Scores

Final

UTEP 38

(1-2, 1-0 away)

New Mexico St 12

(1-2, 0-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, September 19, 2009

Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 7 7 17 738
NMSU 0 0 0 1212

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 182 YDS

Rushing: D. Buckram (UTEP) - 14 CAR, 113 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Moturi (UTEP) - 4 REC, 54 YDS

UTEP 38, New Mexico St. 12

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Donald Buckram rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns as UTEP topped New Mexico State 38-12 on Saturday following a nearly three-hour lightning delay.

Jeff Moturi completed 15 of 32 passes for 182 yards for the Miners (1-2), who won for the 50th time in the teams' 87 meetings.

Seth Smith rushed for 100 yards on 13 carries for the Aggies (1-2).

Heavy rain and lightning swept into the area 15 minutes after kickoff, forcing both teams to retreat to the locker room while most fans left Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Play eventually resumed just under three hours later with the Miners leading 7-0. UTEP stretched its lead to 31-0 before New Mexico State scored on a 1-yard run by Marquell Colston.

Veron Frazier added two rushing touchdowns for the Miners.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
NMSU
1st Downs2114
Total Yards338284
Passing18297
Rushing156187
Penalties6-458-70
3rd Down Conversions9-144-14
4th Down Conversions0-03-6
Turnovers03
Possession29:3330:27

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe15/321825.700
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fleming6/13745.702

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buckram141138.1244
Frazier6244.0213
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith13997.6053
Colston12423.5110

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moturi45413.5029
Buckram13636.0036
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lee34013.3021
Nelson22814.0123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPNMSU
TD12:16Donald Buckram 1 Yd Run (Logan Barrett Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUTEPNMSU
TD02:01Jason Williams 2 Yd Run (Logan Barrett Kick) 140
THIRD QUARTERUTEPNMSU
FG07:00Logan Barrett 29 Yd 170
TD05:05Donald Buckram 2 Yd Run (Logan Barrett Kick) 240
TD00:54Vernon Frazier 4 Yd Run (Logan Barrett Kick) 310
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPNMSU
TD13:54Marquell Colston 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 316
TD08:07Vernon Frazier 13 Yd Run (Logan Barrett Kick) 386
TD03:14Kyle Nelson 5 Yd Pass From Trevor Walls (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3812