Game Day Glance: UTEP at Arizona

The season finally kicks off with the UTEP Miners in town. The WAC school has hopes of upending the Cats. We take a final look at the game including projected starting lineups, key performers and a look at radio broadcasts.

ARIZONA (0-0) VS. UTEP (0-0)

Tucson, AZ -  Arizona Stadium 

August 30, 2003 - 7:00 PM MST

Television: None

Radio: KNST 790 Tucson; KKNT-Phoenix; KVNA-Flagstaff; KIKO-Globe; KZUA-Holbrook; KLAV-Las Vegas; KWRQ-Safford; KTAN-Sierra Vista; KNOT-Prescott; KBLU-Yuma; KTOX-Needles; KVSL-Show Low;

STARTING LINEUPS

UTEP OFFENSE

ARIZONA OFFENSE

SE

80

Chris Frances (6-2, 190, So)

OLB

51

Copeland Bryan (6-4, 242 SO)

LT

77

Trey Darilek (6-6, 305, SR)

DE

94

Paul Phillip (6-3, 290 FR)

LG

64

Ben Graniello (6-3, 290, JR)

NT

90

Carl Tuitavuki (6-3, 325, SR)

C

52

Chris Kerr (6-4, 280, SR)

DE

92

Carlos Williams (6-4, 298 JR)

RG

53

Robert Clayton (6-4, 300, SR)

OLB

55

Marcus Smith (6-6, 235, SO)

RT

75

Robert Espinosa (6-4, 295, JR)

ILB

42

Joe Siofele (6-2, 245, SR)

TE

83

Jonas Crafts (6-4, 250, JR)

ILB

44

Pat Howard (5-11, 228, JR)

QB

13

Orlando Cruz (6-0, 210, SO)

CB

9

Gary Love (5-9, 175, SR)

TB

4

Howard Jackson (5-10, 160, JR)

CB

8

Michael Jolivette (5-9, 180, SR)

FB

5

Rovann Cleveland (6-0, 240, SR)

FS

6

Darrell Brooks (6-1, 202, SO)

FL

35

Dirk Dillard (6-1, 195, JR)

or

33

Clay Hardt (6-1, 199, SR)

SS

19

Lamon Means (6-3, 196, SO)

UTEP DEFENSE

ARIZONA STARTERS

DE

92

Ibok Ibok (6-5, 245, JR)

WR

18

Lance Relford (6-0, 197, SR)

DT

57

Dan Kerr (6-4, 275, SR)

LT

59

Chris Johnson (6-3, 323, JR)

DT

70

Chris Mineo (6-2, 275, SO)

LG

75

Reggie Sampay (6-3, 298, SR)

DE

96

Brandon Johnson (6-3, 230, SO)

C

67

Keoki Fraser (6-3, 301, JR)

SS

14

Mark Dowdy (5-11, 190, JR)

RG

66

Kili Lefotu (6-5, 298, SO)

LB

45

Godwin Akinduro (6-4, 220, JR)

RT

68

Brandon Phillips (6-8, 320, SR)

LB

40

Thomas Howard (6-3, 225, SO)

TE

87

Steve Fleming (6-6, 260, JR)

CB

2

Aaron Francis (5-8, 175, FR)

WR

82

Biren Ealy (6-2, 175, SO)

RV

11

Tim Woodard (5-11, 190, SR)

QB

15

Ryan O'Hara (6-6, 198, FR)

FS

18

Marshall Sanford (6-1, 195, SO)

or

7

Nic Costa (5-11, 211, SO)

CB

6

Jahmal Fenner (5-8, 180, JR)

HB

11

Mike Bell (6-0, 210, FR)

FB

36

Gilbert Harris (6-2, 222, SO)

UTEP OFFENSIVE PLAYER TO WATCH: QB ORLANDO CRUZ. If Cruz does not play well expect RS Frosh Jordan Palmer to get the call.

UTEP DEFENSIVE PLAYER TO WATCH: ROV TIM WOODARD. Woodard can hit and is the defense's best player. He could amass over 10 tackles.

ARIZONA OFFENSIVE PLAYER TO WATCH: RB CLARENCE FARMER. Is Farmer healthy? Is he out of the doghouse. Even if Mike Bell plays well, the Cats will need Farmer.

ARIZONA DEFENSIVE PLAYER TO WATCH: ILB PAT HOWARD. Howard is nursing a bum shoulder and will be limited. His back-up is out and the Cats will either go with a RS frosh or a JC transfer as his back-up.

KEY QUESTION FOR UTEP: Can they pressure the Wildcats young QB's?

KEY QUESTION FOR ARIZONA: Can the Wildcats run the ball effectively?

KEY INJURIES FOR ARIZONA: John Parada (Out-knee), Tanner Bell (Doubtful-knee), Kirk Johnson (Doubtful-knee)

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