EL PASO, Texas (AP) Aaron Jones ran for 301 yards and four touchdowns – both career highs – and UTEP knocked North Texas out of bowl eligibility with a 52-24 victory on Saturday night.
Jones scored on an 83-yard run and a 48-yarder in the first half. He added a 58-yard score in the third quarter and bullied into the end zone from the 3-yard line in the fourth quarter.
Ryan Metz threw for 171 yards and two touchdowns for the Miners (4-8, 2-6 Conference USA). UTEP scored five touchdowns on plays of more than 30 yards, three of more than 50 yards and had 555 yards of total offense.
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Alec Morris was 23 of 42 for 190 yards passing and threw two touchdown passes for North Texas (5-7, 3-5). Willy Ivery added 98 yards rushing. Ivery ran for a 14-yard TD, and caught a 14-yard score from Morris late in the fourth quarter.