That the UTEP Miners beat New Mexico State is no big deal. It's NMSU. Who cares? But it was a rather important win for a team that is trying to keep head coach Mike Price employed.
- The Miners have posted three straight home wins for the first time since 2007.
- UTEP’s 2-1 start is its best since opening 3-0 in 2005.
- SR QB Trevor Vittatoe now has 83 career touchdown passes, the fifth-best total in Conference USA history.
- Vittatoe becomes the first quarterback in UTEP history to throw five touchdown passes in a game four times. He also passed for five TDs versus Rice in 2007, Louisiana Lafayette in 2008 and Marshall in 2009.
- Mac Engel