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UTEP has opened as a 9.5-point favorite over Memphis. NMSU has opened as a 22.5-point underdog to Kansas.
The big victory on Saturday has Joe on Utepia drinking the Kool-Aid.
I'm sticking with the previous post. UTEP is now looking at a 7-1 start.
Joe is usually right with his predictions ... but usually he's predicting 3-win seasons. We'll have to see how this one turns out.
Miner Rush is drinking even stiffer Kool-Aid and talking about how Case Keenum's injury, and a favorable schedule, give UTEP a chance to win the C-USA West.
UTEP has the most favorable C-USA East draw because the Miners draw UAB and Marshall. Marshall has some great talent on defense but right now they probably aren't in the same class as ECU, UCF, and Southern Miss. SMU gets East Carolina. Tulsa already lost to ECU and still plays Southern Miss. Houston still has to play UCF and Southern Miss.
Here is where I'm tempted to scoff and do one of those stunts like, "If UTEP wins C-USA West, I'll streak buck-naked through Memorial Triangle to the union." But nobody wants to see that. And, you know, the Miners did look impressive Saturday. And I can't argue with the Miner Rush schedule analysis. So, what the heck, let's dream a little.