New Mexico Takes On UTEP In Search Of Their First Win


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UTEP Miners
@ New Mexico Lobos

Saturday, Oct 2, 2010, 3:00 PM PDT
University Stadium

TV: The Mtn

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Better late then never, because this is a game that New Mexico does actually have a chance to win. The Lobos look to be going with true freshman quarterback Tarean Austin gets the nod gain this week, and if he is able to give the offense a lift then he may take over for B.R. Holbrook.  New Mexico's only real weapon on offense has been their passing game with a few solid wide receivers.  In saying that their top three have combined for 46 receptions

Running back Demond Dennis needs to try to step up and get something done respectable on the ground done. To date he has only 143 yards in four games.

UTEP has quietly had a solid year by 3-1 year, and is looking to make a bowl game for the first time since 2005. The quarterback play with Trevor Vittatoe who has eight touchdowns to two interceptions.  HIs passing yards are decent by averaging 245.5 per game. The offense overall is 39th in the nation; which means that going up against New Mexico's defense which is 118th in the nation UTEP should have no problem moving the ball.

The Miners are a well balanced team which is just another way to say that New Mexico is in real trouble tomorrow since they are not good at stopping the run or the pass. New Mexico was blown out last week by UNLV who prior to that game could hardly score until they met the Lobos.

The only thing to possible save the Lobos is that this game is a pretty big rivalry going back to the old WAC days. However, expect New Mexico to possibly score some more points, but I have no confidence that they will be able to win this game. It may be close, but UTEP should win this game.

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