EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Deion Hankins ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead UTEP to a 24-14 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night in the season opener for both groups.
Gavin Hardison became as soon as 17-of-28 passing for 212 yards and tossed a 4-yard touchdown slip to Justin Garrett that pulled the Miners to 14-10 leisurely in the 2d quarter. Hankins ran for a 10-yard touchdown with 20 seconds most life like probably earlier than halftime, and added a 4-yard scoring bustle with 3: 50 left that capped a nine-play, 80-yard force.
Trae Self threw a 17-yard touchdown slip to Lawton Rikel for the Lumberjacks. Da’Leon Ward added a 1-yard TD bustle to attach Stephen F. Austin up 14-3 early in the 2d quarter. Self finished 14 of 21 for 133 yards passing.
The attendance became as soon as 6,047 at the 51,500-seat Sun Bowl. There became as soon as no fundamental admission seating. Tailgating became as soon as prohibited and masks within the stadium had been required.
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