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Dixon leads Louisiana Tech to 38-35 win over UTEP

Published On: Oct 07 2013 11:40:21 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 07 2013 12:29:32 PM CDT

The Miners fell to 1-4 after the defeat to Louisiana Tech. Here are the highlights and post game reaction

EL PASO -

Kenneth Dixon rushed for 200 yards to lead Louisiana Tech to a 38-35 Conference USA victory over University of Texas at El Paso Saturday night.
    
UTEP (1-4, 0-2 C-USA) opened the scoring when Jameill Showers scored from one-yard out. Dixon and the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-1) struck back, scoring 24 unanswered points.  The Miners got within ten when Showers, who threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns, hit Jordan Leslie on a 28-yard scoring strike to close out the first half.  UTEP opened the second half with another score when Trey Brown recovered a fumbled punt return, making it 24-21.
    
Louisiana Tech led 38-28 in the fourth when the Miners mounted another comeback.  Showers hit Craig Wenrick from 6 yards out to make it 38-35 with just over a minute to play. The ensuing onside kick failed.
    
This was Dixon's second time to rush for 200 or more yards.

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10/5/2013 9:34:41 PM (GMT -6:00)

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