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UTEP already has one game under their belt with a narrow win over FCS opponent Stephen F. Austin. It was a low scoring game and the Miners were once down 14-3 in the second quarter. They then scored 21 unanswered points to secure their first win of the season, 24-14. After only having one win in 2019, UTEP matched their season win total in just one game but this was against lowly Stephen F Austin.
If an FCS team like Stephen F. Austin can attack UTEP the way they did with screens, Texas should be licking their chops. Offensive coordinator Mike Yurchich can take explosive inside receivers such as Jake Smith or Jordan Whittington, get them in one-on-one situations, and watch them fly into the endzone. And I don't see UTEP putting up more than 6 points in this game as Texas is loaded on defense, especially in the secondary so don't expect UTEP to have any success through the air. Sam Ehlinger should have plenty of time to make his throws if needed to on Saturday. The key for the Texas offense will be in the run game. If successful, Keaontay Ingram, Roschon Johnson, and Bijan Robinson are all in for big days.
Don't be afraid of the big number in this one, as this game will get ugly early. I've got Texas Longhorns winning a 54-6 type of game.