LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- James Lark completed 34 of 50 passes for 384 yards and six touchdowns, five to Cody Hoffman, as BYU overcame a slow start for a 50-14 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday.
After a scoreless tie at the end of the first quarter, New Mexico State (1-10) took a 7-0 lead on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Manley to Perris Scoggins with 12:55 left in the second quarter.
But BYU (7-5) came roaring back as Lark threw two scoring passes to Hoffman and one to J.D. Falslev to build a 20-7 halftime lead. Hoffman finished with 12 catches for 182 yards and Falslev had nine catches for 68 yards.
BYU sacked Manley five times. He completed just 13 of 24 passes for 158 yards and two TDs.
Perris Scoggins 8 Yd Pass From Andrew Manley (Marcus Johnson Kick)
Cody Hoffman 5 Yd Pass From James Lark (Pat Failed)
JD Falslev 4 Yd Pass From James Lark (Justin Sorensen Kick)
Cody Hoffman 2 Yd Pass From James Lark (Justin Sorensen Kick)
Justin Sorensen 31 Yd
Kemonte Bateman 67 Yd Pass From Andrew Manley (Marcus Johnson Kick)
Cody Hoffman 31 Yd Pass From James Lark (Justin Sorensen Kick)
Cody Hoffman 6 Yd Pass From James Lark (Pat Failed)
Cody Hoffman 64 Yd Pass From James Lark (Justin Sorensen Kick)
Zed Mendenhall 1 Yd Run (Justin Sorensen Kick)
Cody Hoffman caught five touchdown passes in BYU's win over New Mexico State. He's the second FBS player to catch five touchdown passes in a game this season, joining West Virginia's Stedman Bailey, who had five against Baylor in September.