Tulsa at Texas-El Paso

Cody Green has 3 TDs as Tulsa defeats UTEP 34-20


EL PASO, Texas (AP) Cody Green threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead Tulsa over UTEP 34-20 Saturday night.

Green scored on a 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give Tulsa (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) a two-touchdown lead. He also threw TD passes of 24 and 35 yards to give the Golden Hurricane a 21-3 lead in the second quarter.

Green finished 14 of 17 for 226 yards.

Autrey Golden returned the second half opening kickoff 100 yards for a UTEP (1-5, 0-3) touchdown - his second 100-yard kickoff return of the season. He is the first UTEP player with four kickoff returns for touchdowns.

Jameill Showers connected with Jordan Leslie for a 71-yard touchdown pass to pull the Miners within 7 with one quarter remaining. Showers, who had thrown for 602 yards in his previous two games, was held to 166 passing yards.

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Scoring Summary
TULSAJa'Terian Douglas 3 yd run (Carl Salazar kick)
UTEPJay Mattox 45 yd FG
TULSAKeevan Lucas 24 yd pass from Cody Green (Carl Salazar kick)
TULSAThomas Roberson 35 yd pass from Cody Green (Carl Salazar kick)
UTEPJay Mattox 34 yd FG
UTEPAutrey Golden 100 yd kick return (Jay Mattox kick)
TULSACarl Salazar 38 yd FG
TULSACarl Salazar 27 yd FG
UTEPJordan Leslie 71 yd pass from Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox kick)
TULSACody Green 2 yd run (Carl Salazar kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2220
Third Down Efficiency6-137-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-11-3
Plays-Net Yards63-43077-388
Passing Yds226166
Kick Return Yds52125
Punt Return Yds38
Time of Poss.30:629:54
Individual Stats
TULSA: Trey Watts 27-142, Cody Green 5-24, Keevan Lucas 2-20, Ja'Terian Douglas 7-13, Zack Langer 3-4, Chris Hall 1-3, Team 1--2
UTEP: Aaron Jones 15-90, Jameill Showers 13-74, Nathan Jeffery 11-25, Darrin Laufasa 3-20, Josh Bell 1-5, Autrey Golden 3-4, Jordan Leslie 1-4
TULSA: Cody Green 14-17-226-0
UTEP: Jameill Showers 12-30-166-2
TULSA: Thomas Roberson 5-105, Keevan Lucas 4-85, Trey Watts 2-5, Ja'Terian Douglas 1-20, Tyler Wilson 1-8, Chris Hall 1-3
UTEP: Jordan Leslie 4-102, Eric Tomlinson 3-19, Devin Patterson 2-24, Nathan Jeffery 1-10, Jim Jones 1-9, Kevin Perry 1-2
Tulsa2nd American Athletic West6-210-3
Texas-El Paso5th Conference USA West2-64-8

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