The Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners and Texas El Paso Miners lock horns at Sun Bowl Stadium.
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After a disappointing overtime loss to New Mexico to open the year, Texas El Paso took their frustrations out in a 42-21 rout of New Mexico State. A 21-7 run in the second half broke open a tight one with the Miners able to run and throw at will. When the final whistle was blown UTEO owned a 546-398 edge in real estate and totaled 29 first downs. Aaron Jones, Darrin Laufasa and LaQuintus McDowell accounted for 226 yards and five touchdowns while Jameill Showers dominated the air. Showers connected on 18-28 for 253 yards with a touchdown and interception. The UTEP defense might have been over shadowed by all the scoring but they forced four turnovers although the Aggies did connect on scoring passes of 71 and 81 yards.
I think the Roadrunners might have an overall advantage on both sides of the ball even though it's tough to tell with a rough schedule the past two weeks. If I'm right the field goal might not be needed...