The Miners (1-9, 1-5 C-USA) have an opportunity to send off the 2018-19 season on a high note with two winnable games in their final two weeks, where they take on Western Kentucky (1-9, 0-6 C-USA) this Saturday, Nov. 17, and hosting Southern Mississippi next Saturday, Nov. 24.
Middle Tennessee senior quarterback Brent Stockstill put up 352 passing yards and threw four touchdowns against a strong UTEP pass defense, as the Blue Raiders rolled over the Miners, 48-32, on Saturday afternoon.
Despite a late spirited comeback by the Rice Owls (1-8, 0-6 C-USA), the Miners (1-8, 1-4 C-USA) held onto their early 34-3 lead to take the eventual 34-26 victory over Rice, thus snapping the longest active losing streak in FBS.
UTEP drops their 19th straight in an oh-so-close fashion. And if I told you junior transfer quarterback Brandon Jones—UTEP's third string quarterback—would be at the helm for the Miners on their final drive, you would probably say I was crazy...