EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Joe Banyard and Vernon Frazier combined
for 183 yards rushing and four touchdowns Saturday, leading UTEP to
a 31-10 season-opening victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Banyard finished with 94 yards and a pair of scores on 19
carries, while Frazier had 89 yards and two TDs on just six
UTEP trailed 7-0 midway through the first quarter before Frazier
scored from 33 yards out. Banyard added a 1-yard TD run in the
second quarter to put the Miners up for good, 14-7.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff pulled within 14-10 on Chris Ewald's 38-yard
field goal at the end of the first half, but UTEP scored 17
unanswered points in the second half to put the game away.
Trevor Vittatoe completed 17 of 27 passes for 229 yards for
Pine Bluff quarterback Josh Boudreaux was 20-of-32 for 202 yards
and a touchdown with two interceptions. Raymond Webber had 10
catches for 123 yards.