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Second half comeback leads Charlotte to victory over UTEP, 28-21

It was a tale of two halves for the UTEP Miners as the football team lost its 8th game in a row.

This time it was against the Charlotte 49ers in the first ever meeting between the two schools in football.

 Charlotte erased a 21-7 halftime deficit by scoring 21 unanswered points over the final two quarters, escaping El Paso with a 28-21 win.

The Miners came out of the gate swinging, building a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. 

UTEP quarterback Kai Locksley was 6-for-6 passing on UTEP’s first two drives as he rushed for one touchdown and passed for another.

The Miners would go into the half with a 21-7 lead, but things would change dramatically in the second half.

UTEP was held scoreless, while Charlotte put up 21 unanswered points.

Charlotte took its first lead of the game with 7:06 to play, when quarterback Chris Reynolds connected with Jacob Hunt for a 19-yard TD. 

UTEP's overall record drops to 1-8.

Miners will play back-to-back road games at UAB (Nov. 16) and NM State (Nov. 23) prior to closing out the season at home against Rice on Nov. 30. 


Adrian Ochoa

Adrian Ochoa is ABC-7’s Sports Director.


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