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Houston vs Texas El Paso Recap - Cougars Win 49-42

Houston vs Texas El Paso Recap - Cougars Win 49-42

Case Keenum threw for 471 yards to lead the Cougars over Texas El Paso 49-42 on Thursday in Week 5 action at Sun Bowl.

Houston won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 14.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 65.5.

Charles Sims rushed for 111 yards, while Michael Hayes added 100 yards in the win. Patrick Edwards and Charles Sims added 144 and 90 receiving yards respectively.

Joe Banyard rushed for 240 yards for Texas El Paso, while Vernon Frazier added 18 yards. Nick Lamaison threw for 267 yards for the Miners, while receivers Jordan Leslie and Donavon Kemp had 64 and 53 yards respectively.

Houston outgained Texas El Paso 710-538 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 30-27 by the Miners.

Houston lost the time of possession battle 31:55/28:05, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Houston takes its act home to face East Carolina looking for another win. For Texas El Paso, they head on the road to face Tulane.