2007 UTEP Miners football team

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2007 UTEP Miners football
Conference Conference USA West
2007 record 4–8 (2–6 C-USA)
Head coach Mike Price
Offensive coordinator Erick Price
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Tim Hundley
Base defense Multiple
Home stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
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
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[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:00 PM New Mexico* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX CSTV W 10–6   43,326
September 8 5:00 PM at Texas Tech* Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX L 31–45   52,403
September 15 8:00 PM at New Mexico State* Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM ESPN360 L 24–29   30,343
September 22 7:05 PM Texas Southern* Sun Bowl Stadium • El Paso, TX W 52–12   35,336
September 29 2:30 PM at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX CSTV W 48–45 OT  16,464
October 6 7:05 PM Tulsa Sun Bowl Stadium • El Paso, TX W 48–47   35,676
October 13 7:05 PM East Carolinadagger Sun Bowl Stadium • El Paso, TX MASN L 42–45 OT  41,365
October 27 7:05 PM Houston Sun Bowl Stadium • El Paso, TX L 31–34   35,116
November 3 1:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 48–56   12,313
November 10 5:00 PM at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 19–34   15,479
November 17 5:30 PM Southern Miss Sun Bowl Stadium • El Paso, TX CSTV L 30–56   28,592
November 24 12:00 PM at Central Florida Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL L 20–36   41,967
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Game notes[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

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


Texas Tech[edit]

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[edit]

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


Texas Southern[edit]

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


SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
UTEP 0 14 14 14 6 48
SMU 7 21 7 7 3 45


Tulsa[edit]

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


East Carolina[edit]

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


Houston[edit]

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


Rice[edit]

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


Tulane[edit]

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


Southern Miss[edit]

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


Central Florida[edit]

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


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