Thursday June 14th, 2012

UTEP, where crazy happens. Just ask Paydirt Pete. (ZUMAPRESS.com)

Things happen in El Paso. Things happen in El Paso. UTEP football things. Just in 2011, just in September of 2011, the Miners needed overtime to beat Stony Brook and stayed within a touchdown of a Houston Cougars squad that would finish 13-1. In 2012, they'll open the season against Oklahoma, with a 9:30 CT kickoff. And there's no reason the Miners should be favored here. No reason at all. But it's late at night, in a thin place in the world, and we call it a better-than-even chance that something goofy will happen, something to make you glad you stayed up for the whole thing. Get here fast, September.

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