Southern Methodist Defeats Texas El Paso 17-0 - Recap
Texas El Paso was shut out 17-0 on Saturday, stymied by a Southern Methodist defense that led the team to victory at Sun Bowl.
Bettors who backed the Mustangs were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 52.5.
Garrett Gilbert completed 22 of 44 pass attempts for 234 yards for the Mustangs in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Miners defense.
Nathan Jeffery rushed for 67 yards for Texas El Paso, while Nick Lamaison added 28 yards. Nick Lamaison threw for 131 yards for the Miners, while receivers Jordan Leslie and Devin Patterson had 80 and 45 yards respectively.
Texas El Paso was outgained by Southern Methodist 372-285 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 22-13 by the Mustangs.
Texas El Paso lost the time of possession battle 37:05/22:55, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Southern Methodist takes its act on the road to face Tulane looking for another win. For Texas El Paso, they head on the road to face Tulsa.