Free College Football Picks Today: University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners vs University of Texas at El Paso Miners 11/26/22

Free College Football Picks Today: University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners vs University of Texas at El Paso Miners 11/26/22
Sat 26th November 2022

The University of Texas-El Paso Miners (5-6, 3-4 CUSA) and University of Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners (9-2, 7-0 CUSA) face off Saturday at Alamodome for their regular season finales. The Roadrunners are 17-point favorites, and the total is 56.5.

UTEP is coming off a one-sided 40-6 win over FIU at Sun Bowl last Saturday. Calvin Brownholtz threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns. Reynaldo Flores ran 13 times for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Kelly Akharaiyi caught three passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

UTSA won for the eighth straight game last Saturday, beating Rice 41-7 at Rice Stadium. Frank Harris was 11 of 14 for 132 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. He added 124 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Zakhari Franklin added a touchdown of his own. He had four receptions for 39 yards.


The Roadrunners won the only game between the teams last season, a 44-23 victory in November, their fifth straight win against UTEP. Frank Harris threw two touchdowns for UTSA, as Zakhari Franklin scored twice. Gavin Hardison tossed three touchdowns for UTEP.


The Miners are averaging 23.8 points per game for the season, 95th in FBS, and they are facing a Roadrunners defense that has surrendered 26.1 PPG (64th). Meanwhile, UTSA has scored 38.3 points a game this season, 12th in the country, and UTEP is allowing 26.4 PPG (68th).

The Miners rank 90th in the country in passing yards per game (215.2) and 62nd in rushing (159.4), while the Roadrunners are 108th in passing yards allowed per game (259.6) and 56th against the run (140.1).

UTSA has been one of the nation’s top passing teams, averaging 298.7 passing yards per game (13th), while ranking 47th in rushing yards (182.2). The Miners are allowing 201.5 passing yards (33rd) and 141.5 rushing yards per game (57th).


Through 10 games, Gavin Hardison has thrown for 11 touchdowns (8 INT) and 204.4 yards per game to lead UTEP in passing. In five away games this season, he has six TDs (6 INT) and an average of 224.0 yards passing.

Deion Hankins leads the team in rushing with an average of 60.9 yards a game over 11 games. He has three touchdowns on the ground and three through the air. Tyrin Smith is the Miners’ leading receiver with 85.5 yards a game and six TDs.

Frank Harris has 24 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 285.6 yards per game through 11 games to lead UTSA. In five home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (2 INT) and an average of 291.2 yards.

Brenden Brady has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 62.7 yards a game through 11 games. He has nine touchdowns. Joshua Cephus has been the primary target in the Roadrunners’ aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and a 76.0 yard per game average through 11 appearances.


UTSA has won four in a row at home this season.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

UTSA -17 (-110)

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