The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Joey DeMartino rushed for a career high 144 yards and had four touchdowns overall for Utah State in a 45-10 win over New Mexico Saturday.
DeMartino had two touchdowns within the first seven minutes of the game to help the Aggies (4-4, 3-1 Mountain West) build a 17-0 first-quarter lead.
By halftime, the lead swelled to 31-3 as Utah State stymied the Lobos' nationally ranked ground attack.
"I thought the defense shut the run game down," said Aggies coach Matt Wells. "I thought they were dominant."
True freshman Darell Garretson, making his first career start for the Aggies because of injuries, completed his first six passes and finished 14-of-22 for 141 yards and one touchdown.
New Mexico (2-5, 0-3), which entered the game second in the country in rushing with 349 yards per game, finished with a season-low 158.
"I just think we're solid against the run," Wells said. "We're stingy. We know how to play our gap control. We've got good players."
That set the tone for the rest of the game, Wells said.
"A shot of adrenaline in the arm," he said. "To hand the ball off and it's seven points."
It also helped Garretson settle into the game.
"That was really helpful, especially on the run," Garretson said. "It was a great run by Joey D and it was great blocking by the offensive line, too. Once we got that, I felt like we were rolling; that we were going to roll."
Todd McShay says he sees former Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell being selected between picks No. 15 and 25.
Former Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell speaks with Kaylee Hartung about taking part in the NFL draft in his hometown.
Breaking down the questions for each team in the SEC West that went unanswered during spring workouts this offseason.
The Big Ten's 2016 crop of NFL QBs could do something that none of the other 80 classes before it ever could: Have five players drafted in one year.
Sheldon Rankins flew under the radar through most of his time at Louisville, but that should change at the NFL draft.
Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher explains why Florida State is able to develop NFL players and what makes CB Jalen Ramsey so special.