2014 UTEP Miners football team

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2014 UTEP Miners football
UTEP Miners wordmark.svg
Conference Conference USA
Division West Division
2014 record 7–6 (5–3 C-USA)
Head coach Sean Kugler (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Patrick Higgins (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Scott Stoker (2nd season)
Home stadium Sun Bowl Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 23 Marshall x$   7 1         13 1  
Middle Tennessee   5 3         6 6  
WKU   4 4         8 5  
UAB   4 4         6 6  
Old Dominion*   4 4         6 6  
FIU   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
West Division
Louisiana Tech x   7 1         9 5  
Rice   5 3         8 5  
UTEP   5 3         7 6  
UTSA   3 5         4 8  
North Texas   2 6         4 8  
Southern Miss   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 26, Louisiana Tech 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Ineligible for post season bowl due to transition from FCS.
As of 22:24, 20 December 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 UTEP Miners football team represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was the second year for head coach Sean Kugler both with UTEP and overall. They were a member of the West Division of Conference USA. The Miners played their home games in El Paso, Texas at the Sun Bowl Stadium. They finished the season 7–6, 5–3 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl where they lost to Utah State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM at New Mexico* University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM MWN W 31–24   25,802
September 6 9:00 PM Texas Tech* Sun BowlEl Paso, TX FS1 L 26–30   35,422
September 13 6:00 PM New Mexico State* Sun Bowl • El Paso, TX (The Battle of I-10) ASN W 42–24   32,979
September 27 10:00 AM at No. 25 Kansas State* Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS FSN L 28–58   52,899
October 4 5:00 PM at Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA FCS L 3–55   18,157
October 11 6:00 PM Old Dominiondagger Sun Bowl • El Paso, TX ASN W 42–35   25,509
October 25 5:00 PM at UTSA AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX ASN W 34–0   31,956
November 1 6:00 PM Southern Miss Sun Bowl • El Paso, TX FCS W 35–14   24,673
November 8 2:00 PM at WKU Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY L 27–35   18,472
November 15 8:00 PM North Texas Sun Bowl • El Paso, TX FS1 W 35–17   24,222
November 21 6:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX FS1 L 13–31   18,164
November 29 5:00 PM Middle Tennessee Sun Bowl • El Paso, TX ASN W 24–21   27,455
December 20 12:20 PM vs. Utah State* University Stadium • Albuquerque, NM (New Mexico Bowl) ESPN L 6–21   28,725
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.
Schedule Source:[1]
ASN games could air on KFOX or KDBC.

Game summaries[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 14 10 0 7 31
Lobos 7 0 14 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–43–3 2013 New Mexico, 42–35

Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Raiders 0 16 7 7 30
Miners 6 7 6 7 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–14 2007 Texas Tech, 45–31

New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 3 0 14 24
Miners 7 14 0 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
54–35–2 2013 UTEP, 42–21

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 0 7 21 28
Wildcats 10 21 21 6 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1999 Kansas State, 40–7

Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 3 0 0 3
Bulldogs 7 21 20 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–7–1 2013 Louisiana Tech, 38-35

Old Dominion[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Monarchs 7 0 21 7 35
Miners 7 14 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

UTSA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 14 3 10 7 34
Roadrunners 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 UTSA, 32–13

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 0 0 14 0 14
Miners 7 0 14 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2012 UTEP, 34–33

WKU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 17 3 7 0 27
Hilltoppers 7 7 7 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 0 3 14 17
Miners 14 14 7 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–14–3 2013 North Texas, 41–7

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 3 10 0 13
Owls 0 10 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–11 2013 Rice, 45–7

Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 7 0 7 21
Miners 3 7 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 Middle Tennessee, 45–17

Utah State–New Mexico Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 0 7 7 21
Miners 3 0 0 3 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1961 Utah State, 21–6

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position
Sean Kugler Head Coach
Patrick Higgins Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Scott Stoker Defensive Coordinator
Andrew Browning Defensive Line Coach
Kirk Davis Speed, Strength & Conditioning Coach
Gabe Franklin Defensive Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Cornell Jackson Running Backs Coach
Spencer Leftwich Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
Brian Natkin Tight Ends Coach/Special Team Coordinator
Nate Poss Asst. Athletic Dir. for Football Ops
Robert Rodriguez Assistant Special Team Coordinator/Nickelbacks/Saf.
Todd Whitten Wide Receivers Coach
Tyler Bailey Graduate Assistant Offense
Logan Barrett Student Assistant Operations
Aaron Becker Graduate Assistant Operations
Weston Glaser Graduate Assistant Defense
Dave Vosburgh Graduate Assistant Defense

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 UTEP Miners Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 3, 2014.