Scores

Final

Tulane 34

(3-4, 1-2 American)

UTEP 24

(5-3, 2-3 C-USA)

9:05 PM ET, October 23, 2010

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 7 3 14 1034
UTEP 3 7 7 724

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 201 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: O. Darkwa (TULN) - 21 CAR, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Robottom (TULN) - 10 REC, 151 YDS, 2 TD

Tulane 34, UTEP 24

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
UTEP
1st Downs2618
Total Yards461286
Passing201102
Rushing260184
Penalties4-304-38
3rd Down Conversions10-196-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers13
Possession35:2524:35

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin19/342015.921
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe10/211024.912

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa211145.4218
Williams19944.9014
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buckram10818.1125
Thomas II6376.2012

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robottom1015115.1243
Banks4266.507
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
McClure4328.0017
Davis33210.7014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD04:52Orleans Darkwa 3 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 70
FG00:18Dakota Warren 26 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD06:45Donald Buckram 4 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 710
FG03:39Cairo Santos 38 Yd 1010
THIRD QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD08:53Leilyon Myers 3 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 1017
TD05:01Casey Robottom 7 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 1717
TD00:51Orleans Darkwa 10 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 2417
FOURTH QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD13:39Kris Adams 28 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Dakota Warren Kick) 2424
TD05:30Casey Robottom 43 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 3124
FG02:12Cairo Santos 20 Yd 3424