UTEP sophomore WR Jordan Leslie was arrested over the weekend and faces weapons and terrorist charges.
The final game for UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe started off bleak but had its shining moments. Vittatoe finished the loss to BYU with 245 yards passing and three touchdowns but also threw three passes to the wrong team.
UTEP struggled mightily at first against BYU in the New Mexico Bowl, but there was a bright spot in wide receiver Kris Adams. Adams finished the game with just three catches but they went for a staggering 153 yards and three scores.
UTEP coach Mike Price says that running back Donald Buckram (leg) will be the "most healthy he's been all year" when he lines up against BYU in the New Mexico Bowl.
Heading into the New Mexico Bowl against BYU, several UTEP players are getting healthy like Donald Buckram and Kris Adams, but one is still no better than before. Quarterback Trevor Vittatoe is still dealing with an injured ankle and head coach Mike Price says, "Nothing can happen to make it worse than it is right now. He's coming in Monday to get it operated on, it will be an extensive operation."
It's official: Trevor Vittatoe will start against Tulsa. The UTEP signal caller has missed practice lately with an injured foot but has practiced without a protective boot and head coach Mike Price says he is a go.
X-Ray's on UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe injured ankle came back negative. "I would not be surprised if he's our starting quarterback against Tulsa," coach Mike Price said on Monday.
The lone bright spot for the UTEP Miners against Arkansas was playmaking wide receiver Kris Adams who reeled in five passes for 148 yards and a touchdown.
UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe's ankle injury may be more serious than initially thought. Brett Bloomquist from the El Paso Times writes: "He may play against Tulane today with an injured ankle or he may watch from the sideline."
UTEP running back Donald Buckram's knee is doing better and better and the health of the Miners' offensive line is also improving.
UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe was back at practice Wednesday after spraining his ankle last week against UAB. "I'm walking like a champ," Vittatoe said. "It's feeling a lot better after getting a lot of treatment. (The boot and missing Tuesday practice) was more precautionary. I'm getting a lot of treatment and I'm on the right track for getting back on the field and back with the team"
UAB does not have a stifling defense but they looked pretty good as they held Trevor Vittatoe to just 169 yards passing as well as intercepting him three times. Tailback Donald Buckram was muted as he gained just 38 yards on 11 carries.
Brett Bloomquist at the El Paso Times writes UTEP running back Donald Buckram "looks better than he has since his (knee) injury and is having a full week of practice."
As Trevor Vittatoe goes, so goes Kris Adams. Adams is the favored wide receiver for the Miners and against Rice he caught five passes for 134 yards and all three passing touchdowns.
With Donald Buckram still being nursed back to health, Trevor Vittatoe has shined and it continued against Rice. Vittatoe threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns on 19-of-32 passing.