Louisiana Tech at Texas-El Paso

Dixon leads Louisiana Tech to 38-35 win over UTEP


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EL PASO, Texas (AP) Kenneth Dixon rushed for 200 yards to lead Louisiana Tech to a 38-35 Conference USA victory over University of Texas at El Paso Saturday night.

UTEP (1-4, 0-2 C-USA) opened the scoring when Jameill Showers scored from one-yard out. Dixon and the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-1) struck back, scoring 24 unanswered points. The Miners got within ten when Showers, who threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns, hit Jordan Leslie on a 28-yard scoring strike to close out the first half. UTEP opened the second half with another score when Trey Brown recovered a fumbled punt return, making it 24-21.

Louisiana Tech led 38-28 in the fourth when the Miners mounted another comeback. Showers hit Craig Wenrick from 6 yards out to make it 38-35 with just over a minute to play. The ensuing onside kick failed.

This was Dixon's second time to rush for 200 or more yards.

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Scoring Summary
UTEPJameill Showers 1 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
LATECHAndrew Guillot 5 yd run (Kyle Fischer kick)
LATECHRyan Higgins 7 yd run (Kyle Fischer kick)
LATECHBlake Martin 62 yd run (Kyle Fischer kick)
LATECHKyle Fischer 24 yd FG
UTEPJordan Leslie 28 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPTrey Brown 0 yd fumble return (Jay Mattox kick)
LATECHRyan Higgins 2 yd run (Kyle Fischer kick)
UTEPJordan Leslie 65 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 9 yd run (Kyle Fischer kick)
UTEPCraig Wenrick 6 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
 
Team Stats
 LATECHUTEP
First Downs2422
Third Down Efficiency6-137-18
Fourth Down Efficiency1-24-4
Plays-Net Yards70-46378-440
Rushes-Yds50-35345-203
Passing Yds110237
Kick Return Yds7363
Punt Return Yds-182
Passes10-20-018-33-1
Punts3-1205-188
Fumbles-Lost2-21-0
Penalties-Yds3-466-51
Time of Poss.26:3333:27
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
LATECH: Kenneth Dixon 25-200, Blake Martin 9-88, Tevin King 2-37, Ryan Higgins 11-31, Andrew Guillot 1-5, Scotty Young 2--8
UTEP: Aaron Jones 18-121, Nathan Jeffery 9-45, Jameill Showers 11-23, Darrin Laufasa 3-11, Autrey Golden 4-3
PASSING
LATECH: Ryan Higgins 10-18-110-0, Scotty Young 0-2-0-0
UTEP: Jameill Showers 18-33-237-1
RECEIVING
LATECH: Trent Taylor 2-29, Jon Greenwalt 2-24, Richie Casey 1-15, Andrew Guillot 1-11, Sterling Griffin 1-10, Kenneth Dixon 1-10, Blake Martin 1-7, D.J. Banks 1-4
UTEP: Jordan Leslie 5-114, Eric Tomlinson 4-45, Darrin Laufasa 4-5, Devin Patterson 3-21, Craig Wenrick 2-52
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West0-00-0
Texas-El Paso1st Conference USA West0-00-0