Five Facts About UTEP Ahead of The 2016 C-USA Season

The Miners will kick off their C-USA campaign against New Mexico State University this Saturday.

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By Des Norris and Jeremy St Louis (@jrstlouis)

First The Bad News

Since 2000 UTEP has recorded a 0.38 win percentage (64-105). 2015 was a particularly poor year with the team only making 3.8 points count per scoring opportunity.

The El Paso defense could only keep passer rating below 130 on three occasions and contrived to give up 13 pass TDs over final seven games. 

The Good News

The Miners going for eighth straight I-10 rivalry win against New Mexico - UTEP is 56-35-2 and has only lost three times against New Mexico since 2000.  

Aaron Jones

When he went down in 2015, the RB was averaging 6.9 ypc. Will he be able to pick up where he left off in 2016. 

Doppelgangers

Has anyone ever seen Sean Kugler and the guy in the Miners logo in the same place at the same time? Just saying...