UTEP (1-0) christens the home portion of its 2014 schedule versus Big 12 power Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. MT.
The Miners hit the road to plays its next-to-last Conference USA road game of the season on Saturday at Houston.
The Miners take on fourth-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday in the Sun Bowl. Game time is slated for 8:30 p.m.
UTEP's running backs covered 251 yards and scored five times in the Miners' second scrimmage of the fall on Saturday in the Sun Bowl.
UTEP (5-5, 2-4 C-USA) closes out its 2011 home slate against Tulsa (7-3, 6-0 C-USA) on Saturday in the Sun Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. (mountain). The game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.
Photo Gallery by Michael Patrick Reese
Photo Gallery by Michael P. Reese
Miners 41 Aggies 28. Photos by IPA
Photos by IPA
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in all 12 games, making eight starts at the defensive end position ... only returning starting defensive lineman in 2014 ... registered 34 tackles (12s/22a) ... ranked second on defense with six tackles for loss (23 yards) ... ranked second on team with 3.5 sacks (17 yards) ... recorded two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and a fumble recovery ... established career-best 10 tackles (3s/7a), including career-highs in tackles for losses (three, 16 yards) and quarterback sacks (2.5, 16 yards) against LA Tech ... tallied two stops, 1.5 tackles for losses, a sack and a fumble recovery during a home victory over FIU ... notched four tackles and a pass breakup versus UTSA.
2012 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 10 contests ... overall made 17 tackles, with three solo stops ... contributed a career-best four tackles at Tulsa ... chipped in a sack, the first of his career, against No. 4 Oklahoma ... combined for five tackles in the final two contests of the campaign.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Listed as a three-star recruit and the no. 60 defensive end prospect in the land by Rivals.com ... also a three-star recruit by Scout.com ... regarded as the no. 6 defensive lineman in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the no. 45 player in the Metroplex by The Dallas Morning News ... first team All-Area and All-District 5-5A defense selection as a senior at South Grand Prairie HS ... exploded onto the scene in 2010 after seeing limited playing time earlier in his prep career ... collected 75 tackles, including 26 for losses, with nine sacks, eight pass break-ups and a fumble recovery during the 2010 season ... split time at defensive end and outside linebacker ... two-year varsity letterwinner filled a backup role at defensive end as a junior.
PERSONAL: Parents are Howard Harris and Trevell Robertson ... has one sister ... cousin, Carl Nicks, plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was a two-time Pro Bowler ... born in Oakland, Calif. ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.