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NCAA Game Summary - Marshall at Texas-El Paso



(Saturday, November 28th)

Final Score: Texas-El Paso 52, Marshall 21

El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - Trevor Vittatoe threw for a school-record 517 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Texas-El Paso Miners to a 52-21 victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd in a Conference-USA tilt at the Sun Bowl.

The previous record was held by Bill Craigo, who threw for 507 yards against Colorado State back in 1970.

Jeff Moturi hauled in seven receptions for 179 yards and one touchdown for UTEP (4-8, 3-5 C-USA), while Kris Adams finished with 97 yards and one score on five catches.

Brian Anderson led the way for Marshall (6-6, 4-4), throwing for 347 yards and three touchdowns. Antavious Wilson caught one of those touchdown passes and finished the game with 153 yards on nine receptions.

The Miners opened the scoring early in the first quarter when James Thomas found the end zone on a four-yard run. However, Logan Barrett's extra point was blocked, leaving the score at 6-0.

The Miners pushed their lead to 13-0 late in the opening frame when Donald Buckram scampered into the end zone on a 12-yard run.

The Thundering Herd finally found the scoreboard early in the second stanza when Anderson hit Aaron Dobson with a 34-yard scoring strike.

UTEP responded however, as Vittatoe connected with Tufick Shadrawy for a 23- yard touchdown pass.

Marshall cut its deficit to six points late in the first half when Anderson and Chuck Walker connected for a nine-yard touchdown toss.

UTEP extended its lead early in the third quarter with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Vittatoe to Adams, which was followed by a two-point conversion run by Vittatoe.

Midway through the frame Anderson connected with Wilson for a 50-yard touchdown pass.

The Miners dominated the rest of the quarter however, as Vittatoe found Jonny Moore for a two-yard touchdown pass, and then connected with Donavon Kemp for a 13-yard scoring strike.

Less than two minutes into the final quarter Vittatoe connected with Moturi for an 80-yard touchdown pass.

The final points of the game came off the foot of Barrett, who nailed a 28- yard field goal, pushing UTEP's lead to 52-21.

11/28 19:20:13 ET


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