Carson Meger did about everything a coach wants Saturday from a walk-on quarterback competing for the primary backup job.
He got his Texas-El Paso team in the end zone and he won. It might not be long until he is no longer just a walk-on, according to the El Paso Times.
Meger was 14-of-27 passing for 182 yards and three touchdowns and his Blue squad defeated the Orange team, 31-17. The all-time leading passer at Plano was part of the biggest play of the day when he completed a 56-yard pass and came back two plays later to toss one of his three touchdowns.
Tim Curry, who has been locked in a battle with Meger, tossed two interceptions and a touchdown for the Orange. By all indications, Meger has won the battle to become the No. 2 quarterback.
UTEP will play six home games at the Sun Bowl in El Paso this season and will appear closest to Plano in the final game of the regular season Nov. 20 at Tulsa. Tulsa is coached by former Allen head coach Todd Graham.