El Paso, TX — UTEP (20-5, 9-3 C-USA) will look to “Pack The House” when it plays host to East Carolina (21-4, 9-3 C-USA) at 7:05 p.m. MST Saturday.
- The Miners and Pirates are tied with Southern Miss for 3rd in C-USA at 9-3 on the year.
- A UTEP win would give them tiebreakers over both the Pirates and Golden Eagles.
- It will be a “Grand Prize Giveaway Game,” with fans having the chance to win either a flat screen TV or a mini iPad.
- Get four free tickets by purchasing any Papa John’s pizza or by stopping by the Montana/Airway location of Howdy’s.
- Teachers throughout the El Paso community can call (915) 747-6065 to learn how they can receive a school packet with free tickets to the game as well.
- In midst (1-1 thus far) of playing four of final six regular-season games on the road.
THIRD-BEST IN TEXAS SINCE 06-07
- The Miners have the third-most wins among all DI programs in the state of Texas since the start of the 2006-07 season.
- Recent national champions Baylor (237-39) & Texas A&M (209-63) lead the way while UTEP (171-73, has a firm grip on third.
- Lamar (155-93-4th), Texas (149-104-5th), TCU (147-100-6th), SMU (146-97-7th), Prairie View A&M (142-108-8th), Texas Tech (136-117-9th), and UTSA (129-111-10th) and Stephen F. Austin (129-111( wrap up the top 10.
INSIDE THE SERIES
- UTEP is 3-1 in El Paso vs. ECU & 4-4 all time.
- Miners have won three straight against Pirates.
- Met annually since both teams joined C-USA