TULSA, Okla. -- David Johnson threw for 434 yards and five touchdowns to help lead Tulsa to a record-setting performance and a 77-35 blowout of Texas-El Paso.
Brennan Marion had six catches for 233 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night, setting a Conference USA record for yards per catch in a game (38.8), as Tulsa (7-0, 4-0 CUSA) strengthened its case to move into the national rankings. The Golden Hurricane hovered just outside the Associated Press poll this week.
Tulsa amassed 791 total yards, including 321 rushing.
UTEP (3-4, 3-1 CUSA) kept pace with Tulsa early and the game was tied 28-28 in the first quarter.
David Johnson connected with Marion on passes of 97 and 51 yards; Damaris Johnson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score and A.J. Whitmore caught a 24-yard strike from David Johnson, who finished 21-for-27 with one interception.
By the second quarter, Tulsa had turned up the heat, rattling Vittatoe with a variety of blitzes and holding the Miners scoreless, while the Golden Hurricane scored 28 consecutive points.
Tarrion Adams, who finished with 115 yards, scored two touchdown in the third quarter that gave Tulsa a 63-35 advantage and UTEP lost all fight after that.
Marion added a 40-yard touchdown before the quarter ended to make it 70-35.
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