College Football

UTEP Miners (3-5)


Sat. 11/28 Fri. 12/4 Fri. 12/11
@ Rice
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vs. SouMis
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@ NorTx
L 43-45
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Darden catches 4 TDs, North Texas beats UTEP 45-43

DENTON, Texas (AP) Jaelon Darden had eight catches for 173 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to help North Texas beat UTEP 45-43 on Friday night.

On Darden's fourth TD reception, the 2020 Biletnikoff Award semifinalist tied Casey Fitzgerald (2005-08) for the North Texas program record with 229 career receptions as he gave the Mean Green (4-5, 3-4 Conference USA) a 45-28 lead with 9:58 to go in the fourth quarter. He broke Fitzgerald's record with a minus-2-yard grab with 3:33 to go.

Darden has 19 touchdown receptions - four more than any other player in the nation - in nine games this season.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: G. Hardison1419
Passing TDs: G. Hardison5
Rushing Yards: D. Hankins592
Rushing TDs: D. Hankins9
Receiving Yards: J. Cowing691
Receiving TDs: J. Cowing3
Interceptions: D. Lowe2
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 vs. Stephen F. Austin W 24 - 14
9/12 at 14 Texas L 3 - 59
9/19 vs. Abilene Christian W 17 - 13
9/26 at Louisiana-Monroe W 31 - 6
10/10 at Louisiana Tech L 17 - 21
10/24 at Charlotte L 28 - 38
11/7 vs. FIU Postponed
11/14 at UTSA L 21 - 52
11/20 vs. UAB Postponed
11/28 at Rice Postponed
12/4 vs. Southern Miss Postponed
12/11 at North Texas L 43 - 45
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Marshall 4-1 7-3
Florida Atlantic 4-2 5-4
Western Kentucky 4-3 5-7
Charlotte 2-2 2-4
Old Dominion 0-0 0-0
Middle Tennessee 2-4 3-6
Florida International 0-3 0-5
West
  Conference Overall
UAB 3-1 6-3
Texas-San Antonio 5-2 7-5
Louisiana Tech 4-2 5-5
North Texas 3-4 4-6
Rice 2-3 2-3
Southern Miss 2-4 3-7
UTEP 0-4 3-5
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 2785 (90)
Passing Yards: 1674 (83)
Rushing Yards: 1111 (88)
Points per game: 23.0 (103)
Yards per game: 348.1 (101)
Touchdowns: 23 (88)
Field Goals: 5 (108)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3050 (51)
Passing Yards: 1922 (60)
Rushing Yards: 1128 (37)
Points per game: 31.0 (76)
Yards per game: 381.3 (46)
Touchdowns: 33 (82)
Field Goals: 6 (28)
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