CUSA opponents meet when the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (3-7) and the UTEP Miners (3-7) square off on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium.

Middle Tennessee is putting up 392.4 yards per game on offense this year (63rd in the FBS), and is surrendering 401 yards per game (102nd) on the other side of the ball. UTEP is accumulating 361.6 total yards per game on offense this season (86th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 374.5 total yards per contest (67th-ranked).

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UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Venue: Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium

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UTEP vs. Middle Tennessee Key Statistics

UTEP Middle Tennessee
361.6 (91st) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 392.4 (67th)
374.5 (63rd) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 401 (92nd)
158.9 (65th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 125.5 (102nd)
202.7 (94th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 266.9 (35th)
13 (55th) Turnovers (Rank) 16 (89th)
7 (128th) Takeaways (Rank) 11 (101st)

UTEP Stats Leaders

  • Gavin Hardison leads UTEP with 947 yards on 73-of-129 passing with five touchdowns compared to seven interceptions this season.
  • Deion Hankins is his team's leading rusher with 139 carries for 746 yards, or 74.6 per game. He's found the end zone three times on the ground, as well.
  • Torrance Burgess Jr. has run for 615 yards across 123 carries, scoring two touchdowns. He's chipped in with 14 catches for 183 yards.
  • Kelly Akharaiyi's 786 receiving yards (78.6 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 37 receptions on 73 targets with five touchdowns.
  • Jeremiah Ballard has 30 receptions (on 56 targets) for a total of 464 yards (46.4 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Tyrin Smith has racked up 191 reciving yards (19.1 ypg) and one touchdown this season.

Middle Tennessee Stats Leaders

  • Nicholas Vattiato has thrown for 2,604 yards, completing 67.1% of his passes and collecting 20 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. He's also run for 307 yards (30.7 ypg) on 112 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Jaiden Credle has carried the ball 80 times for a team-high 389 yards on the ground and has found the end zone two times.
  • Elijah Metcalf has hauled in 49 receptions for 583 yards (58.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He's found the end zone six times as a receiver.
  • Holden Willis has hauled in 35 passes while averaging 55.2 yards per game and scoring three touchdowns.
  • Justin Olson has a total of 450 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 43 passes and scoring one touchdown.

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