Scores

Final

New Mexico St 10

(0-2, 0-1 away)

UTEP 42

(2-1, 2-0 home)

9:05 PM ET, September 18, 2010

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 0 10 0 010
UTEP 14 7 21 042

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 246 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: J. Banyard (UTEP) - 11 CAR, 64 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Adams (UTEP) - 3 REC, 86 YDS, 2 TD

UTEP 42, New Mexico St. 10

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Trevor Vittatoe threw five touchdown passes Saturday as UTEP routed New Mexico State 42-10.

Vittatoe had scoring throws of 18, 8, 16, 68 and 11 yards while completing 19 of 30 passes for 246 yards. He also had 54 yards rushing for the Miners (2-1).

New Mexico State (0-2), trailing 21-0, got a 3-yard touchdown run by Seth Smith with 7:43 left in the first half and a 31-yard field by Tyler Stampler with 7 seconds remaining before intermission.

But the Miners, who had 495 yards of offense -- 249 rushing and 245 passing -- scored 21 points in the third quarter to put the game away.

New Mexico State's Matt Christian completed 21 of 40 passes for 200 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
UTEP
1st Downs1625
Total Yards296495
Passing200246
Rushing96249
Penalties6-554-35
3rd Down Conversions9-179-14
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers10
Possession26:4133:19

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christian21/402005.001
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe19/302468.250

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith10464.6124
Turner5193.806
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Banyard11645.8126
Thomas II35518.3019

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Allen56513.0024
Nelson4307.5011
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams38628.7268
Hunter14545.0045

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSUUTEP
TD11:23Julio Lopez 18 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Dakota Warren Kick) 07
TD02:33Donavon Kemp 8 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Dakota Warren Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERNMSUUTEP
TD12:03Joseph Banyard 3 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 021
TD07:43Seth Smith 3 Yd Run (Tyler Stampler Kick) 721
FG00:07Tyler Stampler 31 Yd 1021
THIRD QUARTERNMSUUTEP
TD11:56Evan Davis 16 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Dakota Warren Kick) 1028
TD09:50Kris Adams 68 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Dakota Warren Kick) 1035
TD00:18Kris Adams 11 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Dakota Warren Kick) 1042