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Tulane at Texas-El Paso

UTEP 24, Tulane 20

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
UTEPJosh Bell 14 yd run (Steven Valadez kick)
TULANEJustyn Shackelford 31 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)
UTEPMichael Edwards 28 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)
TULANECairo Santos 46 yd FG
UTEPMichael Edwards 9 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)
TULANERyan Grant 15 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)
UTEPSteven Valadez 22 yd FG
TULANECairo Santos 37 yd FG
 
Team Stats
 TULANEUTEP
First Downs2425
Third Down Efficiency5-118-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-20-0
Plays-Net Yards68-44070-445
Rushes-Yds24-7740-217
Passing Yds363228
Kick Return Yds1445
Punt Return Yds825
Passes28-44-020-30-0
Punts2-884-160
Fumbles-Lost4-11-1
Penalties-Yds4-252-25
Time of Poss.29:4330:17
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
TULANE: Orleans Darkwa 14-61, Rob Kelley 5-32, Dante Butler 1-2, Ryan Griffin 4--18
UTEP: Laquintus Dowell 11-72, Josh Bell 10-47, Autrey Golden 3-37, Nick Lamaison 4-36, Carson Meger 4-25, Nathan Jeffery 5-4, Michael Edwards 1-0, Team 2--4
PASSING
TULANE: Ryan Griffin 28-44-363-0
UTEP: Nick Lamaison 11-16-157-0, Carson Meger 9-14-71-0
RECEIVING
TULANE: Justyn Shackelford 6-130, Ryan Grant 6-115, Xavier Rush 6-45, Rob Kelley 5-45, Brent Comardelle 1-10, Wilson Van Hooser 1-9, Marc Edwards 1-5, Sydie London 1-5, Orleans Darkwa 1--1
UTEP: Michael Edwards 7-82, Craig Wenrick 3-49, Jim Jones 3-41, Jordan Leslie 3-31, Autrey Golden 3-17, Xay Williams 1-8
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Tulane11th American Athletic 0-11-2
Texas-El Paso2nd Conference USA West0-02-1

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