UTEP beats UAPB 31-10

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.