- UTEP Miners lose narrow game to Jacksonville State in their season opener and conference game
- UTEP outgains Jacksonville State in total offense and controls the clock, but falls short on key plays
- Individual performances by UTEP players, including Gavin Hardison and Kelly Akharaiyi, highlighted in the game
The UTEP Miners faced a tough loss in their season and Conference USA opener against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, with a final score of 17-14. Despite outgaining their opponents and controlling the clock, the Miners were unable to make the key plays needed to secure a victory. UTEP quarterback Gavin Hardison had a solid performance but threw a crucial interception in the final seconds, sealing the win for JSU. The Miners now look to bounce back in their upcoming game against Incarnate Word.