Scores

Final

Tulane 21

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

UTEP 24

(3-3, 3-0 C-USA)

9:05 PM ET, October 11, 2008

Sun Bowl, EL PASO, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 14 7 0 021
UTEP 7 7 3 724

Top Performers

Passing: T. Vittatoe (UTEP) - 296 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: A. Anderson (TULN) - 29 CAR, 255 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Moturi (UTEP) - 4 REC, 88 YDS, 1 TD

UTEP 24, Tulane 21

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Trevor Vittatoe threw three touchdown passes as Texas-El Paso came back for a 24-21 win over Tulane on Saturday night.

Vittatoe finished 21-of-32 passing for 296 yards.

The Miners (3-3, 3-0 Conference USA) reached .500 after an 0-3 start for the first time in school history.

Andre Anderson, who entered the game as the nation's ninth-leading rusher, carried the ball 29 times for 255 yards and two touchdowns for Tulane (2-4, 1-2).

UTEP took an early 7-0 lead, scoring on its opening possession for the first time this season.

Following rushing scores of 72 and 28 yards by Anderson, UTEP tied it 14-14 in the second quarter after Daniel Palmer hauled in a low pass and scurried 8 yards to the end zone.

Down 21-14 at halftime, UTEP inched back on a 28-yard field goal from Jose Martinez in the third quarter, then took the lead for good on a 68-yard bomb to Jeff Moturi with 4:22 remaining in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
UTEP
1st Downs2020
Total Yards412452
Passing94296
Rushing318156
Penalties5-747-100
3rd Down Conversions4-107-14
4th Down Conversions0-11-2
Turnovers01
Possession28:4631:14

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore10/20804.010
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Vittatoe21/322969.330

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson292558.8272
Austin66110.2037
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Buckram201075.4022
Palmer9192.105

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson4307.5128
Robottom22211.0016
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moturi48822.0168
Kemp26633.0053

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD11:33Landon Goodwell 1 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 07
TD02:53Andre Anderson 72 Yd Run (Ross Thevenot Kick) 77
TD00:10Andre Anderson 1 Yd Run (Ross Thevenot Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD09:00Daniel Palmer 8 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 1414
TD07:29Andre Anderson 28 Yd Pass From Kevin Moore (Ross Thevenot Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERTULNUTEP
FG02:01Jose Martinez 28 Yd 2117
FOURTH QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD04:22Jeff Moturi 68 Yd Pass From Trevor Vittatoe (Jose Martinez Kick) 2124