NCAAF Game Recap - Texas-El Paso at Rice
Sat Nov 3, 2018 3:30 PM EDT

Ala
29
LSU
0
F
Lou
16
Clem
77
F
ND
31
NW
21
F
PSU
7
Mich
42
F
UGA
34
KY
17
F
Okla
51
TxTch
46
F
Neb
31
OHSt
36
F
Temp
40
UCF
52
F
Cal
13
WaSt
19
F
WVU
42
Tex
41
F
Mizzu
38
Fla
17
F
Utah
20
AzSt
38
F
Hou
31
SMU
45
F
UtSt
56
Hawaii
17
F
Iowa
36
Purd
38
F
Fres
48
UNLV
3
F
LaTec
3
MisSt
45
F
Syr
41
Wake
24
F
Pitt
23
UVA
13
F
BC
31
VaTec
21
F
TxAM
24
Aub
28
F
MiaOH
42
Buff
51
F
Kent
35
BGSU
28
F
Ball
13
Toled
45
F
Ohio
59
WestMI
14
F
NIU
36
Akr
26
F
W Ky
10
MidTN
29
F
Colo
34
Ariz
42
F
Rut
17
Wisc
31
F
SCar
48
Miss
44
F
IASt
27
Kans
3
F
OkSt
31
Bayl
35
F
MSU
24
MD
3
F
C Mi
7
E Mi
17
F
Mem
59
ECU
41
F
AF
14
Army
17
F
GATec
38
UNC
28
F
SJSU
9
Wyo
24
F
TxSt
40
GASt
31
F
GaSo
25
ULMon
44
F
SoAl
14
ArkSt
38
F
Marsh
24
SMiss
26
F
ULLaf
16
Troy
26
F
K St
13
TCU
14
F
UTEP
34
Rice
26
F
Minn
31
Ill
55
F
Tul
41
SoFL
15
F
FlaSt
28
NCSt
47
F
Lib
59
UMass
62
F(2OT)
Navy
0
Cin
42
F
AlcSt
42
NMSt
52
F
Char
3
Tenn
14
F
App
23
CoCar
7
F
UConn
19
Tuls
49
F
Duke
20
MiaFL
12
F
UCLA
21
Oreg
42
F
UTSA
3
UAB
52
F
FlAtl
49
FLInt
14
F
Stan
23
Wash
27
F
USC
38
OreSt
21
F
SDSU
31
NM
23
F
BYU
16
Boise
21
F

Nov 3, 2018, 3:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Texas-El Paso (1-8)

7

20

7

0

34

Rice (1-9)

0

3

7

16

26

UTEP ends 20-game skid with 34-26 win over Rice
Sat Nov 3, 2018 8:19 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Quardraiz Wadley ran for 91 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns and UTEP ended one losing streak and continued another with a 34-26 win over Rice on Saturday.

Entering the game, UTEP (1-8, 1-4 Conference USA) was the only winless FBS team this season and had lost 20 straight games. The Miners' last win came on Nov. 26, 2016, in a 52-24 home win against North Texas. UTEP hadn't beaten the Owls in Rice Stadium in 13 years.

As for Rice (1-9, 0-6), the Owls now own a nine-game losing streak.

Wadley put UTEP up with a 12-yard touchdown run on the game's opening drive. Early in the second quarter, Kai Locksley ran it in from a yard out. On their next drive, Wadley again had a 12-yard touchdown run and the lead went to 20-0. Locksley added another 1-yard TD run and UTEP led 27-3 at the break.

Rice closed to within the game's final margin with three unanswered touchdowns in the fourth quarter. The Owls had the ball with more than three minutes left, but A.J. Hotchkins came up with back-to-back sacks. On fourth down, Justin Rodgers intercepted Wiley Green and UTEP ran out the clock.

Green threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions.

Passing

UTEP Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
K. Locksley 21 13 61.9 0 193 42 1 72.1
B. Jones 3 1 33.3 0 17 17 0 53.5
Rice Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
W. Green 32 17 53.1 2 313 53 2 81.9

Rushing

UTEP Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
Q. Wadley 20 91 4.5 25 2
T. Hughes 12 76 6.3 19 1
Rice Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Esukpa 10 18 1.8 7 1
A. Walter 3 12 4.0 12 0

Receiving

UTEP Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
W. Redix 4 63 15.8 42 0
E. Brown 3 60 20.0 37 0
Rice Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Trammell 8 112 14.0 53 2
A. Walter 4 104 26.0 47 0

Fumbles

UTEP F FL
Q. Wadley 1 1
Rice F FL
A. Trammell 1 1

Returning

UTEP KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Juniel 0 - 0 0 2 1.5 0 5
Rice KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Trammell 1 33.0 0 33 1 -14.0 0 0

Punting

UTEP Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Crawford 6 224 37.3 43
Rice Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Fox 5 242 48.4 56

Takeaways

UTEP Int Yds InTD
J. Smith 1 0 0
J. Rogers 1 0 0
Rice Int Yds InTD
P. Calderon 1 5 0

Team Stats Comparison

UTEP Rice
Points For 34 26
Total Yards 410 383
Rushing Yards 200 70
Passing Yards 210 313
Passing Completions / Attempts 14/24 17/32
Turnovers 2 3
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 1/1
First Downs 20 16
Penalties - Yards 3/13 7/45
Time Of Possession 59:59 1:01
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/15 3/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 3/5
Punts - Average Yards 6/37 5/48

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UTEP Rice
UTEP 2:28 TD Quardraiz Wadley 12 yd run (Jason Filley kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter UTEP Rice
UTEP 0:01 TD Kai Locksley 1 yd run (missed kick) 13 0
UTEP 5:37 TD Quardraiz Wadley 12 yd run (Jason Filley kick) 20 0
UTEP 14:43 TD Kai Locksley 1 yd run (Jason Filley kick) 27 0
Rice 15:00 FG Haden Tobola 43 yd FG 27 3
3rd Quarter UTEP Rice
UTEP 7:49 TD Treyvon Hughes 19 yd run (Jason Filley kick) 34 3
Rice 14:08 TD Emmanuel Esukpa 2 yd run (Jack Fox kick) 34 10
4th Quarter UTEP Rice
Rice 3:34 TD Austin Trammell 20 yd pass from Wiley Green (Aaron Cephus 2pt pass from Roe Wilkins) 34 18
Rice 6:23 TD Austin Trammell 53 yd pass from Wiley Green (Aaron Cephus 2pt pass from Roe Wilkins) 34 26

Game Information

Stadium: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 18,420
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