For the first time since week 3, UTEP found themselves trailing in a game. Granted it was 7-0 after a quick first series touchdown strike by Colorado State. Still this was somewhat uncharted territory for the Miners. They would handle this new found pressure well. On their ensuing possesion, sophomore quarterback Carson Meger hit senior wideout Donavon Kemp on a quick screen that resulted in a 70 yard touchdown catch. From that point on, UTEP would not look back. Meger had the best performance of his brief college career hitting on 12 of 14 passes for 182 yards and 2 touchdowns. Backup running back Vernon Frazier carried the ball 19 times for 101 yards (His second straight 100 yard game). He filled in nicely after Joseph Banyard left the game with an undisclosed injury. This was Banyard's second straight subpar game. The defense continued it's run of impressive play dropping Colorado State quarterback Pete Thomas to the tune of 7 sacks, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown by middle linebacker Jamie Irving. They also held the Ram offense to 1-11 on third down conversions. The one conversion was a 3rd and inches. Over the last 2 games the Miner defense has held opponents to a 1-22 third down conversion rate. Junior placekicker Dakota Warren ran his consecutive field goals made streak to 15 hitting all 3 attempts (35, 48, 25).