Saturday's season opener for the Miners marks the second time in the CMP era that we have opened up against a Power 6 conference opponent. In 2004, the Miners opened up at Arizona State, a 41-9 loss. Overall Coach Price has a 5-3 mark in openers at UTEP, with two wins coming against Non-BCS opponents, two coming against NMSU and UNM, and one coming against San Diego State.
The Miners and the Sooners have squared off two times before, with the Sooners taking both games by a total score of 123-14. Both of those games though have come in Norman, OK. Oklahoma and UTEP last met on September 14th, 2002 in Norman. That game was a 68-0 loss for the Miners.