UTEP Ends Year With 31-14 Defeat
POSTED: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 10:57pm
UPDATED: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 5:57pm
UTEP needed one more win to qualify for a bowl game. Instead it recevied the short end of a season ending 31-14 defeat to Central Florida on Friday night in Orlando.
There was no need to go to Disney World to see fireworks . The UTEP defense wastched Latavius Murray rush for a career-high 233 yards and score three times to help Central Florida to a 24-0 halftime lead.
Murray scored on runs of 38 and 40 yards. He also caught a 6-yard pass while the Knight's defense held UTEP to just 94 total yards in the first half.
Trailing 31-0 in the fourth quarter, UTEP rallied with a pair of touchdowns. Nick Lamaison tossed a three yard pass to Jordan Leslie while Joe Banyard scored on a 7-yard scoring run.
The Miners finish 5-7 (2-6) and fall one win short of a bowl game.