TULSA, Okla. (AP) -
threw for 434 yards and five touchdowns to help lead Tulsa to a record-setting performance and a 77-35 blowout of Texas-El
had six catches for 233 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night, setting a Conference USA record for yards per catch in
a game (38.8), as Tulsa (7-0, 4-0 CUSA) strengthened its case to move into the national rankings. The
hovered just outside the Associated Press poll this week.
Tulsa amassed 791 total yards, including 321 rushing.
UTEP (3-4, 3-1 CUSA) kept pace with Tulsa early and the game was tied 28-28 in the first quarter.
connected with Marion on passes of 97 and 51 yards;
returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score and A.J. Whitmore caught a 24-yard strike from
, who finished 21-for-27 with one interception.
with a 6-yard pass,
with a 22-yard strike and a 1-yarder to
for a score. He finished 21 of 34 for 321 yards and four touchdowns.
By the second quarter, Tulsa had turned up the heat, rattling Vittatoe with a variety of blitzes and holding the Miners scoreless,
scored 28 consecutive points.
, who finished with 115 yards, scored two touchdown in the third quarter that gave Tulsa a 63-35 advantage and UTEP lost all
fight after that.
Marion added a 40-yard touchdown before the quarter ended to make it 70-35.