10:00 A.M. Mountain Time
Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium (20,118)
Forecast: Sunny with a temperature time of 53 degrees at kickoff according to the Weather Channel.
TV: FOX Sports Network, DISH: CH. 408, DirecTV: Ch. 692, Verizon FiOS: Ch. 300 (Full Listings)
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Announcers: Play by Play: Brendan Burke, Color Analyst: Ben Leber, Sideline Reporter: CT Steckel
Series History: UTEP piled up 334 yards on the ground to race past Old Dominion, 42-35, on Oct. 11, 2014 in the Sun Bowl. The Miners mowed down the Monarchs as three backs (Aaron Jones, Josh Bell, Nathan Jeffery) compiled 70 yards or more. Bell had a career day with 76 yards and three touchdowns on only 10 carries. Jones tallied 103 yards and Jeffery chipped in with 70. Autrey Golden, meanwhile, beat ODU multiple ways with two rushes for 51 yards and six receptions for a career-best 70 yards, while adding two kickoff returns for 48 yards. The Miners never trailed after taking a 21-7 lead at the break, but had to snuff out a second half rally by the Monarchs. Down 28-14, Old Dominion battled back to tie the game before UTEP scored a couple of late touchdowns. The Miners opened the game-winning drive at their own nine-yard line with 13:32 remaining. They were 4-for-4 in third down conversions during the drive, including a third-and-goal at the Monarch 10 when Jameill Showers threw a crossing pass to Golden for a TD. On the next series, Old Dominion running back Ray Lawry was stuffed for no gain on fourth and one at his own 34-yard line. UTEP took possession and took advantage of the short field. On second and eight, Showers found Golden for a 32-yard score and a 42-28 lead. Showers completed 17-of-26 passes for 152 yards. The teams combined for 843 yards (486 UTEP, 357 ODU).
Betting Line: Old Dominion -6.5. Over/Under: 56.5
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