(8-3, 7-0 C-USA)
(5-6, 2-5 C-USA)
3:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011
Sun Bowl, EL PASO, TX
Passing: G. Kinne (TLSA) - 300 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: J. Douglas (TLSA) - 12 CAR, 92 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: J. Leslie (UTEP) - 7 REC, 119 YDS
EL PASO, Texas -- G.J. Kinne threw three touchdown passes as Tulsa piled up 500 total yards in breezing past UTEP 57-28 on Saturday.
The victory set up the Golden Hurricane (8-3, 7-0 Conference USA) to meet No. 11 Houston on Friday for a spot in the conference championship game.
Kinne completed 19 of 25 passes for 283 yards and touchdowns to Trey Watts, Bryan Burnham and Jordan James.
Ja'Terian Douglas ran 14 times for 109 yards and a score. Alex Singleton and Kinne also rushed for TDs.
Watts also returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, and Shawn Jackson ran back an interception 34 yards for a score.
Joe Banyard rushed 20 times for 91 yards and a touchdown for the Miners (5-6, 2-5). Leilyon Myers had two rushing TDs and Tate Smith one.
Tulsa converted 6 of 7 third downs and did not punt all day.