It's official. The UTEP Miners football team will participate in a postseason bowl. After last week's loss to Tulsa the team's bowl hopes were out of their hands, but a little help from Texas Tech sealed the deal. Houston fell to 5-7 on the season after dropping its finale 35-20 in Lubbock, allowing UTEP to slide up to 6th in the conference standings. This solidifies a bowl berth as six teams in Conference USA are guaranteed to reach a bowl. The official bowl selection would be next Sunday, but AD Bob Stull could be informed of where UTEP will land as soon as Monday. The possibilities would likely be the New Orleans or New Mexico Bowls among others.