(2-4, 1-2 American)
(3-3, 3-0 C-USA)
9:05 PM ET, October 11, 2008
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX
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
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.