UTEP heads to the Metroplex this weekend when the Miners travel to face North Texas in a West Division matchup in Conference USA.
“North Texas has a very good offense,” head coach Dana Dimel said. “They have been good in the conference for the last three or four years and it is going to be a big test for us. It will be a challenge for us, but again, I think that in a lot of ways we are getting closer and we just have to play better defensively, eliminate the mistakes on offense, continue to be balanced with what we are doing offensively, and continue to throw the ball downfield like we did last week.”
The Miners and Mean Green last met in 2018 in a game North Texas edged UTEP, 27-24, in El Paso.
North Texas leads the all-time series, 15-8-3, over UTEP, with the Mean Green having won the last two meetings over the Miners entering Saturday’s matchup. The last time the Miners defeated North Texas was the 2016 season when UTEP won, 52-24, at the Sun Bowl.
Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. MT on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Apogee Stadium in Denton, Texas.
The game will air on NFL Network with Dave Ryan (play-by-play), Ben Leber (analysis) and Ashley Stroehlein (sideline) calling all the action on Saturday afternoon.
Fans can also tune in to the radio broadcast on ESPN 600 El Paso to hear Jon Teicher (play-by-play), Bernie Ricono (analysis) and Mando Medina (sideline).