(1-3, 0-1 American)
(1-3, 1-0 C-USA)
8:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008
Sun Bowl, EL PASO, TX
Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 263 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: V. Frazier (UTEP) - 4 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: K. Adams (UTEP) - 4 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD
EL PASO, Texas -- Trevor Vittatoe threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns to lead Texas-El Paso to a 58-13 win over Central Florida on Saturday night, halting a streak of nine consecutive losses.
Jose Martinez kicked a 64-yard field goal for the Miners (1-3, 1-0 Conference USA).
Cornelius Brown, who had two interceptions and blocked a punt, led the UTEP defense as it forced UCF (1-3, 0-1) into six turnovers, including two fumbles recovered for touchdowns.
Vittatoe's second-quarter scoring pass to Jamar Hunt gave UTEP a 17-point lead, and Martinez' 64-yarder gave the Miners a 27-7 lead at halftime.
Rob Calabrese, making his first start for UCF, threw for 167 yards and a touchdown.