SALT LAKE CITY -- Quarterback Mark Stevens and tailback Eddie Lewis combined for all five Utah touchdowns Saturday night as the Utes downed Texas-El Paso 35-11 in a Western Athletic Conference game.
Running back Dan Tarver led the Utah offense, rushing 114 yards on 12 carries.
Stevens passed for 93 yards and rushing for another 89. The junior quarterback scored two touchdowns on runs of 1 and 9 yards before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter.
Lewis, the smallest man on Utah's team at only 142 pounds, snuck through the UTEP defense for 53 yards. He scored on runs of 18, 9 and 1 yards as the Utes won their third home game of the season.
Utah is now 3-2 in the WAC and 3-3 overall, losing all three of its road games this fall.
The Utes turned a first-quarter interception into their first TD, with Lewis scampering 18 yards for the TD that put Utah ahead for good.
UTEP appeared ready to claim its first WAC victory of the season, controlling the ball for 11 minutes and 23 seconds in the first quarter. But the Mines came up scoreless, and trailed 14-3 at halftime after Scott Wedell's 21-yard field goal.
The Miners only TD came in the final minute of the game, as freshman quarterback Sam Garza hit running back Larry Hock with a 55-yard scoring pass.
Utah piled up 469 yards in total offense to only 304 for the Miners in handing UTEP its fifth loss of the season in six games. The Miners dropped to 0-3 in the WAC.