Jameill ShowersFootball Jameill Showers established career-highs for passing attempts (43), completions (26), yardage (365), and passing touchdowns (five) in a shootout loss at Colorado State. He is the first UTEP player to throw for 300 yards since Nick Lamaison did so versus NM State a year ago, and the first to throw for five TDs since Trevor Vittatoe against NM State in 2010. The last UTEP quarterback to throw for as many yards in a game was Lamaison versus Stony Brook in 2011 (365), and the last to do so versus an FBS opponent was Vittatoe in the `09 season finale versus Marshall (school-record 517).Showers is one of nine UTEP quarterbacks to throw for five TDs in a game. The others are Brooks Dawson, Sammy Garza, Howard Gasser, Bob Laraba, Jordan Palmer, John Rayborn, Billy Stevens and Vittatoe.
Xitlali HerreraVolleyball Xitlali Herrera has proven to be a force to be reckoned with on the court, as she led UTEP's attack in its first two conference games. Herrera earned her fourth double digit game of the season as she hammered out 18 kills with only four errors against Louisiana Tech, securing a .368 hitting percentage while posting 17 digs. The veteran kept her performance consistent as she posted 14 kills against Tulane and nine digs. Overall, the senior delivered 32 kills, 26 digs, six blocks and six assists this weekend for the Miners displaying her versatility on the court. This past week Herrera ranked fifth in Conference USA in kills and points. The middle blocker was also ranked 29th nationally in points and 31st in kills. UTEP is now 1-1 in conference play and 7-6 overall.