For the second time this year, UTEP is facing a defense that bases out of the 3-4 (three linemen, four linebackers) and that involves some different ways to attack.
"It's preparing for three-down linemen front," quarterback Nick Lamaison said. "At times we've done that, SMU does it, so we've got to prepare for four-down and three-down (linemen) fronts. When you do that you have to stay sharp and crisp on everything we do.
"We're not trying to overload the offense this week."