EL PASO, Texas -- Ryan Griffith threw two touchdown passes to Casey Robottom, the last with 5:30 to play, and Tulane defeated UTEP 34-24 Saturday night.
Orleans Darkwa ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns for the Green Wave (3-4, 1-2 Conference USA). Robottom had 151 yards receiving and his 43-yard touchdown gave Tulane a 31-24 lead. Phillip Davis intercepted Trevor Vittatoe's pass on UTEP's first play after the TD, leading to Cairo Santos' clinching 20-yard field goal with just over 2 minutes to play.
Vittatoe's touchdown pass to Kris Adams early in the fourth quarter had tied the game for the Miners (5-3, 2-3), who lost for the first time this season at home.
Griffith finished 19-of-34 for 201 yards and was intercepted once, and Albert Williams had 94 yards rushing for the Green Wave. Tulane had 461 yards of total offense while UTEP had 286.
Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.