UTEP’s Upset of Houston Scores With Academy Experts

Posted by | October 07, 2009 | News & Events | No Comments

The University of Texas-El Paso’s shocking upset of Houston was an overwhelming choice for the Week 5 College Football Game of the Week, according to the expert panel of the United States Sports Academy.

In a week that offered yet another series of compelling games across the country, UTEP’s 58-41 trouncing of Houston ended the Cougars’ BCS hopes. Another game that received serious consideration nominations from the Academy’s panel included LSU’s come-from-behind victory at Georgia.

Disagree with the Academy experts? Email the Academy at games@ussa.edu to tell us why, and submit your nomination for Game of the Week.

UTEP got 262 yards rushing and four touchdowns from running back Donald Buckram, which helped offset the career-best 536 yards passing and five touchdowns from Houston quarterback Case Keenum. With the game tied at halftime, UTEP took control by outscoring the Cougars 20-3 in the third quarter. UTEP had a record of 1-3 coming in and was a week removed from a 64-7 pasting by No. 2 Texas.

The College Football Game of the Year concept was developed by the Academy’s 2005 Sport Artist of the Year Daniel Moore, a well-known artist in Alabama for his paintings of legendary coach Bear Bryant and the Crimson Tide.

At the end of the season and bowl games, a final review of nominations will be prepared for consideration. The winning school receives a commemorative limited edition fine art print and a $5,000 donation for its general scholarship fund.

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