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Crowdsourcing 2014 K-State Football: Week Five - UTEP

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I hope you all have recovered from your deep state of depression, because there is important voting to be done.

His name may only be recognizable because it's the same as that dude in your chemistry class, but chances are that kid doesn't gain eight yards every time he's handed the ball
His name may only be recognizable because it's the same as that dude in your chemistry class, but chances are that kid doesn't gain eight yards every time he's handed the ball
Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Regular Season Schedule
Date Opponent Preseason
Poll
Result Weekly Poll
Win Lose L > 7 L = 7 Tie W = 7 W > 7
8/30/14 6:10 p.m. Stephen F. Austin 408 0 W 55-16 1 2 1 4 284
9/6/14 11:00 a.m. @Iowa State 389 17 W 32-28 1 3 3 22 380
9/13/14 bye - - - - - - - -
9/18/14 6:30 p.m. Auburn 297 109 L 20-14 203 27 54 141 46
9/27/14 Texas-El Paso 192 0
10/4/14 Texas Tech 188 4
10/11/14 bye - - - - - - - -
10/18/14 @Oklahoma 81 111
10/25/14 Texas 174 5
11/1/14 Oklahoma State 170 9
11/8/14 @TCU 172 7
11/15/14 bye - - - - - - - -
11/20/14 6:00 p.m. @West Virginia 230 3
11/29/14 Kansas 232 1
12/6/14 @Baylor 129 104

I just couldn't make the correct answerers green. Even though red is my favorite color, it more accurately represents my emotions about that game. Well, very, very dark blue would be most accurate, but apparently that shade doesn't exist in SBNation's color wheel.

The answers were most likely skewed because of all of our SEC visitors last week, but most voters were overly pessimistic (or more likely optimistic) for the Auburn game. While 27 people got the correct scoring margain, "Uhhhh" was the more perfect description. So those 54 people can pat yourselves on the back and go get a well deserved ice cream. Or sherbet, if you're into that sort of thing.

Miners vs Wildcats coverage

Better news is on the horizon, however. UTEP comes to town with twice as many victories as defeats, but their two wins are over the schools of New Mexico, which for some reason have more important things to do than build football programs. Their one defeat came in the way of a four point loss to Texas Tech, but that probably says more about the Red Raiders than it does about the Miners.

It would be unwise to completely write them off, however. UTEP sports the tenth best rushing S&P and 15th best standard down S&P in the nation, and have a stud running back in Aaron Jones (549 yds, 8.0 ypc, 7 TD). If the 'Cats come out listless because of last Thursday, the MIners have every ability to help Auburn beat them twice.