College Football News Preview 2020: UTEP Miners

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College Football News Preview 2020: UTEP Miners


College Football News Preview 2020: UTEP Miners


College Football News Preview 2020: Previewing, predicting, and looking ahead to the UTEP Miners season with what you need to know.

CFN in 60 Podcast: 2020 UTEP Miners
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– What You Need To Know: Offense | Defense
Top Players | Key Players, Games, Stats
What Will Happen, Win Total Prediction
Schedule Analysis
– UTEP Previews 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

2019 Record: 1-110 overall, 0-8 in
Head Coach: Dana Dimel, 3rd year, 2-22 overall
2019 CFN Final Opinion Ranking: 128
2019 CFN Final Season Formula Ranking: 128
2019 CFN Preview Ranking: 130

NOTE: Obviously, no one knows what’s going to happen to the 2020 college football season. We’ll take a general look at where each team stands – doing it without spring ball to go by – while crossing our fingers that we’ll all have some well-deserved fun this fall. Hoping you and yours are safe and healthy.

5. College Football News Preview 2020: UTEP Miners Offense 3 Things To Know

– The offense only scored 235 points, was 116th in the nation in total yards per game, 119th in scoring O, and … it was the best showing by the attack in three years.

Baby steps.

The team could’ve really used an offseason full of practices to figure out the quarterback situation and finally settle in on one. Transfer Gavin Hardison saw time in two games last season, but he retained his sophomore status. He’s a 6-3, 205-pound passer, but he’ll have to fight off former JUCO transfer Isaiah Bravo and good-looking 6-5 mobile redshirt freshman TJ Goodwin.

CFN in 60 Video: UTEP Miners Preview

– The top two receivers return, but more options have to emerge. Jacob Cowing is the deep threat – averaging close to 18 yards per game with a team-leading 550 yards on the season – and senior Justin Garrett is back after leading the way with 40 catches.

Coming in to add a little more pop is New Mexico transfer Q Drennan, who missed most of the last two seasons but was a big play threat – averaging 21 yards per catch – when over his first two yeas with the Lobos.

Senior Quardraiz Wadley ran for a team-high 627 yards and seven scores in 2018, but he missed all of last year with a toe injury. He’s back, along with Deion Hankins, shifty senior Joshua Fields, and a slew of other backs for the rotation. The Miners will go with the hot hand behind a line that returns three starters and has the veteran options at tackle to hope for just a wee bit more production.

NEXT: College Football News Preview 2020: UTEP Miners Defense 3 Things To Know

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