EL PASO, Texas (AP) -Brandon Thermilius ran for 79 yards and a touchdown as Buffalo defeated UTEP 23-17 Saturday night.
Buffalo (1-0), of the Mid-American Conference, scored two touchdowns in the second quarter along with a safety and built a
23-7 lead. Thermilius and
ran for touchdowns and the Bulls recorded a safety after UTEP recovered a fumble in its own end zone.
for 42 yards for another TD in the third quarter.
ran for 108 yards and
threw for 233 yards for the Miners (0-1) of Conference USA. UTEP reached the Buffalo 20-yard line in the final minutes but
a holding penalty followed by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty scuttled the drive.