EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Landry Jones threw two touchdown passes and Damien Williams ran 65 yards for another score in the fourth quarter, helping No. 4 Oklahoma slog out a 24-7 win over Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.
Oklahoma labored in its opener, unable to generate much of a running game or get anything downfield.
Up just 10-7 in the fourth quarter, the Sooners stuffed UTEP on a fake punt to set up an 18-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Brannon Green and Williams sealed it late with his long run.
The 30-point underdog Miners weren't intimidated by the mighty Sooners, the highest-ranked team they had faced at home.
Nathan Jeffrey ran for 177 yards and returned a blocked punt 24 yards for a touchdown for UTEP, which also had a blocked field goal to remain tied with Oklahoma at the half.