1968 UTEP Miners football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1968 record4–5–1 (3–3 WAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumSun Bowl
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wyoming $ 6 1 0 7 3 0
Arizona State 5 1 0 8 2 0
Arizona 5 1 0 8 3 0
UTEP 3 3 0 4 5 1
Utah 2 3 0 3 7 0
Colorado State * 1 4 0 2 8 0
BYU 1 5 0 2 8 0
New Mexico 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * Games against Texas Tech and Air Force counted in the conference standings.

The 1968 UTEP Miners football team was an American football team that represented the University of Texas at El Paso as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. In its fourth season under head coach Bobby Dobbs, the team compiled a 4–5–1 record (3–3 against WAC opponents), finished fourth in the conference, and outscored opponents by a total of 232 to 225.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 14UC Santa Barbara*
T 14–14
September 21New Mexico
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
W 44–15
September 28at No. 19 Arizona StateL 19–31
October 5at ArizonaL 0–25
October 12Long Beach State*
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
L 21–22
October 19New Mexico State
W 30–14
October 26at BYUProvo, UTW 31–25
November 9North Texas State*
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
L 31–3420,160[3]
November 16 No. 20 Wyoming
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
L 19–26
November 23Colorado State
  • Sun Bowl
  • El Paso, TX
W 23–19
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1968 UTEP Miners Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "2014 UTEP Media Guide" (PDF). University of Texas at El Paso. 2014. p. 177.
  3. ^ "Gattis' field goal lifts NTS over Miners". The El Paso Times. November 10, 1968. Retrieved October 31, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.