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UIW Falls Short In El Paso To Open 2023 Season

UIW’s defense struggled to contain the Miners’ run game, allowing over 300 yards rushing on the ground.

EL PASO — The Incarnate Word Cardinals opened a new era of football with a 28-14 loss to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Miners at the Sun Bowl on Saturday night.

The Story: After a record-setting 2022 season, the Cardinals opened the new season on Saturday with a new head coach, quarterback, and a revamped squad.

  • Zach Calzada got the start at quarterback, finishing with 245 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
  • Calzada connected on a 34-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Porter, putting UIW up 7-0 in the first quarter.
  • Tre Siggers 17 yards on three drives to give the Cardinals a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.

Ground issues: UIW’s defense struggled to contain the Miners’ run game, allowing over 300 yards rushing on the ground.

Up next: UIW is now 0-1 on the season and will return to the field next Saturday when they face Northern Colorado State (0-1) at 3 p.m.

Stephen Anderson
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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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