Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 38

(2-4, 1-1 C-USA)

UTEP 35

(1-4, 0-2 C-USA)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

7:30 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX

1 2 3 4 T
LT 14 10 7 738
UTEP 7 7 14 735

Top Performers

Passing: J. Showers (UTEP) - 237 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Dixon (LT) - 25 CAR, 200 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Leslie (BYU) - 5 REC, 114 YDS, 2 TD

Dixon leads Louisiana Tech to 38-35 win over UTEP

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Kenneth Dixon rushed for 200 yards to lead Louisiana Tech to a 38-35 Conference USA victory over University of Texas at El Paso Saturday night.

UTEP (1-4, 0-2 C-USA) opened the scoring when Jameill Showers scored from one-yard out. Dixon and the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-1) struck back, scoring 24 unanswered points. The Miners got within ten when Showers, who threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns, hit Jordan Leslie on a 28-yard scoring strike to close out the first half. UTEP opened the second half with another score when Trey Brown recovered a fumbled punt return, making it 24-21.

Louisiana Tech led 38-28 in the fourth when the Miners mounted another comeback. Showers hit Craig Wenrick from 6 yards out to make it 38-35 with just over a minute to play. The ensuing onside kick failed.

This was Dixon's second time to rush for 200 or more yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LT
UTEP
1st Downs2422
Total Yards463440
Passing110237
Rushing353203
Penalties2-216-51
3rd Down Conversions6-137-18
4th Down Conversions1-24-4
Turnovers21
Possession26:3333:27

Passing Leaders

Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins10/181106.100
UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Showers18/332377.231

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dixon252008.0172
Martin9889.8162
UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones181216.7022
Jeffery9455.0013

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor22914.5021
Greenwalt22412.0016
UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie511422.8265
Wenrick25226.0146

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLTUTEP
TD11:17Jameill Showers 1 Yd Run (Jay Mattox Kick) 07
TD10:14Andrew Guillot 5 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 77
TD00:44Ryan Higgins 7 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERLTUTEP
TD10:13Blake Martin 62 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 217
FG03:57Kyle Fischer 24 Yd 247
TD01:45Jordan Leslie 28 Yd Pass From Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox Kick) 2414
THIRD QUARTERLTUTEP
TD11:30Trey Brown 0 Yd Fumble Return (Jay Mattox Kick) 2421
TD07:53Ryan Higgins 2 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 3121
TD06:27Jordan Leslie 65 Yd Pass From Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox Kick) 3128
FOURTH QUARTERLTUTEP
TD13:45Kenneth Dixon 9 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 3828
TD01:03Craig Wenrick 6 Yd Pass From Jameill Showers (Jay Mattox Kick) 3835