EL PASO - Bob Stull says he will not know for sure about a UTEP bowl game until after the Conference USA championship game between SMU and Central Florida this weekend.
NewsChannel 9 Sports Director Fred Albers reports that if Central Florida wins, SMU would likely go to the Armed Forces Bowl in Dallas and UTEP would play in the New Orleans Bowl on December 18th. That is the most likely scenario but if SMU would upset Central Florida, the Mustangs would play in the Liberty Bowl and UTEP could slide into Dallas on December 30th.
There is another scenario that could play out involving the Sun Bowl. If the PAC10 does not qualify a team for the Sun Bowl and if the Sun Bowl Selection Committee only has the option of taking a 6-6 team like Toledo or Louisville or Temple, there is the possibility the Sun Bowl could issue an invitation to the Miners.
The UTEP football team will resume practice tomorrow, not knowing where it is headed or who it is going to play until Saturday night at the earliest.