There was a lot of optimism for UTEP heading into the season, coming off a bowl appearance last season. After an 0-2 start and more importantly the loss of Aaron Jones for the season, what are UTEP fans thinking right now?
The main thing fans are thinking right now is DO NOT lose to NMSU.
Most could be halfway off the ledge after the past two weeks, and the news this week, but the fact is UTEP was expected to start 0-2 after two tough P5 opponents on the road, although losing Aaron Jones was not part of that plan.
A loss to NMSU and I don’t know if I will visit a UTEP message board until the middle of basketball season, things could get ugly in El Paso if that happens. UTEP has two chances to prove they can still compete in the C-USA West before C-USA play starts, and I hope most fans haven't gave up on the season yet.
With Jones out, who needs to step up for UTEP not just on Saturday but for the rest of the season?
This is sort of thinking outside of the box, but the offensive line and the entire defense has to step up without Jones.
UTEP will go with a running back by committee approach, and the offensive line which is already a strong point for UTEP has to continue its positive growth not only in the run game, but in pass protection as well.
The defense needs to shore up their woes in the secondary, as right now the defense is UTEP’s biggest concern going forward. Just like last year, UTEP’s defense has to be able to win a game or two in C-USA play.
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