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NCAA Game Summary - Tulane at Texas-El Paso



(Saturday, October 11th)

Final Score: Texas-El Paso 24, Tulane 21

El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - Trevor Vittatoe threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns to lead t he Texas-El Paso Miners to a 24-21 victory over the Tulane Green Wave in Conference USA action.

Donald Buckram ran for 107 yards for Texas-El Paso (3-3, 3-0 C-USA), which remained perfect in league play.

Andre Anderson racked up a career-high 255 rushing yards on 29 carries in the loss for Tulane (2-4, 1-1).

The Miners held the Green Wave scoreless in the second half and won the game on a 68-yard touchdown pass from Vittatoe to Jeff Moturi with 4:22 remaining in the clash.

UTEP jumped out to a 7-0 advantage with 11:33 remaining in the first quarter, as Vittatoe threw a one-yard touchdown pass to Landon Goodwell.

Anderson then scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of the first quarter, a 72-yard scamper and a one-yard plunge, to give his squad a 14-7 advantage.

The Miners tied the score at 14-14 on an eight-yard touchdown pass from Vittatoe to Daniel Palmer with nine minutes remaining in the first half.

Just two-and-a-half minutes later, Anderson scored his third touchdown of the game, as he hauled in a 28-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Moore. At intermission, the Green Wave owned a 21-14 lead.

The only points of the third quarter came on a 28-yard field by UTEP's Jose Martinez which cut the Miners' deficit to 21-17.

Tulane lost the game despite rushing for 318 yards and committing zero turnovers.

10/12 01:08:46 ET


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