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Miners Fall 52-24 Against BYU - Game Recap

Joshua Quezada scampered through the Texas El Paso defense for 101 yards as BYU handed the Miners a 52-24 defeat on Saturday at University Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Cougars were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 10.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 50.5.

Jake Heaps completed 25 of 34 pass attempts for 264 yards for the Cougars in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Miners defense.

Joe Banyard rushed for 11 yards for Texas El Paso, while Donald Buckram added 10 yards. Trevor Vittatoe threw for 245 yards for the Miners, while receivers Kris Adams and Marlon McClure had 153 and 38 yards respectively.

BYU outgained Texas El Paso 514-233 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 28-13 by the Cougars.

The time of possession battle favored BYU as their offense was on the field for 38:16, longer than the 21:44 of their opponents.