The UTEP Miners dominated with big plays on both offense and defense to win their first game of the season, 41-28, over New Mexico State in the Battle of I-10. Though the Aggies made a game of it in the second half with some big plays of their own, UTEP fought through in front of nearly 33,000 in the Sun Bowl.

Miners head coach Mike Price talked about the victory, as did RB Autrey Golden, WR Jordan Leslie, SS Richard Spencer, QB Nick Lamaison and MLB AJ Ropati.