The momentum was in favor of UTEP all game long in the game against the New Mexico State Aggies. The Aggies had no answers for the minors areal attack lead by quarterback Gavin Hardison.
Hardison had an impressive first outing for the minors completing 11 out of 16 of his passes and throwing for over 249 yards with 1 touchdown and only 1 interception on the night.
Player of the Game
The Offensive Player of the game for the minors had to have been wide receiver Jacob Cowing. Cowing looked like an elite receiver out there on the field and was able to rack up 5 receptions for 158 yards receiving and 1 touchdown on the night for the minors.
In the blink of an eye Cowing could be by a defender and be running down the field for six. He’s that fast. Cowing has quick feet at the LOS and is smooth like butter in his routes. This receiver could be a special one for the minors all season long.
The running game for UTEP was able to spread the wealth between a three headed running attack verses the Aggies in running backs, Ronald Awatt with 74 yards rushing and 1 touchdown, Quadraiz Wadley, accounted for 52 yards rushing and Deion Hankins 50 yards and 1 touchdown as well. Each totaling 175 yards of rushing yards on the ground and 2 TDs on the night.
Defensive Player of the Game
The defensive player of the game goes to Dy’Vonne Inyang who had an impressive 4 total tackles on the night with to too and 2 assist. Standing in at 6’1 one hundred-eighty pounds , Inyang has great size relative to his position.This senior defensive back should be a strong produce in both the run and passing game this season for the Minors.
Next up for UTEP is Bethune-Cookman at home and the Minors will look to keep their winning streak alive after going 1-0 this past week. The offense should look to build on their momentum into the season.