Miners sneak past Hurricane

Miners sneak past Hurricane

Marcus Thomas rushed for three touchdowns, as the UTEP Miners edged the Tulsa Hurricane 48-47 Saturday night.

UTEP won the game as 3-point underdogs, and the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 71.

Thomas racked up 134 yards off 27 carries for the Miners, and Trevor Vittatoe threw for 319 yards with three touchdown passes.

Paul Smith led the Hurricane with 383 yards passing with two touchdowns, while rushing for another three in a losing effort.