Florida International at Texas-El Paso

UTEP rushes for 327 yards in victory over FIU


EL PASO, Texas (AP) Nathan Jeffery rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns to lead UTEP to a 33-10 victory over Florida International on Saturday.

Jeffery had a 1-yard TD with 38 seconds left in the first half and capped the scoring with a 54-yard run in the fourth quarter.

The Miners (2-8, 1-5 Conference USA) had a season-high 327 yards rushing and snapped a seven-game losing streak. Blaire Sullivan had eight carries for 104 yards, including a 56-yard scamper.

Running back Lamarq Caldwell threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Lowder in the second quarter for FIU (1-9, 1-5). Caldwell also had 95 yards on 20 carries.

UTEP recorded a safety and Mack Leftwich tossed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leslie to help the Miners open a 26-7 lead in the third quarter.

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Scoring Summary
UTEPAutrey Golden 4 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEPJay Mattox 34 yd FG
FIUT.J. Lowder 16 yd pass from Lamarq Caldwell (Austin Taylor kick)
UTEPNathan Jeffery 1 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
UTEP Team safety
UTEPJordan Leslie 64 yd pass from Mack Leftwich (Jay Mattox kick)
FIUAustin Taylor 31 yd FG
UTEPNathan Jeffery 54 yd run (Jay Mattox kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1116
Third Down Efficiency3-133-13
Fourth Down Efficiency1-12-2
Plays-Net Yards55-20060-407
Passing Yds10580
Kick Return Yds19113
Punt Return Yds013
Time of Poss.25:3934:21
Individual Stats
FIU: Lamarq Caldwell 20-95, E.J. Hilliard 3-6, Ya'keem Griner 1-4, Silas Spearman 6-2, Jake Medlock 1--12
UTEP: Nathan Jeffery 25-130, Blaire Sullivan 8-104, Autrey Golden 8-56, Josh Bell 9-30, Mack Leftwich 3-7
FIU: E.J. Hilliard 5-14-53-0, Jake Medlock 3-9-36-0, Lamarq Caldwell 1-1-16-0
UTEP: Mack Leftwich 3-7-80-0
FIU: Lamarq Caldwell 3-4, Dominique Rhymes 2-44, T.J. Lowder 2-30, Jonnu Smith 1-21, Clinton Taylor 1-6
UTEP: Jordan Leslie 1-64, Josh Bell 1-10, Devin Patterson 1-6
Florida International1st Conference USA East0-00-0
Texas-El Paso1st Conference USA West0-00-0