EL PASO, Texas -- Nick Lamaison threw for 300 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as UTEP defeated New Mexico State 41-28 Saturday night.
The Miners (1-2) scored on each of their first four possessions, jumping out to a 27-0 lead with 10 minutes to play in the second quarter. UTEP led 41-14 before the Aggies (2-1) added two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter.
Lamaison had TD throws of 4, 32, 17 and 36 yards while completing 21 of 32 passes. Jordan Leslie caught one of those touchdowns and finished with seven receptions for a career-high 147 yards. Josh Ball added two short TD runs for the Miners.
New Mexico State's Andrew Manley connected on 20 of 47 passes for 290 yards and three scores. Austin Franklin had two TDs while grabbing seven receptions for 107 yards. Kemonte Bateman had seven catches for 115 yards and a score.
Cooper Rush pass intercepted for a TD Kyle Rachwal return for 35 yds for a TD
Austin Grebe 39 yd FG GOOD
Demarcus Kirk run for 1 yd to the GeoSt 30 Demarcus Kirk fumbled, recovered by Troy Jalen Harris
Reginald Bell sacked by Mitch Stanitzek and Chris Kantzavelos for a loss of 5 yards to the EMich 26
Reginald Bell run for 1 yd to the EMich 36
Romello Ross run for 5 yds for a TD