GAMEDAY College Football

New Mexico 27, Texas-El Paso 10

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - New Mexico forced seven turnovers - including a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown by Reco Hannah in the first quarter - to help the Lobos beat UTEP 27-10.

Sherod White scored on a 3-yard run early in the second quarter before George Steinkamp kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal with 8 seconds left in the first half that gave New Mexico (2-1) a 20-3 lead.

Nate Jones, who capped the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, had 83 yards rushing on 21 carries for the Lobos.

Gavin Hardison passed for 299 yards for UTEP (1-3) but completed just 20 of 45 passes and threw three of the Miners' four interceptions.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UTEPNM
NM FG 6:28 Luke Drzewiecki 37 yd FG 0 3
NM TD 6:03 Reco Hannah 22 yd interception return (Luke Drzewiecki kick) 0 10
UTEP FG 1:21 Gavin Baechle 46 yd FG 3 10
Second Quarter UTEPNM
NM TD 10:31 Sherod White 3 yd run (Luke Drzewiecki kick) 3 17
NM FG 0:04 George Steinkamp 51 yd FG 3 20
Fourth Quarter UTEPNM
UTEP TD 4:41 Deion Hankins 1 yd run (Gavin Baechle kick) 10 20
NM TD 2:33 Nathaniel Jones 5 yd run (George Steinkamp kick) 10 27
Team Stats
  UTEP New Mexico
First downs 17 17
  Rushing 4 10
  Passing 10 3
  Penalty 3 4
3rd Down Efficiency 2-11, 18% 3-15, 20%
4th down efficiency 2-5, 40% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 21-54 45-188
Passing Yards 199 111
Return Yards 77 31
Completions-Attempts-Int 20-46-4 13-19-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--25 2--9
Punts 3 6
Punts-Average 48.7 44
Fumbles Lost 3-3 2-1
Penalties - Yards 8-93 8-75
Time of Possession 23:27 36:33
UTEP Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Hardison 20 45 199 0 3
C. Brownholtz 0 1 0 0 1
New Mexico Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
M. Kendrick 13 19 111 0 1
UTEP Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Awatt 8 35 4.4 0
D. Hankins 7 31 4.4 1
W. Dawn Jr. 1 9 9.0 0
T. Smith 1 5 5.0 0
G. Hardison 3 -25 -8.3 0
New Mexico Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Jones 21 83 4.0 1
C. Washington 6 57 9.5 0
M. Kendrick 8 26 3.3 0
S. White 8 21 2.6 1
L. Wysong 2 1 0.5 0
UTEP Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Smith 8 83 10.4 0
R. Flores 3 36 12.0 0
K. Akharaiyi 3 27 9.0 0
W. Dawn Jr. 3 15 5.0 0
D. Hankins 1 15 15.0 0
J. Ballard 1 15 15.0 0
J. Tupou 1 8 8.0 0
New Mexico Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Wysong 5 37 7.4 0
S. White 2 35 17.5 0
G. Porter 2 13 6.5 0
A. Erickson 1 12 12.0 0
A. Erickson 1 9 9.0 0
B. Wooden 1 8 8.0 0
N. Jones 1 -3 -3.0 0
UTEP Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. James 1 0
New Mexico Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Hannah 1 22
D. Martin 1 7
I. Shewell 1 2
A. Haulcy 1 0
UTEP Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Sloan 3 146 48.7
New Mexico Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Rodriguez 6 264 44.0
UTEP Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Bellon 3 41 13.7
New Mexico Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
UTEP Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
W. Dawn Jr. 2 36 18.0
New Mexico Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
UTEP Missed FG
Player Length
New Mexico Missed FG
Player Length
L. Drzewiecki 30
L. Drzewiecki 31




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