The UTEP Miners beat the Charlotte 49ers 41-35 in college football action on Saturday night, and the game’s most important, craziest play isn’t hard to identify.
With UTEP leading 34-21 early in the fourth quarter, Charlotte’s ChaVon McEachern fumbled at the goal line. Not only did Charlotte miss out on a touchdown; UTEP defensive end Jadrian Taylor scooped the ball up and took it 100 yards the other way for a Miners touchdown.
Double whammy for Charlotte on this 100-yard big man scoop n’ score for UTEP.
— Conference USA (@ConferenceUSA) October 2, 2022
So, that was amazing and the play of the game. But the victory also featured an incredible factoid for UTEP.
With the win, UTEP improves to 1-26-1 in the Eastern Time Zone. Yes, this is the first win for UTEP in the Eastern Time Zone in program history, in 28 attempts.
FINAL: UTEP hangs on for a 41-35 win over Charlotte. 2 defensive TDs the difference for the Miners. UTEP is back to 3-3, 1-1 in #CUSA.
UTEP is now O(ne)-26-1 in the Eastern Time Zone.
They did it, folks.
— Colin Deaver (@ColinDeaverTV) October 2, 2022
That’s hard to believe.
The UTEP victory follows up an impressive 17-point win over Boise State. The Miners improve to 3-3 on the season and will face Louisiana Tech on the road next Saturday.
Charlotte falls to 1-5 with the loss. The 49ers’ only win was a one-point victory over Georgia State