The UTEP Miners (1-3) take on the UNLV Rebels (2-1) at the Sun Bowl on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
The matchup is on ESPN+, if you’re looking for how to watch.
When is UTEP vs. UNLV and when does it start?
This matchup between the Miners and Rebels will happen on Saturday, September 23, 2023. You should expect the kickoff at 9:00 PM ET.
Where to watch UTEP vs. UNLV
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN+.
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UTEP vs. UNLV Game Preview
UTEP Stats & Insights
The Miners head into the matchup after losing 31-10 to the Arizona Wildcats in their last outing on September 16.
From an offensive standpoint, UTEP ranks 86th in the FBS with 359.5 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 91st in total defense (379.5 yards allowed per contest).
The Miners are putting up 200.0 passing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 96th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 56th, surrendering 204.8 passing yards per game.
From an offensive standpoint, UTEP ranks 67th in the FBS with 159.5 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 107th in rushing yards allowed per contest (174.8).
The Miners have been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking eighth-worst with 14.8 points per game. Defensively, they are ranked 80th in the FBS (25.0 points allowed per game).
UNLV Stats & Insights
The Miners enter the matchup after losing 31-10 to the Arizona Wildcats in their last outing on September 16.
UNLV ranks 94th in total yards per game (347.0), but it has been less productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 17th-worst in the FBS with 440.3 total yards surrendered per contest.
The Rebels have been struggling to stop the pass, ranking 14th-worst with 293.3 passing yards allowed per game. They have been more productive offensively, posting 190.0 passing yards per contest (106th-ranked).
With 157.0 rushing yards per game on offense, UNLV ranks 68th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 84th, giving up 147.0 rushing yards per contest.
The Rebels are posting 30.3 points per game on offense this season (65th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 28.7 points per game (96th-ranked) on defense.
UTEP Key Players to Watch
Gavin Hardison has thrown for 722 yards (180.5 ypg) to lead UTEP, completing 60.2% of his passes and recording four touchdown passes and four interceptions this season.
Deion Hankins has carried the ball 55 times for a team-high 289 yards (72.3 per game), with one touchdown this year.
This season Torrance Burgess Jr. has taken 37 carries for 199 yards (49.8 per game) and one touchdown, while also catching five passes for 87 yards (21.8 per game).
Tyrin Smith’s 191 receiving yards (47.8 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 19 receptions and one touchdown.
Kelly Akharaiyi has totaled 161 receiving yards (53.7 yards per game) and one touchdown, reeling in 10 passes this year.
Jeremiah Ballard’s 10 grabs are good enough for 158 yards (39.5 ypg).
UNLV Key Players to Watch
Jayden Maiava has 369 passing yards (123.0 ypg) to lead UNLV, completing 60.9% of his passes and tossing one touchdown pass and one interception this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 55 rushing yards (18.3 ypg) on 11 carries with one rushing touchdown.
The team’s top rusher, Vincent Davis, has carried the ball 14 times for 114 yards (38.0 per game), with one touchdown this year.
This season Jai’Den Thomas has collected 111 yards (37.0 per game) on 26 carries with three touchdowns.
Ricky White’s team-high 201 receiving yards (67.0 yards per game) have come on 16 receptions.
Jacob De Jesus has put up a 158-yard season so far (52.7 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown, hauling in 12 passes.
Senika McKie’s seven catches have netted him 55 yards (18.3 ypg).