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Game Day: UTEP Miners @ #14 Texas Longhorns

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The Texas Longhorns (0-0, 0-0) kick off a 2020 season shortened by COVID-19 on Saturday night at Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium as they host Dana Dimel’s UTEP Miners (1-0, 0-0).  The Longhorns have beaten the Miners in each previous meeting (5-0) by an average of 30 points, including a 41-7 victory in their most recent meeting in 2016.

Texas returns a potent offense led by senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who has started in all 27 games for the Longhorns over the past two seasons.  The Longhorns finished 2019 ranked 14th in total offense but had challenges on the defensive side of the ball, finishing 97th in total defense.

What: #14 Texas Longhorns (0-0, 0-0 Big 12) vs. UTEP Miners (1-0, 0-0 Conference USA)
When: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Time:  7:00 PM CST
Venue: Darrell K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium
Location: Austin, Texas
Television: Longhorn Network
The Line: Texas -43

Last Meeting Between the Two Teams: Texas defeated UTEP 41-7 (September 10, 2016, Austin, TX)
All-Time Series Record: Texas leads UTEP 5-0

The Coaches

UTEP Miners

Head Coach:  Dana Dimel
Head Coaching Experience: 9th year as a head coach
Years as Head Coach at UTEP:  3
Career Record:  33-61
Career Record at Texas UTEP:  3-22

Texas Longhorns

Head Coach:  Tom Herman
Head Coaching Experience: 6th year as a head coach
Years as Head Coach at Texas:  4
Career Record:  47-19
Career Record at Texas:  25-15

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Aaron Carrara is the founder and publisher of HornSports and has covered University of Texas athletics since 2011. Aaron is a member of the Football Writer's Association of America and the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association and is a proud father to three boys.

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