UTEP at Colorado State Open Comment Thread

Anthony Salom - MinerRush.com

The UTEP Miners and the Colorado State Rams get together in Fort Collins today in a reuniting of former WAC foes. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m. MT.

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The UTEP Miners (1-2, 0-1 C-USA) head to Fort Collins this weekend, and will to try to do something they haven't done since 1987 in that town; win a football game. The Miners, who are coming off a disappointing loss to UTSA, will try to bounce back this Saturday before they face three straight conference opponents.

Colorado State leads the all-time Series 24-10, and has won the 8 of the last 10 games against the Miners. The Rams (1-3, 0-0 MWC) enter Saturday's contest off a loss to the #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. The week before they played Tulsa close but lost, and they've also lost to Colorado. Their only win is a 34-17 game against Cal-Poly.

The game will be televised on CBS Sports Network, and CSU will have an orange out, paying tribute their old name Colorado A&M where their colors used to be Orange and Green.

This game is going to be about what Miner and what Ram team comes out. Both have played very good and very poor at times, and both teams need a W to keep momentum going into conference

Should be a close game but without Jeffery 100% I don't like the Miners chances. Drives need to be finished 6 instead of 3, as Mattox hasn't been tested past 31 yards.

CSU has been solid on 3rd downs the past two games, and the Miners were their best on third downs the first two games but couldn't get it together vs UTSA.

Defensively, getting off the field on 3rd down is again huge. The Miners need to come out fast and look for turnovers, though the Rams haven't given it up much this year.

If Jeffery plays and is a factor, and if the Miners can have everything that's been said, seen and talked about so far corrected and consistently efficient, I like their chances a lot, but.....

Like always in football, the team that executes in close, competitive games wins.

Stay tuned to MinerRush for more information on this, and make sure to on Twitter for live updates and conversation during the game. And, as always don't forget to like our Facebook Page. Picks Up, and Go Miners!

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