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UTEP 31, Ark.-Pine Bluff 10

EL PASO, Texas -- Joe Banyard and Vernon Frazier combined for 183 yards rushing and four touchdowns Saturday, leading UTEP to a 31-10 season-opening victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Banyard finished with 94 yards and a pair of scores on 19 carries, while Frazier had 89 yards and two TDs on just six carries.

UTEP trailed 7-0 midway through the first quarter before Frazier scored from 33 yards out. Banyard added a 1-yard TD run in the second quarter to put the Miners up for good, 14-7.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff pulled within 14-10 on Chris Ewald's 38-yard field goal at the end of the first half, but UTEP scored 17 unanswered points in the second half to put the game away.

Trevor Vittatoe completed 17 of 27 passes for 229 yards for UTEP.

Pine Bluff quarterback Josh Boudreaux was 20-of-32 for 202 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. Raymond Webber had 10 catches for 123 yards.

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2015 Southwestern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Alcorn State7-29-4
Alabama State5-46-5
Alabama A&M3-63-8
Jackson State3-63-8
Mississippi Valley State1-81-10
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Grambling State9-09-3
Prairie View A&M8-18-2
Southern6-36-5
Texas Southern2-73-7
Arkansas-Pine Bluff1-82-9