Early Look: UTEP

Early Look: UTEP

UTSA again travels west to another established program.

Here is an early week look at the UTEP Miners.

Head Coach: Sean Kugler (First Season at UTEP)
Record: 1-1
Previous Games:
- 42-35 OT Home Loss to New Mexico
- 42-21 Road Win to New Mexico St

Miners Offense:
Scheme: Split Back/I-Form
Scoring : 38.5 ppg
Rushing yards: 286.5 ypg
Passing yards: 186.0 ypg
Total yards: 472.5 ypg

Offensive Players to Watch:
- QB Jameill Showers, 6'2" 200lb JR from Texas A&M/Killeen: Has two passing touchdowns as well as two rushing touchdowns. A very capable QB.
- RB Aaron Jones, 5'10" 175lb FR from El Paso: Averaging 112.0 yards per game. Has recorded three touchdowns in two games.

Miners Defense:
Scheme: 4-2-5
Opponents Scoring: 31.5 ppg
Opponents Rushing yards: 247.0 ypg
Opponents Passing yards: 193.5 ypg
Opponents Total yards: 440.5 ypg

Defensive Players to Watch:
- DB Traun Roberson, 6'0" 190lb JR from Desoto: leads all Miners with 15 tackles
- LB Horace Miller, 6'2" 240lb SR from Louisville/Baltimore: defensive leader, has recorded 11 tackles

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