FIU beats UTEP 52-12

MIAMI (AP) Alex McGough threw for two TDs, Trey Anderson threw a 79-yard scoring pass to Shug Oyegunie and Florida International beat UTEP 52-12 on Saturday.

Alex Gardner, Anthon Samuel and Anthony Jones each ran for scores and FIU outgained UTEP (2-4, 0-2 Conference USA) 518 total yards to 272.

Jeremiah McKinnon intercepted a pass and returned it 31 yards for a TD and the Golden Panthers (3-3, 1-1) led 42-3 at halftime after scoring 35 unanswered points.

McGough was 13 of 17 for 270 yards, including scoring strikes of 43 yards to Thomas Owens and 14 yards to Jonnu Smith. Anderson was 2 of 5 for 98 yards.

Gardner gained 56 yards on 10 carries and opened the scoring with a 2-yard run. Samuel scored on an 18-yard run and Jones on a 26-yarder.

Kavika Johnson hit Cole Freytag with a 23-yard pass for the Miners' only TD.

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