This is a blog of 2's.
UTEP has 2 wins this season.
There are 2 big surprises on the team. Quarterback Nick Lamaison is the real deal, a winner on the field; and the defense is still not good despite the off-season accolades.
And many prognosticators predicted a 2-win season for the Miners.
I see 2 more wins.
And they'll come in the next 2 weeks: Saturday at 2-4 Tulane and Oct. 22 in UTEP's Homecoming game against Colorado State, now 3-2 against nobodys - and a big underdog Saturday vs. Boise State.
UTEP doesn't do 2 well (they're on a 2-digit losing streak) in Conference USA road games . Don't make 2 big a deal out of that in this game against a Tulane team on losing streak.
My bet is Lamaison's passing will lead 2TEP 2 a win.
W Southeast Louisiana 47-33
L Tulsa 31-3
W at UAB 49-10
L at Duke 48-27
L at Army 45-6
L Syracuse 37-34.
W Stony Brook 31-14 (OT)
L at SMU 28-17
W at New Mexico State 16-10
L at South Florida 52-24
L Houston 49-42
These records and scores are why the oddsmakers have (home team) Tulane a 1-point favorite.
I'm making UTEP a 2-point favorite.