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North Texas takes down UTEP, 52-26, Miners drop 7th game in a row

The troubles on the gridiron continue for the UTEP Miners.

Saturday in Denton, TX, UTEP dropped it's 7th game in a row after falling to North Texas, 52-26.

North Texas improved to 4-5 on the season, including a 3-2 mark in Conference USA, while the Miners dropped to 1-7 overall.

The game didn't start off on the right foot for UTEP after the Mean Green scored two touchdowns within the first 30 seconds of the game.

The Mean Green found themselves up by a pair of touchdowns just 29 seconds into the game after a 63-yard kick return led to a UNT score, followed by a UTEP fumble on the ensuing kickoff resulted in another touchdown for the home team.

Treyvon Hughes was a bright spot for the Miners with three rushing touchdowns and 97 yards on the ground.

Another bright spot for UTEP was a 100 yard kick off return by Duron Lowe in the 2nd quarter of the game.

That would cut North Texas' lead to 10, but that's as close as the Miners would get.

UTEP had a total of 285 yards of offense on Saturday with 166 of those coming on the ground, while North Texas racked up 479 yards of total offense with 332 of those coming through the air.

The Miners return to action next Saturday when Charlotte comes to town for the first ever meeting between the two programs. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. MT on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso.


Adrian Ochoa

Adrian Ochoa is ABC-7’s Sports Director.


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