Lobos Down Texas El Paso 42-35 - Match Report
New Mexico got a 291-yard performance from Kasey Carrier as a key part of its 42-35 victory over the Miners on Saturday at Sun Bowl.
New Mexico won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 7-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 50.5.
Clayton Mitchem completed 4 of 7 pass attempts for 88 yards for the Lobos in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Aaron Jones rushed for 127 yards for Texas El Paso, while Nathan Jeffery added 59 yards. Jameill Showers threw for 119 yards for the Miners, while receivers Ian Hamilton and Craig Wenrick had 42 and 26 yards respectively.
Texas El Paso lost the offensive yardage battle to New Mexico 483-399 yards in Saturday's game. New Mexico had more first downs as that total ended up 25-22.
Texas El Paso lost the time of possession battle 46:56/28:04, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
New Mexico looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Pittsburgh. Texas El Paso will aim to get back on the winning track at New Mexico State.