Texas El Paso Defeats Tulane 24-20 - Recap
|Texas El Paso Defeats Tulane 24-20 - Recap|
The Miners were Week 8 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Green Wave by a score of 24-20 at Sun Bowl.
Texas El Paso won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 16-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 55.5.
Nick Lamaison completed 11 of 16 pass attempts for 157 yards for the Miners in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 61 yards for Tulane, while Rob Kelley added 32 yards. Ryan Griffin threw for 363 yards for the Green Wave, while receivers Justyn Shackelford and Ryan Grant had 130 and 115 yards respectively.
Texas El Paso outgained Tulane 445-440 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-24 by the Miners.
The time of possession battle favored Texas El Paso as their offense was on the field for 30:17, longer than the 29:43 of their opponents.
Texas El Paso looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Houston. Tulane will aim to get back on the winning track vs UAB.