Oklahoma Football: 5 Keys to Winning the UTEP Game

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Oklahoma Football: 5 Keys to Winning the UTEP Game
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The Oklahoma Sooners are set to start their season on the road for the first time since 2002 on Saturday in El Paso.

The No. 4 Sooners head to the Sun Bowl to battle the UTEP Miners to start the 2012 campaign.

OU and UTEP have played twice before in Norman, but never in El Paso. In 2000, Oklahoma started its championship season with a 55-14 victory. In 2002, OU won again, shutting UTEP out 68-0.

Historically, these programs are as big a mismatch as you will find in the FBS. Still, OU will need to execute to avoid an embarrassing loss in a season with national title hopes.

Here are seven things the Sooners will need to focus on against UTEP.

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