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Here is what Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury had to say about UTEP. The Red Raiders head to El Paso Saturday night for a showdown in the Sun Bowl.

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UTEP and Texas Tech are headed for a collision course this Saturday night in one of college football's latest played games. The nations number 5 passing offense heads down to El Paso, TX for a 11 pm ET kickoff with the Miners on Fox Sports 1. Texas Tech Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury offered a few quotes from a TTU press conference shedding some light on the matchup with UTEP and his experiences in the Sun Bowl.

Kingsbury on UTEP's defense:
Their secondary. Coach Stoker, I coached against him at A&M when he was at San Diego State. Does a really good job defensively. They play a lot of manned coverage, bring some pressures and they have a veteran secondary that will challenge our receivers.

Kingsbury on UTEP's offense and running game:
I think they do such a good job running the football. Jameil is a kid I coached with at Texas A&M, very talented athletically. He can hurt you with his arms and his legs, very accurate passer. Just watching the film from last week, they really pounded the rock against New Mexico, so obviously with what we put on film, they'll be expecting to run the ball against us.

Kingsbury on his experiences in the Sun Bowl:
When I was at the University of Houston, we played there twice. It was a tough place to play. One time we were number 12 in the country with Case, and went in there and got beaten by about 20. Then when we were top 10 in the country again, went in in 2011 and won by a touchdown. It will be a tough atmosphere. It will be rowdy that late kickoff, so we'll have our hands full.
You can read the full presser here