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.
|UTEP||Josh Bell 14 yd run (Steven Valadez kick)|
|TULANE||Justyn Shackelford 31 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)|
|UTEP||Michael Edwards 28 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)|
|TULANE||Cairo Santos 46 yd FG|
|UTEP||Michael Edwards 9 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)|
|TULANE||Ryan Grant 15 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)|
|UTEP||Steven Valadez 22 yd FG|
|TULANE||Cairo Santos 37 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-11||8-13|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-2||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||14||45|
|Punt Return Yds||8||25|
|Time of Poss.||29:43||30:17|
|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|
|TULANE: Ryan Griffin 28-44-363-0|
|UTEP: Nick Lamaison 11-16-157-0, Carson Meger 9-14-71-0|
|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|
|Tulane||4th Conference USA West||5-3||7-5|
|Texas-El Paso||7th Conference USA West||1-7||2-10|