With the Aggies sitting at 1-1 on the season, we look at the team's next opponent, the UTEP Miners.
UTEP has lost two games early in the season in which the team really didn't look very good - hosting both Buffalo and Kansas. This is part of the reason the Miners concern me going into this game.
I think UTEP has talent, particularly on the offensive side of the ball - a strong and mobile quarterback and good receivers should make their pass game a handful to deal with. They have also clearly played better competition than the Aggies thus far. How will they play against NMSU?
There's another way to look at things as well. Would you rather face a team coming off a poor performance or coming off a good one? The Miners will come in focused and desperate for a win. On the flip side of the coin, one would hope a rivalry such as this would provide plenty of motivation for either team, regardless of record or standing.