But in a tale of two halves, Charlotte ripped out the Miners' hopes at snapping their losing streak by putting up 297 yards of offense in the second half, scoring 21 unanswered points to beat UTEP 28-21 in a come-from-behind victory.
In the second season of a complete program rebuild, Dimel made it clear that the team will preserve a number of players as redshirts this season. Per the NCAA redshirt rules, players are allowed to play in four games without losing a season of eligibility.
Going through a quick turnaround from losing to Old Dominion (50-48), who is the current No. 1 team in C-USA, the Miners will regroup and have their eyes set on Charlotte for Saturday's contest in the Don Haskins Center.