(6-6, 4-4 C-USA)
(4-8, 3-5 C-USA)
3:00 PM ET, November 28, 2009
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 517 YDS, 5 TD
Rushing: D. Buckram (UTEP) - 8 CAR, 25 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: J. Moturi (UTEP) - 7 REC, 179 YDS, 1 TD
EL PASO, Texas -- Trevor Vittatoe passed for 517 yards and five touchdowns as UTEP routed Marshall 52-21 on Saturday.
Jeff Moturi led receivers with 179 yards, including an 80-yard scoring pass from Vittatoe, who also connected for TDs with Tufick Shadrawy, Kris Adams, Jonny Moore and Donavon Kemp.
James Thomas and Donald Buckram also scored for UTEP on runs of 4 and 12 yards.
Brian Anderson threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns for the Thundering Herd. Anderson found Aaron Dobson, Chuck Walker and Antavio Wilson for scores.
After leading 20-14 at the break, the Miners exploded in the second half, adding four touchdowns and a field goal while holding the Thundering Herd to just one TD.