Quarterback Gavin Hardison led the Miners with 15-of-24 passing for 223 yards one touchdown and three interceptions.
Boise State: The Broncos showed just how explosive their offense can be, something they will need if they intend to take down Oklahoma State next weekend. With 12 plays going for more than 15 yards, Boise State kept UTEP on its heels all night long. For a defense that’s still coming together, the team’s success this season in big games will hinge upon its ability to strike big and often.
UTEP: After falling behind quickly Friday night, the Miners abandoned their running game, the strength of their offense. They’ll need to keep turnovers to a minimum and avoid falling behind early if coach Dana Dimel hopes to see success in conference play.
UTEP will return to action at home against New Mexico on Sept. 25.
Boise State will host Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18.
As it prepares to welcome more than 30,000 football fans into Albertsons Stadium for the second week in a row, Boise State is doing its best to convince them to follow COVID-19 protocols and recommendations from health officials.
The last time the Boise State football team played the University of Texas El Paso, Broncos head coach Andy Avalos was still suiting up as a player.
Boise State running back George Holani (24) runs with the ball during the second half the team's NCAA college football game against UTEP on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)