Scores

Final

SMU 10

(1-10, 0-7 American)

UTEP 36

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

9:05 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
SMU 3 0 0 710
UTEP 10 16 10 036

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 410 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Buckram (UTEP) - 7 CAR, 45 YDS

Receiving: K. Adams (UTEP) - 5 REC, 145 YDS, 3 TD

UTEP 36, SMU 10

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Trevor Vittatoe threw for 410 yards and connected with Kris Adams for three touchdowns to lead UTEP to a 36-10 victory over SMU on Saturday night.

Vittatoe completed 21-of-31 passes, finishing his evening after just three quarters. Adams caught five of those passes for 145 yards and the three touchdowns. It was a career high for Vittatoe and Adams, both sophomores.

Vittatoe connected with Adams for an 85-yard touchdown pass on UTEP's first play from scrimmage. The Miners (5-5, 4-2 Conference USA) rolled up 544 total yards and never trailed, leading 10-3 after one quarter and 26-3 at the half.

Jose Martinez kicked five field goals in the game, connecting from 34, 48, 26, 31 and 23 yards.

SMU (1-10, 0-7) scored its lone touchdown in the fourth quarter after trailing 36-3. Logan Turner hit Bradley Haynes with a 27-yard pass for the touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
UTEP
1st Downs1424
Total Yards201544
Passing137410
Rushing64134
Penalties6-488-80
3rd Down Conversions3-134-14
4th Down Conversions0-00-3
Turnovers60
Possession23:2036:40

Passing Leaders

SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell9/24954.002
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe21/3141013.230

Rushing Leaders

SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
McKinney4369.0020
Lunday7273.908
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buckram7456.4020
Thomas II8324.0012

Receiving Leaders

SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Zimmerman44912.3023
Haynes23316.5127
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams514529.0385
Moturi48922.3033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSMUUTEP
TD12:48Kris Adams 85 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 07
FG06:57Jose Martinez 34 Yd 010
FG02:07Thomas Morstead 39 Yd 310
SECOND QUARTERSMUUTEP
FG13:25Jose Martinez 48 Yd 313
TD05:03Kris Adams 11 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 320
FG00:48Jose Martinez 26 Yd 323
FG00:00Jose Martinez 31 Yd 326
THIRD QUARTERSMUUTEP
FG10:54Jose Martinez 23 Yd 329
TD01:48Kris Adams 24 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 336
FOURTH QUARTERSMUUTEP
TD10:47Bradley Haynes 27 Yd Pass From Logan Turner (Thomas Morstead Kick) 1036