Louisiana Tech rolls in 42-21 win over UTEP


EL PASO, Texas – J’Mar Smith threw three touchdown passes, Justin Henderson ran for two scores and Louisiana Tech rolled to a 42-21 victory over UTEP on Saturday night to remain undefeated atop the Conference USA standings.

Louisiana Tech (7-1, 4-0) has won seven straight games against UTEP (1-6, 0-4).

Smith was 29-of-35 passing for 338 yards that included scoring throws to three receivers.

Henderson’s 3-yard touchdown run capped a 91-yard drive to end the first half with the Bulldogs leading 28-7, and his 1-yard run late in the third quarter stretched the lead to 42-7. Henderson finished with 65 yards rushing on 17 carries and had six catches for 73 yards.

Treyvon Hughes scored on a 5-yard touchdown run for UTEP that tied the game 7-7 late in the first quarter Kai Locksley had a 1-yard touchdown run and threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Cowing in the fourth quarter for the Miners

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