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UTEP Miners @ Sam Houston Bearkats

Current Records: UTEP 2-6, Sam Houston 0-7

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Elliot T. Bowers Stadium -- Huntsville, Texas
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $22.00

What to Know

A Conference USA battle is on tap between the UTEP Miners and the Sam Houston Bearkats at 8:00 p.m. ET on October 25th at Elliot T. Bowers Stadium. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

While it was all tied up 7-7 at halftime, UTEP was not quite New Mexico State's equal in the second half on Wednesday. UTEP found themselves the reluctant recipients of a 28-7 punch to the gut against New Mexico State.

The losing side was boosted by Deion Hankins, who rushed for 120 yards while picking up 7.5 yards per carry. Hankins was no stranger to the big play, turning on the jets for a run that went for 54 yards.

Meanwhile, this season hasn't been kind to Sam Houston, who are still winless after their seventh contest. They fell to FIU 33-27. Sam Houston didn't live up to their potential and found themselves falling short of the advantage oddsmakers thought they had coming into the game.

Despite the loss, Sam Houston had strong showings from Noah Smith, who gained 131 total yards and two touchdowns, and Keegan Shoemaker, who threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns.

Even if they lost, Sam Houston's defense still kept up the pressure with four sacks. Leading the way was Issiah Nixon and his two sacks.

UTEP has traveled a rocky road recently, as they've lost five of their last six matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 2-6 record this season. As for Sam Houston, their defeat was their fourth straight at home (dating back to last season), which dropped their overall record down to 0-7.

Not only did the two teams lose their last games, but neither team managed to cover the spread. Looking forward to Wednesday, Sam Houston is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by four points. For those looking to play the spread, careful betting on UTEP: they have a less-than-stellar 2-6 record against the spread this season.


Sam Houston is a 3.5-point favorite against UTEP, 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 Bearkats as a 3-point favorite.

The oddsmakers are predicting a defensive showdown and set the over/under low at 36.5 points.

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