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Colorado State pulls away from UTEP, 59-42


FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) Garrett Grayson and Kapri Bibbs accounted for six touchdowns as Colorado State held off UTEP and prolific Jameill Showers, 59-42 on Saturday.

Grayson passed for three TDs and a career-high 307 yards. UTEP's Showers passed for 365 yards and five TDs as he rallied the Miners (1-3) in the second half.

Colorado State (2-3) jumped out early on Grayson TD passes of 22 and 5 yards in the opening quarter. But the Rams needed a sack on Showers for a safety to halt a 21-point UTEP rally that tied the game 28-28 late in the third quarter. Three plays after Showers was sacked in the end zone, Grayson found Rashard Higgins down the right side for a 56-yard scoring play, making it 37-28.

Bibbs rushed for a game-high 147 yards and his final two scores, in the fourth quarter, kept UTEP at bay.

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Scoring Summary
COLOSTKivon Cartwright 22 yd pass from Garrett Grayson (Jared Roberts kick)
UTEPDarrin Laufasa 2 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
COLOSTRashard Higgins 6 yd pass from Garrett Grayson (Jared Roberts kick)
COLOSTKapri Bibbs 8 yd run (Jared Roberts kick)
COLOSTKivon Cartwright 34 yd pass from Joe Hansley (Jared Roberts kick)
UTEPJordan Leslie 75 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPJordan Leslie 48 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPJameill Showers 1 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
COLOST Team safety
COLOSTRashard Higgins 56 yd pass from Garrett Grayson (Jared Roberts kick)
COLOSTKapri Bibbs 37 yd run (DONNELL ALEXANDER 2pt run)
COLOSTGarrett Grayson 1 yd run (Jared Roberts kick)
UTEPEric Tomlinson 8 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jordan Leslie 2pt pass from Jameill Showers)
COLOSTKapri Bibbs 34 yd run (Jared Roberts kick)
UTEPCraig Wenrick 21 yd pass from Jameill Showers
Team Stats
First Downs2825
Third Down Efficiency10-197-11
Fourth Down Efficiency3-41-1
Plays-Net Yards90-49763-591
Passing Yds365341
Kick Return Yds134117
Punt Return Yds017
Time of Poss.35:5524:5
Individual Stats
UTEP: Aaron Jones 23-94, Jameill Showers 15-21, Autrey Golden 4-9, Josh Bell 3-5, Darrin Laufasa 2-3
COLOST: Kapri Bibbs 13-147, Donnell Alexander 7-51, Chris Nwoke 7-37, Joe Hansley 1-9, Garrett Grayson 3-6, Thomas Coffman 1-4, Team 2--4
UTEP: Jameill Showers 26-43-365-0
COLOST: Garrett Grayson 17-28-307-0, Joe Hansley 1-1-34-0
UTEP: Eric Tomlinson 8-75, Jordan Leslie 3-130, Ian Hamilton 3-61, Devin Patterson 3-22, Darrin Laufasa 3-21, Josh Bell 3-15, Craig Wenrick 2-32, Kevin Perry 1-9
COLOST: Rashard Higgins 6-156, Joe Hansley 5-78, Kivon Cartwright 2-56, Crockett Gillmore 2-39, Donnell Alexander 1-8, Kapri Bibbs 1-7, Garrett Grayson 1--3
Texas-El Paso5th Conference USA West2-64-8
Colorado State4th Mountain West Mountain5-37-6

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