

Having been favored in all of their games so far, the Flames have a 7-2 vs. the spread. Liberty’s average scoring margin for the season is +18.8 points per game.

So far this season, the average over/under line for Liberty’s games has been 57.2 points. The Flames have an over/under record of 6-3 heading into this week’s game.

On offense, the Flames come in with the 100th ranked offense in terms of passing attempts and are averaging 219 passing yards per game. In the running game, they are 3rd in terms of attempts.

Liberty’s defense holds the 86th rank in passing yards allowed per game as they head into this game. On average, opponents have made 36.5 passing attempts against the Flames. They have given up 21.1 points per game, which places them at 80th in college football. In the rush defense category, they rank 34th in the NCAA.

Can the Miners Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

So far, the UTEP Miners are 3-8, including going 1-3 on the road and 0-4 at home.

Heading into this week’s matchup with Liberty, the Miners have been favored in one game and the underdog in seven. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 3-5.

Through 11 games, the average over/under line in UTEP’s games is 48.9 points. Their games have averaged a combined 46.5 points leading to an OU record of 3-5.

On the ground, the Miners are 31st in college football at 419 attempts per game. This has led to an average of 152.9 (74th). So far, they have turned to the passing game 27.5 and have a per game average of 217.4. Overall, they are 93rd in points (19.2 PPG).

Looking at this week’s game, the UTEP defense stands at 111th in points allowed, permitting 27.3 points on average per game. So far, opposing teams have managed 198.9 passing yards per game against them (49th). On the ground, they’re conceding 181.3 rushing yards, ranking them 140th in college football.