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USF's B.J. Daniels, left, has thrown for 741 yards in the past two games, including 355 in the first half against Florida A&M last week. … UTEP's Ian Campbell is averaging 46.4 yards per punt, eighth in the Division I-A rankings. … The Bulls have a quick turnaround, with their Big East opener Thursday night at Pittsburgh.
No. 18 USF vs. Texas-El Paso, 7 p.m., 970-AM, video on ESPN3.com
Lots to overcome for the Miners (2-1). They have lost 25 in a row to ranked opponents on the road, and they're 0-20 vs. BCS conference teams since the BCS was founded in 1998. They're 0-15-1 in the Eastern time zone, with the tie coming against West Virginia in 1949. … For a little more perspective, UTEP needed overtime to win its opener against Division I-AA Stony Brook. USF (3-0) opened with Stony Brook last season, winning 59-14.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer