Scores

Final

UTEP 44

(3-3, 2-2 away)

Tulane 7

(2-5, 1-3 home)

3:30 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 14 17 10 344
TULN 7 0 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: N. Lamaison (UTEP) - 117 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Banyard (UTEP) - 9 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Wenrick (UTEP) - 1 REC, 66 YDS, 1 TD

UTEP 44, Tulane 7

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Texas El-Paso scored 31 points in first half, pulling away easily in route to a 44-7 victory over Tulane on Saturday.

Vernon Frazier opened the scoring for the Miners (3-3, 1-2 Conference USA) on a 15-yard run on UTEP's first drive of the game. Joe Banyard, who led UTEP with 97 yards rushing on nine carries, scored on a 72-yard run to give them an early 14-7 lead.

Four seconds into the second quarter, Leilyon Myers scored on a 3-yard run. Adrian James recovered a block punt in the end zone on Tulane's next possession and Dakota Warren added a field goal late in the second, giving UTEP a 31-7 halftime lead.

UTEP totaled 192 yards on the ground behind the combination of Frazier, Banyard and Myers.

The UTEP defense intercepted four Tulane (2-5, 1-2) passes and stopping the Green Wave on 11-of-17 third-down attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
TULN
1st Downs1616
Total Yards390365
Passing124237
Rushing266128
Penalties1-104-33
3rd Down Conversions3-126-17
4th Down Conversions3-30-2
Turnovers34
Possession29:2930:31

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lamaison6/151177.812
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ponder12/331263.803

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banyard99710.8172
Myers11514.6119
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa14694.9123
Williams33812.7017

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wenrick16666.0166
Edwards3289.3013
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shackleford35117.0029
Rush25125.5037

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPTULN
TD12:49Vernon Frazier 15 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 70
TD07:57Orleans Darkwa 7 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 77
TD07:32Joe Banyard 72 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERUTEPTULN
TD14:56Leilyon Myers 3 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 217
TD13:18Adrian James Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Dakota Warren Kick) 287
FG00:42Dakota Warren 41 Yd 317
THIRD QUARTERUTEPTULN
TD13:56Craig Wenrick 66 Yd Pass From Nick Lamaison (Dakota Warren Kick) 387
FG04:08Dakota Warren 39 Yd 417
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPTULN
FG12:43Dakota Warren 42 Yd 447