Catbacker Commentary: A History Lesson Seth September 23, 2014 Catbacker Commentary, Features Struggling for any motivation about K-State’s upcoming game against UTEP, I decided to look at the series history between the two schools. It stunned me to see that the series is tied 1-1. I remember the Wildcats beating the Miners 40-7 back in 1999. I should since I was there. However, I have no knowledge or recollection of the 20-6 UTEP victory from 1947. We can’t be tied with the Miners! We’re a better program! In fact, here’s proof. Overall Winning Percentage: K-State .446 UTEP .409 All-time Wins: K-State 496 UTEP 380 Conference Championships: K-State 7 (counting division championships, I think) UTEP 2 Bowl games: K-State 18 UTEP 13 Bowl record: K-State .412 (7-10) UTEP .385 (5-8) Consensus All-Americans: K-State 11 UTEP 1 NFL Draft Picks: K-State 136 UTEP 89 First Round NFL Draft Picks: K-State 5 UTEP 2 Weeks in AP Poll: K-State 195 UTEP 5 The only categories the Miners can match the Wildcats are Heisman winners and National Championships (both zero). So on Saturday the tie will be broken in the series history between K-State and UTEP. I feel pretty confident that the Wildcats can take a 2-1 lead. Go Cats! Beat UTEP.