College Football Pick - Short Favorite North Texas Will Cash At UTEP

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Friday, November 25, 2016 8:50 PM GMT

North Texas will go to El Paso to face UTEP with the mission of becoming bowl eligible. That means that there is extra value on them. Here's our exclusive free college football pick for this rivalry matchup.

The North Texas Mean Green head to El Paso to take on the UTEP Miners at 1 pm PT on Saturday afternoon. North Texas will be playing for bowl eligibility as the Mean Green have defied expectations this year just one off-season removed from a winless 2015 campaign. UTEP, on the other hand, is one game away from finishing off a year which the Miner faithful would hope to forget, also a season that might cost head coach Sean Kugler his job.

UTEP is coming off one of the ugliest losses of the year, not necessarily from a blowout score (although it was not close). More from a power ratings standpoint, the Rice Owls who are arguably the worst team in FBS crushed UTEP 44-24 last Saturday. The Owls outgained the Miners, 482 yards to 232 during the domination, as UTEP had only gained 42 yards in the first half. Coming off the beat down the Miners are asked to rally the troops and knock off one of the most surprising teams of 2016 North Texas who will be playing to become bowl eligible.

Seth Littrel has done one of the best coaching jobs in the country in Denton, Texas. With a coaching staff where the head coach, the offensive coordinator and the defensive coordinator were all in their first year of their titles, never occupying that position before. He brought in Alabama back-up quarterback transfer Alec Morris who played well last game with over 250 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win over Southern Miss. Although, he was primarily the backup behind freshman Mason Fine who was under recruited due to his height, despite being two time all state in the state of Oklahoma. North Texas has one of the best passing defenses in Conference USA and turned over Southern Mississippi 4 times in the upset win last week.

I recommend a wager on the underrated North Texas Mean Green as field goal favorites against instate rival UTEP. The best line exists at Bookmaker where we can find it at North Texas -3 (-105).

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Free College Football Pick: North Texas -3

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