Texas El Paso vs Houston Recap - Cougars Win 54-24
Bryce Beall tore up the turf for 195 rushing yards on Friday to lead the Cougars to a 54-24 win over the Miners at John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.
Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 20.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 75.5.
Case Keenum completed 15 of 24 pass attempts for 279 yards for the Cougars in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Miners defense.
Joe Banyard rushed for 37 yards for Texas El Paso, while Vernon Frazier added 34 yards. Trevor Vittatoe threw for 340 yards for the Miners, while receivers Kris Adams and Marlon McClure had 114 and 48 yards respectively.
Texas El Paso lost the offensive yardage battle to Houston 656-440 yards in Friday's game. Houston had more first downs as that total ended up 32-24.
The time of possession battle favored Texas El Paso as their offense was on the field for 32:11, longer than the 27:49 of their opponents.
Houston heads into a Week 3 battle against UCLA. Texas El Paso, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Mexico State.