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In week 5 the UTEP Miners head to Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas to face the 25th ranked Kansas State Wildcats Saturday. The Miners are 2-1 SU and 3-0 ATS. The Wildcats are 2-1 SU and 1-2 ATS.

UTEP is coming off a win 42-24 against New Mexico State. Quarterback Jameill Showers who has 358 passing yards and 2 touchdowns leads the offense this season.  Aaron Jones leads the rushing game with 549 yards, 7 touchdowns and a 8.0 yards per carry average. Jarrad Shaw leads of the wide receivers with 142 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Miners defense allows 26 points per game and 468 yards per game so far this season.

Kansas State is coming off a loss of 20-14 to the 5th ranked Auburn Tigers last week. Quarterback Jake Waters who has 707 passing yards and 2 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Jake Waters also leads the rushing game with 168 yards and 4 touchdowns but is closely trailed by Charles Jones who has 160 yards and 5 touchdowns. Tyler Lockett leads the wide receivers with 190 yards and 1 touchdown.

Kansas State’s defense allows 21.3 points per game and 324 yards per game so far this season.

Keys to UTEP win

UTEP has to shut down dual threat quarterback Jake Waters and to do that they will have to bring a lot of pressure. In addition, RB Aaron Jones will have to play an outstanding game.

Keys to Kansas State win

Kansas State will need to use dual threat quarterback Jake Waters and try to confuse UTEP. In addition, Charles Jones needs to be a bit more involved in the backfield to help out his quarterback.

Injuries

UTEP – Eric Tomlinson, Jeremiah Laufasa, Ishmael Harrison, Kelvin Fisher, Kyle Brown

Kansas State – No Injuries

Favorite

Kansas State -26

Conclusion

Kansas State will have a pretty easy win Saturday. However, they will need Jake Waters to continue playing a solid game.

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