Texas vs. UTEP prediction and game preview. The Longhorns and Miners will meet at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Texas vs. UTEP Game Preview
When: Saturday, Sept. 10 – 7 p.m. ET
What To Know About Texas
There’s an old adage: “If you have two quarterbacks, you don’t have any.” Well, forget that nonsense. True freshman Shane Buechele threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns, then senior Tyrone Swoopes rushed for 53 yards and three scores, including the winner after Notre Dame kicked a field goal to start the second OT. Swoopes’ effort complemented D’Onta Foreman’s 131-yard day on the ground as the Longhorns finished with 517 total yards.
What to Know About UTEP
UTEP finished with one more yard of offense than Texas last weekend, and it did it without the benefit of multiple overtimes. The Miners beat New Mexico State 38-22 while going 11 for 17 on third down. It was a balanced effort, but the guy to watch is running back Aaron Jones. He ran 31 times for 249 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yarder in the fourth that put the game out of reach.
Offense: Texas – Both teams put up solid first efforts, but Texas’ came against a tough Notre Dame team.
Matchup To Watch
Texas vs. A potential letdown
Spread: Texas -28 1/2
Texas vs. UTEP Prediction
Texas gets another big game from Foreman and Buechele tosses three touchdowns in a blowout.