Kick returner Autrey Golden, running back Aaron Jones and offensive lineman Jerel Watkins were announced to the All-Conference USA second team Tuesday, as selected by the league’s 13 head football coaches.
The UTEP football team is headed to the ninth annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl. The Miners (7-5, 5-3 C-USA) will face Utah State (9-4, 6-2 MWC) on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 12:20 p.m. at University Stadium in Albuquerque.
UTEP (4-3) faces an unbeaten team for the fourth time in five games when it hosts Incarnate Word (5-0) on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Don Haskins Center.
It marks the first meeting between the Miners and the Cardinals.
Senior Remi Barry scored a game-high 15 points and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe as New Mexico State topped UTEP 71-64 in the latest version of the Battle of I-10 Saturday evening at a raucous Pan American Center.
UTEP junior Irene Gari scored a career-high 25 points while Cameasha Turner (18 points) and Lulu McKinney (career-high 13 points) also reached double figures but visiting Houston Baptist spoiled the occasion with an 87-77 conquest at the Don Ha