Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:46 PM EST
By JIM VERTUNO, AP
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas approaches its season-opening game against UTEP on Saturday just hoping the No, 14 Longhorns and Miners make it to kickoff. Several Big 12 rivals had their first games postponed because of the coronavirus. Texas is a heavy favorite and will see the game as a tune-up for the Big 12, which it hasn't won since 2009. Senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger leads Texas and is ranked second in school history in passing yards and touchdowns. UTEP's season-opening win over Stephen F. Austin matched its win totals of the last two seasons.