UTEP 44, Tulane 7

Texas El-Paso scored 31 points in first half, pulling away

easily in route to a 44-7 victory over Tulane on Saturday.

Vernon Frazier opened the scoring for the Miners (3-3, 1-2

Conference USA) on a 15-yard run on UTEP’s first drive of the game.

Joe Banyard, who led UTEP with 97 yards rushing on nine carries,

scored on a 72-yard run to give them an early 14-7 lead.

Four seconds into the second quarter, Leilyon Myers scored on a

3-yard run. Adrian James recovered a block punt in the end zone on

Tulane’s next possession and Dakota Warren added a field goal late

in the second, giving UTEP a 31-7 halftime lead.

UTEP totaled 192 yards on the ground behind the combination of

Frazier, Banyard and Myers.

The UTEP defense intercepted four Tulane (2-5, 1-2) passes and

stopping the Green Wave on 11-of-17 third-down attempts.