Scores

Final

UTEP 42

(1-1, 1-0 away)

New Mexico St 21

(0-3, 0-2 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 14 7 7 1442
NMSU 14 0 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: J. Showers (UTEP) - 253 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Laufasa (UTEP) - 9 CAR, 74 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Leslie (BYU) - 7 REC, 103 YDS

UTEP rolls out a 48-21 win against New Mexico St.

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- LaQuintus Dowell snapped a tie in the third quarter with a TD run, pushing UTEP over New Mexico State 48-21 Saturday night.

Dowell's 54-yard rushing TD ended a back-and-forth scoring battle, and gave the Miners a 28-21 lead. Darrin Laufasa rushed for a TD with five minutes left in the fourth for UTEPs biggest lead of the night at 35-21, and picked up one more with a 45-yard run.

Jameill Showers had one rushing and one passing touchdown for the Miners, finishing 18 of 28 for 253 yards.

New Mexico State (0-3) spread its passing game between Andrew McDonald and King Davis III. Davis' 72-yard TD pass to Brandon Betancourt tied the game at 21-21 halfway through the third, before Dowell's TD broke it a minute later. McDonald threw the other two TD passes for the Aggies in the first quarter, both to tie up the score.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
NMSU
1st Downs2915
Total Yards546398
Passing253299
Rushing29399
Penalties4-253-33
3rd Down Conversions10-171-7
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers24
Possession41:5318:07

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Showers18/282539.011
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McDonald7/1115614.221

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones22974.4111
Laufasa9748.2245
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morrison8486.0016
Davis III5316.2013

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie710314.7034
Hamilton68113.5048
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown18181.0181
Betancourt37224.0172

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPNMSU
TD14:50Kevin Perry 3 Yd Pass From Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox Kick) 70
TD14:33Jerrel Brown 81 Yd Pass From Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson Kick) 77
TD11:21Jameill Showers 12 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 147
TD09:28Perris Scoggins 20 Yd Pass From Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERUTEPNMSU
TD00:17Aaron Jones 8 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERUTEPNMSU
TD07:27Brandon Betancourt 72 Yd Pass From King Davis III (Maxwell Johnson Kick) 2121
TD06:21LaQuintus Dowell 54 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 2821
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPNMSU
TD05:27Darrin Laufasa 17 Yd Run (Dominic Matson Kick) 3521
TD04:22Darrin Laufasa 45 Yd Run (Dominic Matson Kick) 4221