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.
Michigan State's roster is largely built of interchangeable parts, but they don't make many parts that fit the mold of Malik McDowell.
In 100 days, the ACC will face an unusually important opening weekend, with its two top national contenders facing huge nonconference tests.
Nick Chubb continued to rehab is knee but is apparently ahead of schedule. Still, the staff is going to be very cautious with his return this fall.
Michigan has a number of contenders for "most indispensable" status, but one stands out for being more difficult to replace than any of the others.
Are Oklahoma's Josh Heupel and TCU's Trevone Boykin among the top five quarterbacks in Big 12 history? A case can be made for both players.
NC State has been transfer-quarterback heavy since Dave Doeren took over, with Boise State's Ryan Finley the latest transfer to come aboard.