Texas-El Paso at New Mexico State

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


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) 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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Scoring Summary
UTEPKevin Perry 3 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
NMEXSTJerrel Brown 81 yd pass from Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson kick)
UTEPJameill Showers 12 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
NMEXSTPerris Scoggins 20 yd pass from Andrew McDonald (Maxwell Johnson kick)
UTEPAaron Jones 8 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
NMEXSTBrandon Betancourt 72 yd pass from King Davis III (Maxwell Johnson kick)
UTEPLaquintus Dowell 54 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPDarrin Laufasa 17 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPDarrin Laufasa 45 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2915
Third Down Efficiency10-171-7
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-1
Plays-Net Yards84-54645-398
Passing Yds253299
Kick Return Yds4295
Punt Return Yds924
Time of Poss.41:5318:7
Individual Stats
UTEP: Aaron Jones 22-97, Darrin Laufasa 9-74, Laquintus Dowell 2-55, Autrey Golden 5-28, Jameill Showers 7-24, Nathan Jeffery 9-15, Josh Bell 1-2, Team 1--2
NMEXST: Germi Morrison 8-48, King Davis III 5-31, Brandon Betancourt 4-14, Andrew McDonald 1-9, Team 1--3
UTEP: Jameill Showers 18-28-253-1
NMEXST: King Davis III 7-14-143-0, Andrew McDonald 7-11-156-1, Joseph Matthews 0-1-0-1
UTEP: Jordan Leslie 7-103, Ian Hamilton 6-81, Josh Bell 2-32, Devin Patterson 1-29, Aaron Jones 1-5, Kevin Perry 1-3
NMEXST: Brandon Betancourt 3-72, Joseph Matthews 3-41, Perris Scoggins 2-30, Joshua Bowen 2-29, Jordan Bergstrom 2-22, Jerrel Brown 1-81, Andrew Dean 1-24
Texas-El Paso5th Conference USA West2-64-8
New Mexico State8th Sun Belt 2-63-9

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