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Arizona piles on the points in 63-16 rout of UTEP

UTEP managed to hold Arizona scoreless through the first quarter, but it didn't take long after that for the Wildcats to assert their dominance en route to a 63-16 win. 

Arizona scored on the first play of the second quarter on a two-yard pass from Brandon Dawkins to J.J. Taylor to take a 7-0 lead.  They would never look back. 

The second quarter then became a showcase for Arizona's Shun Brown.  

Brown hauled in a 36-yard touchdown reception later in the quarter to put his team up 14-0.  Then, he tallied a remarkable 63-yard punt return that saw him spin away from two defenders and glide into the end zone. 

Arizona would score 35 points in the second quarter alone to take a 35-9 lead into the locker room. 

UTEP managed to reach paydirt twice on the evening.  Zack Greenlee connected with Tyler Batson for a nine-yard score in the second, while UTEP's other quarterback, Mark Torrez, tallied a six-yard rushing touchdown in the third. 

The Wildcats posted more than 500 yards of total offense including 326 yards on the ground. 

Arizona moved to 2-1 on the year with the victory, while the Miners dropped to 0-3.   

UTEP will next face New Mexico State at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m.

 


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