2007 UTEP Miners Football Team
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2007 UTEP Miners Football Team
2007 UTEP Miners football
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest
2007 record4–8 (2–6 C-USA)
Head coachMike Price (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorEric Price (4th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTim Hundley (4th season)
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumSun Bowl Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
← 2006
2008 →
2007 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
UCF x$   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         8 5  
Memphis   6 2         7 6  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   3 5         3 9  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
West Division
Tulsa xy   6 2         10 4  
Houston x   6 2         8 5  
Tulane   3 5         4 8  
Rice   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   2 6         4 8  
SMU   0 8         1 11  
Championship: UCF 44, Tulsa 25
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 UTEP Miners football team represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Mike Price. The Miners played their home games at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18:00 PMNew Mexico*CSTVW 10-643,326
September 85:00 PMat Texas Tech*L 31-4552,403
September 158:00 PMat New Mexico State*ESPN360L 24-2930,343
September 227:05 PMTexas Southern*
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
W 52-1235,336
September 292:30 PMat SMUCSTVW 48-45 OT16,464
October 67:05 PMTulsa
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
W 48-4735,676
October 137:05 PMEast Carolinadagger
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
MASNL 42-45 OT41,365
October 277:05 PMHouston
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
L 31-3435,116
November 31:00 PMat RiceL 48-5612,313
November 105:00 PMat TulaneL 19-3415,479
November 175:30 PMSouthern Miss
  • Sun Bowl Stadium
  • El Paso, Texas
CSTVL 30-5628,592
November 2412:00 PMat Central FloridaL 20-3641,967

Game summaries

New Mexico

1 2 3 4 Total
New Mexico 0 3 0 3 6
UTEP 3 0 0 7 10

Texas Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 21 7 3 0 31
Texas Tech 7 10 14 14 45

Texas Tech defeated the University of Texas at El Paso, 45-31. Texas Tech got on the scoreboard first when Kobey Lewis rushed up the middle for a one-yard touchdown with Alex Trlica making the point after.

UTEP answered with an eight-yard pass from Trevor Vittatoe to Jeff Moturi for a touchdown. The Miners successfully made the PAT to tie the game. The next score also came from UTEP, giving them the lead on a 41-yard-pass from Vittatoe to Joe West, followed by a point after. UTEP scored a third time before the end of the first quarter. UTEP running back Marcus Thomas, who sat out the previous game because of a suspension, scored on a one-yard-run. Another successfully PAT followed. This gave the Miners a 21-7 lead going into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, the Red Raiders scored first on a pass from Graham Harrell to Michael Crabtree. The Miner's Thomas made another touchdown, bringing the score to 28-14, UTEP, after the successful PAT. Texas Tech scored a field goal as the first half wound to a close.

In the third quarter, the Red Raiders scored twice. First on a nine-yard touchdown pass from Harrell to Crabtree. Then Harrell threw for another touchdown. Both scores were followed by successful extra points by Alex Trlica. The Miners added three points with a field goal, closing out the quarter with a 31-point tie.

Texas Tech defense held UTEP scoreless in the game's final quarter while the offense added 14. Harrell passed to Grant Walker down the middle for an eight-yard touchdown. The successful PAT made it Texas Tech 38, UTEP 31. On the final score, running back Shannon Woods rushed up the middle for a two-yard-touchdown. Texas Tech made the PAT to close the game out with a 45-31 lead.[1]

New Mexico State

1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 7 7 3 7 24
New Mexico State 6 3 7 13 29

Texas Southern

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Southern 0 0 6 6 12
UTEP 24 14 7 7 52

SMU

1 2 3 4OT Total
UTEP 0 14 14 146 48
SMU 7 21 7 73 45

Tulsa

1 2 3 4 Total
Tulsa 7 16 7 17 47
UTEP 14 7 7 20 48

East Carolina

1 2 3 4OT Total
East Carolina 18 8 14 76 53
UTEP 7 12 6 143 42

Houston

1 2 3 4 Total
Houston 7 10 3 14 34
UTEP 3 14 7 7 31

Rice

1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 3 17 22 6 48
Rice 14 7 7 28 56

Tulane

1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 0 10 3 6 19
Tulane 10 7 7 10 34

Southern Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
Southern Miss 7 7 21 21 56
UTEP 7 3 13 7 30

Central Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 0 10 7 3 20
UCF 0 16 6 14 36

Roster

References

  1. ^ "KCBD - NewsChannel 11 / Lubbock, TX: Red Raiders Win Home Opener, 45-31 Against UTEP". Archived from the original on 2011-07-13. Retrieved .

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