The Sooners will travel out to the ends of west Texas on Sept. 1 to kick off the 2012 season.
UTEP finished 5-7 on the season in 2011 and was not bowl eligible.
The Miners should be a relatively easy opener for the Sooners as they start the 2012 season with high expectations yet again.
While the Sooners likely won't show too many new wrinkles in the playbook for the season opener, it will be interesting to see how Mike Stoops lines up his secondary. Everyone is interested to see how the younger Stoops' return to Norman will impact the defense overall—especially the secondary.
Will running back Dominique Whaley be healed up and ready in time for the opener?
Will the Sooners look to employ the Belldozer package from the get-go?
Will Landry Jones' offseason work with George Whitfield show any signs of improvement?
Lots of questions in Sooner nation leading up to Sept. 1.