Scores

Final

Tulane 20

(1-6, 1-2 C-USA)

UTEP 24

(2-6, 1-3 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Sun Bowl, EL PASO, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 7 10 0 320
UTEP 7 17 0 024

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 363 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Bell (UTEP) - 10 CAR, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Shackleford (TULN) - 6 REC, 130 YDS, 1 TD

UTEP 24, Tulane 20

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Michael Edwards caught a pair of second-quarter touchdown passes from Nick Lamaison and UTEP snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating Tulane 24-20 Saturday night.

Edwards had seven receptions for 82 yards, including scoring passes of 28 and 9 yards that helped give the Miners a 24-17 lead at halftime. Josh Bell also scored for UTEP (2-6, 1/3 Conference USA) on a 14-yard run.

Lamaison was 11 of 16 for 157 yards before leaving in the second quarter with a hamstring injury.

Ryan Griffin completed 28 of 44 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns for Tulane (1-6, 1-2). Justyn Shackleford had six catches for 130 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown; Ryan Grant added six receptions for 115 yards, including a 15-yard TD.

The Green Wave had 440 yards of offense, just 5 less than UTEP, but managed only a field goal on five second-half possessions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
UTEP
1st Downs2425
Total Yards440445
Passing363228
Rushing77217
Penalties4-252-25
3rd Down Conversions5-118-13
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession29:4330:17

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin28/443638.320
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lamaison11/161579.820

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa14614.4011
Kelley5326.4011
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dowell11726.5016
Bell10474.7114

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shackleford613021.7145
Grant611519.2133
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards78211.7228
Wenrick34916.3021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD11:11Josh Bell 14 Yd Run (Steven Valadez Kick) 07
TD02:29Justyn Shackleford 31 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERTULNUTEP
TD12:58Michael Edwards 28 Yd Pass From Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez Kick) 714
FG10:36Cairo Santos 46 Yd 1014
TD06:59Michael Edwards 9 Yd Pass From Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez Kick) 1021
TD04:56Ryan Grant 15 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 1721
FG00:29Steven Valadez 22 Yd 1724
FOURTH QUARTERTULNUTEP
FG08:35Cairo Santos 37 Yd 2024