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2015 UTEP Miners football team

The 2015 UTEP Miners football team represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. This was the third year for head coach Sean Kugler both with UTEP and overall. They were members of the West Division of Conference USA. The Miners played their home games in El Paso, Texas at the Sun Bowl Stadium. They finished the season 5–7, 3–5 in C-USA play to finish in a three way tie for third place in the West Division.[1]

2015 UTEP Miners football
UTEP Miners wordmark.svg
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest
2015 record5–7 (3–5 C-USA)
Head coachSean Kugler (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorPatrick Higgins (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorScott Stoker (3rd season)
Home stadiumSun Bowl Stadium
(Capacity: 51,500)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 24 Western Kentucky x$   8 0         12 2  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         7 6  
Marshall   6 2         10 3  
FIU   3 5         5 7  
Old Dominion   3 5         5 7  
Florida Atlantic   3 5         3 9  
Charlotte*   0 8         2 10  
West Division
Southern Miss x   7 1         9 5  
Louisiana Tech   6 2         9 4  
UTSA   3 5         3 9  
UTEP   3 5         5 7  
Rice   3 5         5 7  
North Texas   1 7         1 11  
Championship: Western Kentucky 45, Southern Miss 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Ineligible for postseason bowl due to transition from FCS
As of January 12, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

UTEP announced their 2015 football schedule on February 2, 2015. The 2015 schedule consist of five home and seven away games in the regular season. The Miners will host CUSA foes Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Rice, and UTSA, and will travel to Florida International (FIU), North Texas, Old Dominion, and Southern Miss.[2]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 51:30 PMat No. 18 Arkansas*ESPNUL 13–4867,708
September 121:00 PMat Texas Tech*FSN
FCS Central
L 20–6954,090
September 196:00 PMat New Mexico State*Aggie Vision
ESPN3
W 50–47 OT17,210
September 266:00 PMIncarnate Word*W 27–1722,322
October 36:00 PMUTSA 
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
L 6–2525,951
October 1010:00 AMat FIUASNL 12–5213,799
October 245:00 PMFlorida Atlantic
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
ASNW 27–1722,468
October 3112:30 PMat Southern MissFCSL 13–3425,581
November 66:00 PMRice
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
CBSSNW 24–2123,031
November 1410:00 AMat Old DominionFSNL 21–3120,118
November 211:30 PMLouisiana Tech
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
FSNL 15–1722,286
November 281:30 PMat North TexasFSNW 20–178,305
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Mountain time
Schedule source:[3]

Game summariesEdit

at ArkansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 10 3 0 13
#18 Razorbacks 14 14 17 3 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2010 ARK, 59–21

at Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 7 10 0 3 20
Red Raiders 17 21 17 14 69
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–15–1 2014 TTU, 30–26

at New Mexico StateEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Miners 9 0 7 286 50
Aggies 13 3 14 143 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–35–2 2014 UTEP, 42–24

Incarnate WordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 7 7 0 17
Miners 7 3 7 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

UTSAEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 3 15 7 25
Miners 0 0 0 6 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2014 UTEP, 34–0

at FIUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 3 7 2 12
Panthers 21 21 3 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 UTEP, 33–10

Florida AtlanticEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
FAU Owls 0 17 0 0 17
Miners 7 7 7 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Southern MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 3 3 7 13
Golden Eagles 7 6 7 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2014 UTEP, 35–14

RiceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rice Owls 0 14 7 0 21
Miners 0 14 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–12 2014 RICE, 31–7

at Old DominionEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 9 6 0 6 21
Monarchs 3 14 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 UTEP, 42–35

Louisiana TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 7 7 0 17
Miners 0 10 2 3 15
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–8–1 2014 LT, 55–3

at North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 0 13 7 20
Mean Green 3 0 14 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–14–3 2014 UTEP, 35–17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UTEP Announces 2015 Football Schedule". Retrieved 2017-05-10.
  2. ^ "UTEP Announces 2015 Football Schedule" (Press release). University of Texas–El Paso Department of Athletics. February 2, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 UTEP Miners Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 16, 2015.