UTEP came out of the Southern Miss. game relatively healthy, meaning no major changes on the depth chart this week.
The only noticeable change due to injury will be at right tackle.
Chris Thomas suffered a separated shoulder on Saturday, and will be a last minute decision this week against Rice according to Sean Kugler. John De La Rosa is back in the starting fold for practice this week and is fully healthy for the first time year as Thomas took over starting duties at right tackle once De La Rosa went down.
Sean Kugler also talked about the backup quarterback situation, noting that Ryan Metz is UTEP's backup quarterback if Mack Leftwich goes out for any reason.
UTEP will host Rice Friday night in the Sun Bowl with a 6 p.m. kickoff.
Please note that due to Friday being a regular class day, there will be no inner campus tailgating for this game. Outer campus lots will open for parking and tailgating at 4 p.m. on Friday.
RV lots will open at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
UTEP is offering a buy one ticket, get one free deal for Friday's game, with ticket prices start at just $10.