Miners dig out a 44-41 victory in OT

Miners dig out a 44-41 victory in OT

Reagan Schneider kicked a 42-yard field in overtime to give the UTEP Miners a 44-41 win over the Houston Cougars on Friday night.

The Miners won this game as 12.5-point favorites but failed to cover the spread on this day. The combined score of 85 points went OVER the posted over/under (62).

Jordan Palmer threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns while getting picked off twice in the win for the Miners.

Johnnie Higgins Jr. caught six passes for 156 yards and had all three touchdown receptions for UTEP, while Tyler Ebell added 138 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Kevin Kolb completed 30-of-48 passes for 313 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions for Houston.

Donnie Avery made five catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the loss for the Cougars.