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BEAR DOWN: Arizona Wildcats throttle UTEP 63-16

Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins. (Source: Big E Photography) Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins. (Source: Big E Photography)
EL PASO (TUCSON NEWS NOW) -

Brandon Dawkins lead an offensive explosion as the Arizona Wildcats crushed the UTEP Miners 63-16 Friday night.

The junior quarterback threw for three touchdowns, ran for three more and flirted with a 300-yard night.

Shun Brown returned a punt 67 yards for a score and Nathan Tilford added two rushing touchdowns for Arizona (2-1).

The Wildcats defense also looked sharp, holding UTEP (0-3) to only 218 yards of offense.

ARIZONA DOWNLOAD: The Wildcats talk postgame about their win over the Miners.

Arizona, a 21-point favorite, was coming off a loss to Houston while UTEP fell to Rice in Week 2.

The Wildcats have now won 14 straight over UTEP. The Miners last beat the Wildcats on Nov. 14, 1970, a 33-17 victory in El Paso.

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