EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Joseph Doss ran for three touchdowns and Memphis, formerly winless in Conference USA this season, denied UTEP a sixth victory for bowl eligibility with a 38-19 win Saturday night.
Memphis (2-10, 1-7 Conference USA) won for the first time in nine games and earned its first road win this season.
UTEP (5-7, 2-3) led only once and finished the season losing five of its last six, costing the Miners a chance at three straight bowl seasons for the first time in school history.
Memphis quarterback Martin Hankins completed 16-of-26 passes for 218 yards. Doss rushed for 82 yards and Duke Calhoun caught five of Hankins' passes for 129 yards.