New Mexico at Texas-El Paso

New Mexico prevails against UTEP 42-35 OT


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EL PASO, Texas (AP) 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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Scoring Summary
NMEXKasey Carrier 2 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
UTEPNathan Jeffery 13 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
NMEXClayton Mitchem 19 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
UTEPNathan Jeffery 4 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
NMEXKasey Carrier 30 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
UTEPJameill Showers 14 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPAaron Jones 65 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
NMEXKasey Carrier 2 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXClayton Mitchem 17 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
UTEPAaron Jones 8 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
NMEXKasey Carrier 21 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
 
Team Stats
 NMEXUTEP
First Downs2522
Third Down Efficiency3-95-11
Fourth Down Efficiency2-21-2
Plays-Net Yards64-48366-399
Rushes-Yds57-39546-280
Passing Yds88119
Kick Return Yds109135
Punt Return Yds00
Passes4-7-015-20-0
Punts1-424-139
Fumbles-Lost1-10-0
Penalties-Yds3-454-30
Time of Poss.46:5628:4
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
NMEX: Kasey Carrier 41-291, Clayton Mitchem 9-51, Crusoe Gongbay 5-43, Demarcus Rogers 1-7, Jhurell Pressley 1-3
UTEP: Aaron Jones 11-127, Nathan Jeffery 17-59, Jameill Showers 8-44, Laquintus Dowell 7-38, Darrin Laufasa 3-12
PASSING
NMEX: Clayton Mitchem 4-7-88-0
UTEP: Jameill Showers 15-20-119-0
RECEIVING
NMEX: Jhurell Pressley 2-52, Reece White 1-29, Jeric Magnant 1-7
UTEP: Jordan Leslie 5-12, Ian Hamilton 4-42, Craig Wenrick 2-26, Devin Patterson 2-12, Kevin Perry 1-14, Nathan Jeffery 1-13
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
New Mexico1st Mountain West Mountain0-00-0
Texas-El Paso1st Conference USA West0-00-0

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