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Texas El Paso Defeats Rice 44-24 - Recap

Texas El Paso Defeats Rice 44-24 - Recap

Trevor Vittatoe threw for 327 yards to lead the Miners over Rice 44-24 on Saturday in Week 6 action at Sun Bowl.

Texas El Paso was the ATS victor, as they covered the 9.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 58.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Donald Buckram rushed for 47 yards, while Vernon Frazier added 32 yards in the win. Kris Adams and Pierce Hunter added 134 and 105 receiving yards respectively.

Sam McGuffie rushed for 81 yards for Rice, while Jeremy Eddington added 34 yards. Nick Fanuzzi threw for 201 yards for the Owls, while receivers Donte Moore and Vance McDonald had 42 and 33 yards respectively.

Texas El Paso outgained Rice 463-342 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-20 by the Miners.

The time of possession battle favored Texas El Paso as their offense was on the field for 30:30, longer than the 29:30 of their opponents.

Texas El Paso heads into a Week 7 battle against UAB. Rice, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.