Scores

Final

Texas Southern 12

(0-4, 0-3 SWAC)

UTEP 52

(2-2, 2-0 home)

9:05 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TXSO 0 0 6 612
UTEP 24 14 7 752

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 199 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Thomas (UTEP) - 11 CAR, 105 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: W. Osborne (TXSO) - 6 REC, 56 YDS, 2 TD

UTEP 52, Texas Southern 12

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Marcus Thomas rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns to lead Texas-El Paso to a 52-12 victory against Texas Southern on Saturday night.

The Miners (2-2) scored on their first five possessions and led 38-0 at halftime.

Thomas had UTEP's first 100-yard rushing performance in 16 games. He scored on a 15-yard run on UTEP's first possession then zigzagged his way 27 yards for a touchdown with 5:50 left in the first half. That was Thomas' last carry.

Miners quarterback Trevor Vittatoe, playing just a quarter and a half, completed 10 of 16 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Jeff Moturi, seeing about the same amount of action as Vittatoe, caught two passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns.

Texas Southern (0-4) of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) scored in the third quarter on a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tino Edgecomb to Williams Osborne.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
UTEP
1st Downs1621
Total Yards284449
Passing189243
Rushing95206
Penalties10-838-99
3rd Down Conversions3-154-12
4th Down Conversions1-40-1
Turnovers51
Possession32:0527:55

Passing Leaders

Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edgecombe16/281585.622
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe10/1619912.420

Rushing Leaders

Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson11766.9047
Edgecombe4123.0010
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas111059.5227
Givens9596.6026

Receiving Leaders

Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Osborne6569.3221
Robins44210.5018
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
West48822.0060
Moturi25427.0229

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSOUTEP
TD12:19Marcus Thomas 15 Yd Run (Jose Martinez Kick) 07
FG06:42Jose Martinez 23 Yd 010
TD01:12Jeff Moturi 25 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 017
TD00:00Lorne Sam 7 Yd Run (Jose Martinez Kick) 024
SECOND QUARTERTXSOUTEP
TD11:12Jeff Moturi 29 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 031
TD05:50Marcus Thomas 27 Yd Run (Jose Martinez Kick) 038
THIRD QUARTERTXSOUTEP
TD10:16William Osborne 21 Yd Pass From Tino Edgecombe (Pat Failed) 638
TD07:41Pierce Hunter 9 Yd Pass From Kyle Wright (Jose Martinez Kick) 645
FOURTH QUARTERTXSOUTEP
TD13:51Cornelius Brown 9 Yd Fumble Return (Jose Martinez Kick) 652
TD04:19William Osborne 15 Yd Pass From Tino Edgecombe (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1252