Miners start season with rout of Aggies

The UTEP Miners rolled to a 31-0 lead by halftime Saturday, then cruised to a 34-17 win in their season-opening contest versus the New Mexico State Aggies.

Despite a late Aggies rally, the Miners held on to cover the 8-point spread in this contest. The combined score fell UNDER the high posted total (62.5).