The UTEP Miners formally introduced Scotty Walden as the schools 27th head football coach at a press conference at the Larry Durham Center on Wednesday afternoon.
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EL PASO, Texas – Scotty Walden, native Texan and one of the most dynamic young head coaches in the country, was named UTEP Football’s 27th head coach on Monday.
UTEP Miners Athletic Director Jim Senter announced on Sunday afternoon that Dana Dimel will not be returning as the Miners football coach for the 2024 season.
The UTEP Miners came into Saturday afternoon’s matchup only playing for pride and the chance to spoil 22nd ranked Liberty’s undefeated season in-front of just over 10,000 of the Miner faithful on Senior Day. Instead the Flames’ Triple option orchestrated by talented quarterback Kaidon Slater would prove too much for the Miner defense torching UTEP
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Cade McConnell threw for a career-high 364 yards and Kelly Akharaiyi added 138 in the air, including an 80-yard touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as Nicholas Vattiato amassed 334 yards of total offense to lead Middle Tennessee past UTEP, 34-30, on Saturday afternoon in Floyd Stadium.
For a big part of the second half the UTEP seemed to be destined to be the answer to a Sam Houston State trivia question “Who did the Bearcats defeat to get their first FBS Victory?”; somehow, someway, the Miner Offense found a spark, while the Defense tightened up and Freshman Kicker Buzz Flabiano would
The 100th renewal of the Battle of I-10 had more at stake being a Conference USA Game for the first time in the modern era of the rivalry.
On a Miami Vice themed night on the campus of FIU complete with home Neon Jerseys and Lamborghini’s parked throughout the stadium the Miners spoiled the 80s themed festivities with an explosive 21 point 1st Quarter and a Sack Party on defense to end a 4 game skid.
On Saturday night at the Sun Bowl, the UNLV Running Rebels scored two touchdowns with less than three minutes left to go before halftime and that propelled them to beat UTEP Miners 45-28 as the Miners could never catch up to the Rebels.
The UTEP Miners were not able to keep pace with the UNLV Running Rebels on a breezy Saturday Night in the Sun Bowl. The Rebels ran for over 307 led by Ja’den Tomas who ran for 100 yards on 13 carries including 4 touchdowns.