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
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
10/12 01:08:46 ET