Scores

Final

UTEP 35

(3-4, 3-1 C-USA)

Tulsa 77

(7-0, 4-0 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

CHAPMAN STADIUM, TULSA, OK

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 28 0 7 035
TLSA 28 21 21 777

Top Performers

Passing: D. Johnson (TLSA) - 434 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Adams (TLSA) - 15 CAR, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Marion (TLSA) - 6 REC, 233 YDS, 3 TD

Tulsa 77, UTEP 35

Associated Press

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.

UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe hit Jeff Moturi with a 6-yard pass, Kris Adams with a 22-yard strike and a 1-yarder to Jamar Hunt for a score. He finished 21 of 34 for 321 yards and four touchdowns.

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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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
TLSA
1st Downs1436
Total Yards338791
Passing306470
Rushing32321
Penalties2-205-40
3rd Down Conversions2-119-12
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers01
Possession26:2533:35

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe21/343069.040
TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson21/2743416.151

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas II13434.0134
Jackson6244.009
TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adams151147.6228
Williams8617.6134

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams512625.2136
Buckram36020.0038
TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Marion623338.8397
Shelley47218.0131

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPTLSA
TD12:26Jeff Moturi 6 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 70
TD11:37Brennan Marion 97 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 77
TD08:10Brennan Marion 51 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 714
TD07:14James Thomas Ii 34 Yd Run (Jose Martinez Kick) 1414
TD04:55A.J. Whitmore 24 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 1421
TD03:35Kris Adams 22 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 2121
TD00:03Jamar Hunt 1 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 2821
TD00:00Damaris Johnson 94 Yd Kickoff Return (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2828
SECOND QUARTERUTEPTLSA
TD11:34Jamad Williams 8 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2835
TD05:47A.J. Whitmore 5 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2842
TD02:55Slick Shelley 31 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2849
THIRD QUARTERUTEPTLSA
TD09:45Tarrion Adams 11 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 2856
TD06:43Elijah Goldtrap 9 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 3556
TD04:20Tarrion Adams 10 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 3563
TD01:29Brennan Marion 40 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 3570
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPTLSA
TD06:51Jacob Bower 6 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 3577