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NCAA Game Summary - Texas-El Paso at Memphis

(Saturday, October 10th)

Final Score: Memphis 35, Texas-El Paso 20

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Curtis Steele ran for a whopping 240 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Memphis Tigers to a 35-20 victory over the Texas-El Paso Miners in a Conference USA showdown at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Trevor Vittatoe had an efficient day under center for Memphis (2-4, 1-2 C- USA), completing 21-of-40 passes for 319 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Jeff Moturi caught five passes for 118 yards and a score in the Tiger win.

As for UTEP (2-4, 1-1), it was paced by Will Hudgens, who completed 19-of-33 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns. Donald Buckram and Marlon McClure shared the load on the ground for the Miners, gaining 58 and 52 yards, respectively, in the losing effort.

A 38-yard field goal by Logan Barrett early in the opening period of play gave the Miners a 3-0 lead.

But the Tigers rattled off 14 unanswered points to close the quarter with a 22-yard strike from Hudgens to Marcus Rucker and a six-yard toss from Hudgens to Duke Calhoun.

The Miners added another Barrett field goal early in the second stanza, this time from 36 yards out, to cut their deficit to 14-6.

But the Tigers extended their advantage to 21-6 with a two-yard touchdown pass from Hudgens to Curtis Steele.

The Miners responded with a 56-yard toss from Vittatoe to Moturi, making the score 21-13.

After a scoreless third stanza, the Tigers got back into the end zone early in the final period of play with a 20-yard Steele run.

The Miners responded with a 21-yard pass from Vittatoe to Kris Adams, but UTEP added another Steele touchdown, this time from nine yards out, bringing the score to its final of 35-20.

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