A lot of us missed sportscaster Bob Nitzburg since he disappeared from view and went into that land of limbo called advertising. But we missed the enthusiasm, the knowledge, the expertise that he brought to the El Paso sports scene. For sports fans, his TV show was a must-watch affair. Univision, for which Nitzburg has been working as a senior account executive and political director these many years, decided to add more coverage of the Miners on one of its radio outlets, KOFX-FM The Fox,
McCormick broke loose for 23 yards on the first play and Narcisse had back-to-back 9-yard runs, the second resulting in a touchdown. UTSA upped its advantage to early in the second stanza after Duplessis split the uprights from 23 yards to cap a play, yard drive that took off the clock.
UTEP got on the board when Gavin Baechle booted a yard field goal as time expired in the first half.
The Roadrunners extended their lead to after the opening possession of the second half, a drive that ended with a highlight-reel play. Narcisse had a yard dash into Miners territory and three plays later converted a third-and with an yard keeper up the middle.
A short gain and an incomplete pass set up a third-down-and-six from the yard line. Narcisse scrambled to his left and tiptoed near the sideline before finding a diving in the end zone for the score. Late in the third quarter, the Miners took advantage of a fourth-down stop near midfield and drove 55 yards, the final eight on a touchdown run by Treyvon Hughes.
Baechle's point after pulled UTEP to within Duplessis gave the visitors extra cushion when he drilled a career-long yard field goal with left to play. Duplessis drills a career-long yard field goal to give us a lead. The two-point conversion attempt failed and UTSA recovered the ensuing onside kick to secure the win.