Scores

Final/OT

New Mexico 42

(1-1, 1-0 away)

UTEP 35

(0-1, 0-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 7, 2013

Sun Bowl, EL PASO, TX

1 2 3 4 OT T
UNM 7 14 0 14 742
UTEP 0 21 7 7 035

Top Performers

Passing: J. Showers (UTEP) - 119 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Carrier (UNM) - 41 CAR, 291 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: J. Pressley (UNM) - 2 REC, 52 YDS

New Mexico prevails against UTEP 42-35 OT

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Kasey Carrier had 41 rushes for 291 yards and four touchdowns, including the game winner, to lead New Mexico past UTEP 42-35 in overtime on Saturday night.

New Mexico had the lone score in OT, a 21-yard rush by Carrier to win the game.

New Mexico's running game was the key to the victory. The Lobos had a total of 395 rushing yards, led by Carrier and quarterback Clayton Mitchem who rushed out of the pocket for 51 yards on nine carries. Mitchem threw only seven times for 88 yards.

Aaron Jones capped a second half UTEP rally with an 8-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 35 and send it to overtime.

UTEP's Jameill Showers threw 15 of 20 for 119 yards and a touchdown to Nathan Jeffery for 13 yards. The Miners' Aaron Jones carried 11 times for 127 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNM
UTEP
1st Downs2523
Total Yards483402
Passing88119
Rushing395283
Penalties3-454-30
3rd Down Conversions3-96-12
4th Down Conversions2-21-2
Turnovers10
Possession31:5628:04

Passing Leaders

New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchem4/78812.600
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Showers15/201196.010

Rushing Leaders

New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carrier412917.1430
Mitchem9515.7219
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones1112711.5265
Jeffery17593.518

Receiving Leaders

New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pressley25226.0040
White12929.0029
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton44210.5021
Wenrick22613.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNMUTEP
TD05:47Kasey Carrier 2 Yd Run. (Justus Adams Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUNMUTEP
TD12:30Nathan Jeffery 13 Yd Pass From Jameill Showers. (Jay Mattox Kick) 77
TD08:06Clayton Mitchem 19 Yd Run. (Justus Adams Kick) 147
TD04:38Nathan Jeffery 4 Yd Run. (Jay Mattox Kick) 1414
TD03:11Kasey Carrier 30 Yd Run. (Justus Adams Kick) 2114
TD00:32Jameill Showers 14 Yd Run. (Jay Mattox Kick) 2121
THIRD QUARTERUNMUTEP
TD06:13Aaron Jones 65 Yd Run. (Jay Mattox Kick) 2128
FOURTH QUARTERUNMUTEP
TD13:09Kasey Carrier 2 Yd Run. (Justus Adams Kick) 2828
TD07:47Clayton Mitchem 17 Yd Run. (Justus Adams Kick) 3528
TD01:19Aaron Jones 8 Yd Run. (Jay Mattox Kick) 3535
OVERTIMEUNMUTEP
TDKasey Carrier 21 Yd Run. (Justus Adams Kick) 4235