Story in Many Pics: Miners Drop Home Opener to Rice 31-14

Saturday night was UTEP’s Conference USA Opener, a home opener and a chance to show off their new helmet and uniform combination, but the Rice Owls crashed the party with a 31-14 victory.

“I don’t have a lot to say,” UTEP coach Sean Kugler said.  “We got beat soundly in all phases.  Hats off to Rice, they were the better team today, they were the more physical team today.  They ran the ball extremely well and we didn’t.  We dropped balls, we fumbled the ball, we didn’t tackle, we missed a lot of tackles in the backfield.  It was a poor effort on our part, and it starts with me.  Hats off to David Bailiff and his squad.”

Our very own Andres Acosta was there and brings your his view of the game in this ‘Story in Many Pics’

Rice Owls vs UTEP Miners, Sun Bowl Stadium, September 9th, 2017