Scores

Final

FIU 10

(1-9, 1-5 C-USA)

UTEP 33

(2-8, 1-5 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 7 0 0 310
UTEP 10 7 9 733

Top Performers

Passing: M. Leftwich (UTEP) - 80 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: N. Jeffery (UTEP) - 25 CAR, 130 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Leslie (BYU) - 1 REC, 64 YDS, 1 TD

UTEP 33, FIU 10

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Nathan Jeffery rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns to lead UTEP to a 33-10 victory over Florida International on Saturday.

Jeffery had a 1-yard TD with 38 seconds left in the first half and capped the scoring with a 54-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Miners (2-8, 1-5 Conference USA) had a season-high 327 yards rushing and snapped a seven-game losing streak. Blaire Sullivan had eight carries for 104 yards, including a 56-yard scamper.

Running back Lamarq Caldwell threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Lowder in the second quarter for FIU (1-9, 1-5). Caldwell also had 95 yards on 20 carries.

UTEP recorded a safety and Mack Leftwich tossed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leslie to help the Miners open a 26-7 lead in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
UTEP
1st Downs1116
Total Yards200407
Passing10580
Rushing95327
Penalties2-203-33
3rd Down Conversions3-133-13
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Turnovers10
Possession25:3934:21

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hilliard5/14533.800
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leftwich3/78011.410

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Caldwell20954.8019
Hilliard362.008
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffery251305.2254
Sullivan810413.0056

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rhymes24422.0032
Lowder23015.0116
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie16464.0164
Bell11010.0010

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUUTEP
TD08:40Autrey Golden 4 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 07
FG04:13Jay Mattox 34 Yd 010
TD00:46T.J. Lowder 16 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Austin Taylor Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERFIUUTEP
TD00:38Nathan Jeffery 1 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 717
THIRD QUARTERFIUUTEP
SF08:44Silas Spearman Tackled by Horace Miller in End Zone, Safety 719
TD00:41Jordan Leslie 64 Yd Pass From Mack Leftwich (Jay Mattox Kick) 726
FOURTH QUARTERFIUUTEP
FG09:48Austin Taylor 31 Yd 1026
TD07:05Nathan Jeffery 54 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 1033