By Mark S. McDonald Sr.
Editor & Undocumented Railbird
Now that superior human beings of UTEP have reestablished our rightful place as overseers of New Mexico and all its underlings, life is back to normal. New Mexico Lobos will return to custody to serve their court orders, and those cuddly Aggies will go back to washing our cars and mowing our lawns.
In case you missed it:
UTEP 20, New Mexico 13
UTEP 30, N.M. State 3
A wise old football coach once said you have to beat the people you live with. In this cancel culture, be careful about repeating this old adage in a home for battered mothers. But it absolutely applies to college basketball and football teams from El Paso ruling over those from Albuquerque and Las Cruces. Sun comes up in the morning, UTEP beats UNM and State. All is right with the world.
Throw in victories over Bethune-Cookman, the Old Dominion Truckers and, most recently, Southern Miss, and you have a 5-1 start. Find another victory among winnable games vs. North Texas, Rice and Florida Atlantic … and — at long last — the Miners will be playing meaningful games in November.
In Coach Dana Dimel’s fourth season, this UTEP team beginning to show striking resemblance to those Kansas State teams where he used to work for Bill Snyder. The Wildcats’ run-run-dink offense might have bored season ticket holders, but they competed for conference titles while slowly squeezing the life out of Big 12 foes. Cat Backers living in upstate Kansas got into the habit of saving calendar space for a bowl trip each December.
In your busy pre-Christmas schedule, got time for a bowl trip? Make the time, and I’ll see you there.