Based on the statistics, it looks like the junior Perry has the edge. He's completed 42-of-78 passes for 599 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Brown, a redshirt freshman, has completed 25-of-39 passes for 225 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. McGee said he won't need to retool the offense depending upon which player starts.
"The only time you have to do different things is when one quarterback is a passer, and the other is a runner," he said. "Then you have to change your offense. These two guys are about the same. They throw it well. They run it just good enough to hurt you. It's pretty much the same thing."
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THE UTEP football team is 1-3, but Coach Mike Price feels like the Miners could be 4-0.
"If I had said that to you a month ago, you would've said, 'Who are you kidding?' But the way we've played, we certainly had opportunities in those three games," he said.
All three losses were by double digits, but the Miners allowed two fourth-quarter touchdowns to Oklahoma, couldn't convert on two second-quarter scoring opportunities to pull closer to Ole Miss and, last week, trailed Wisconsin by just four in the fourth quarter before allowing two late touchdowns.
"We have the confidence," Price said. "We just have to keep the focus for 60 minutes. We probably haven't done that. The lack of focus is probably the most frustrating thing for me in the Wisconsin game ... the lack of focus in key situations."
UTEP lost senior safety Richard Spencer, the Miners' leading tackler, to a season-ending ACL injury. Price said UTEP might petition the NCAA for another year of eligibility.
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