Scores

Final

Houston 34

(5-3, 3-2 away)

UTEP 31

(4-4, 3-2 home)

9:05 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 7 10 3 1434
UTEP 3 14 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 134 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Alridge (HOU) - 27 CAR, 204 YDS

Receiving: J. Moturi (UTEP) - 4 REC, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Houston 34, UTEP 31

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Case Keenum ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, and Terrance Ganaway scored the game-winner in the fourth quarter of Houston's 34-31 victory against Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.

Anthony Alridge had another big night for the Cougars (5-3, 4-1 Conference USA), rushing for 204 yards on 27 carries. Alridge, who has 1,063 yards on the season, ran 17 yards to the UTEP 2 to set up Ganaway's 1-yard plunge for the lead with 7:01 remaining.

Ganaway's TD was the fifth consecutive lead-changing score. The Miners (4-4, 2-2) had gone ahead 31-27 less than two minutes earlier on Jeff Moturi's 35-yard touchdown catch from Trevor Vittatoe, their second TD connection of the game.

Vittatoe completed just eight of 23 passes, but three were for touchdowns. He had 134 passing yards.

Keenum scored Houston's first two touchdowns on runs of 12 and 20 yards, and he threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Perry McDaniel to give Houston a 24-20 lead early in the fourth quarter. Keenum was 13-of-20 passing for 116 yards and added 72 rushing yards.

The Cougars had 520 yards total offense and no turnovers.

UTEP's Marcus Thomas had 178 yards on 28 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
UTEP
1st Downs2817
Total Yards520369
Passing214176
Rushing306193
Penalties5-814-25
3rd Down Conversions11-195-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers01
Possession32:5527:05

Passing Leaders

HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keenum13/201165.810
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe8/231345.830

Rushing Leaders

HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alridge272047.6039
Keenum10727.2221
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas281786.4030
Jackson5112.205

Receiving Leaders

HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harvey46215.5025
Avery5489.6016
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moturi49423.5235
West24120.5134

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOUUTEP
FG06:02Jose Martinez 57 Yd 03
TD01:50Case Keenum 12 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERHOUUTEP
TD12:57Jamar Hunt 9 Yd Pass From Lorne Sam (Jose Martinez Kick) 710
TD10:17Joe West 34 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 717
TD07:31Case Keenum 20 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 1417
FG00:01T.J. Lawrence 19 Yd 1717
THIRD QUARTERHOUUTEP
FG10:58T.J. Lawrence 21 Yd 2017
TD03:02Jeff Moturi 19 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 2024
FOURTH QUARTERHOUUTEP
TD12:22Perry Mcdaniel 5 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 2724
TD08:57Jeff Moturi 35 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 2731
TD07:01Terrance Ganaway 1 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 3431