By the Numbers: UTEP vs. K-State


504 — Total yards UTEP allowed to Texas Tech in its week two matchup

The Miners defense isn’t exactly their strong suit. Through three games, UTEP has allowed an average of 468 yards of total offense per game, including 226 passing yards and 242 rushing yards per contest. The Red Raiders used a balanced attack in week two en route to their 30-26 victory, and K-State fans should expect to see much of the same under head coach Bill Snyder.

9 — Number of K-State receivers who have recorded receptions through three games

To some, it’s the Waters and Lockett show, but the fact of the matter is that K-State is making the most of a large talent pool at the wide receiver position. Senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett is leading the way with 13 receptions for 190 yards and one touchdown, but fellow senior wide receiver Curry Sexton proved against Auburn that he can be a big target. With seven other players vying for receptions, expect senior quarterback Jake Waters to make the most of his opportunities.

40 — K-State’s total rushing yards against Auburn

DeMarcus Robinson and Charles Jones were held in check last week against Auburn. The senior-sophomore duo rushed for just 47 yards on 19 attempts, while senior quarterback Jake Waters lost seven yards on 11 carries of his own. That’s the worst rushing total for a Snyder-coached team dating back to November of last year when John Hubert and the Wildcats were only able to gain 24 yards against Oklahoma. Ironically, K-State lost that game as well, 41-31.

1 — Total number of UTEP turnovers through three games

Despite a dismal defensive stat column, UTEP is 2-1 entering Saturday’s road battle with the Wildcats. Through three games, they have just one turnover and are averaging a mere four penalties a game. On the flip side, the Miners have forced six turnovers and their opponents are averaging almost six penalties a game for 44 yards.

38 — K-State’s points per game total following a home loss in 2013

The Wildcats aren’t used to losing at home, but it’s not unfamiliar territory. After three losses at home last season, K-State responded by putting up 30 points or better in three wins, including 48 points against Louisiana Lafayette in week two.