Scores

Final

UTEP 35

(2-7, 1-4 C-USA)

Houston 45

(4-4, 3-1 American)

4:30 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Robertson Stadium, HOUSTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 0 7 7 2135
HOU 14 21 10 045

Top Performers

Passing: D. Piland (HOU) - 174 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Sims (WVU) - 12 CAR, 119 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Edwards (UTEP) - 6 REC, 55 YDS, 2 TD

Houston 45, UTEP 35

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Charles Sims rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns as Houston defeated UTEP 45-35 Saturday.

Sims scored on runs of 43, 6 and 1 yards as the Cougars (4-4, 3-1 Conference USA) built a 45-7 lead before UTEP (2-7, 1-4) scored the final 28 points of the game.

David Piland added 174 yards passing and two TDs while completing 16 of 30 passes for Houston.

UTEP (2-7, 1-4) got 137 yards rushing and two TDs from Nathan Jeffery. The Miners used four quarterbacks after starter Nick Lamaison went 8 for 18 with four interceptions -- one a 97-yard return by Houston's D.J. Hayden for a score. UTEP also lost two fumbles and was sacked five times.

As a team, the Miners threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns while piling up 494 yards of offense -- most of it coming after the game had already been decided.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
HOU
1st Downs2619
Total Yards494339
Passing301174
Rushing193165
Penalties6-593-40
3rd Down Conversions13-204-12
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers62
Possession39:2720:33

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sullivan6/1010510.520
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piland16/301745.820

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffery331374.2213
Sullivan10535.3018
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims121199.9343
Farrow8283.508

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie49523.8142
Edwards6559.2216
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDuffey36120.3133
Spencer23216.0029

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPHOU
TD05:57Charles Sims 43 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 07
TD02:34Deontay Greenberry 9 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERUTEPHOU
TD14:45Nathan Jeffery 9 Yd Run (Steven Valadez Kick) 714
TD13:01Larry McDuffey 24 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 721
TD07:08D.J. Hayden 97 Yd Interception Return (Matt Hogan Kick) 728
TD02:46Charles Sims 6 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 735
THIRD QUARTERUTEPHOU
TD12:49Charles Sims 1 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 742
FG10:50Matt Hogan 24 Yd 745
TD05:49Jordan Leslie 42 Yd Pass From Jim Jones (Steven Valadez Kick) 1445
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPHOU
TD14:53Nathan Jeffery 2 Yd Run (Steven Valadez Kick) 2145
TD08:57Michael Edwards 16 Yd Pass From Blaire Sullivan (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 2745
TD04:35Michael Edwards 6 Yd Pass From Blaire Sullivan (Blaire Sullivan Pass To Michael Edwards For Two-Point Conversion) 3545