Scores

Final

Southern Miss 56

(6-5, 5-3 C-USA)

UTEP 30

(4-7, 2-5 C-USA)

7:30 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
USM 7 7 21 2156
UTEP 7 3 13 730

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 290 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Fletcher (USM) - 34 CAR, 211 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. West (UTEP) - 7 REC, 153 YDS, 1 TD

Southern Miss. 56, UTEP 30

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Damion Fletcher ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns and Southern Mississippi scored 42 second-half points in a 56-30 victory against Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.

The Golden Eagles (6-5, 5-3 Conference USA) led 14-10 at halftime and scored on the first play of the second half when Jeremy Young found receiver Gerald Baptiste wide open down the sideline for a 53-yard touchdown.

The Miners (4-7, 2-5) lost their fifth consecutive game and gave up more than 40 points for the sixth time. Marcus Thomas had 22 carries for 106 yards and two touchdowns.

Southern Mississippi had 566 total yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
UTEP
1st Downs2821
Total Yards568414
Passing205290
Rushing363124
Penalties12-11411-90
3rd Down Conversions8-156-15
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers22
Possession32:2427:36

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Young10/222059.321
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe19/422906.921

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fletcher342116.2327
Harrison11686.2221
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas221064.8230
Jackson22311.5019

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Baptiste47418.5153
Magee27437.0155
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
West715321.9177
Moturi6559.2113

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMUTEP
TD10:24Jeff Moturi 13 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 07
TD03:40Marcus Raines 1 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUSMUTEP
TD13:31Damion Fletcher 1 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 147
FG01:28Jose Martinez 38 Yd 1410
THIRD QUARTERUSMUTEP
TD14:42Gerald Baptiste 53 Yd Pass From Jeremy Young (Justin Estes Kick) 2110
TD08:36Damion Fletcher 3 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 2810
TD07:47Joe West 77 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 2817
TD05:59Torris Magee 55 Yd Pass From Jeremy Young (Justin Estes Kick) 3517
TD02:24Marcus Thomas 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3523
FOURTH QUARTERUSMUTEP
TD14:27Damion Fletcher 13 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 4223
TD12:41Tory Harrison 1 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 4923
TD09:51Marcus Thomas 7 Yd Run (Jose Martinez Kick) 4930
TD04:55Tory Harrison 2 Yd Run (Justin Estes Kick) 5630