Sacramento State at New Mexico State

New Mexico St. 49, Sacramento St. 19


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Andrew Manley threw for 367 yards and three touchdowns to lead New Mexico State to a 49-19 win over Sacramento State in the season opener for both teams.

Two of Manley's scoring strikes went to Austin Franklin, who finished with eight catches and 236 yards for the Aggies. The touchdowns covered 54 and 83 yards. Manley, who was 14 for 22, also connected with Jerrel Brown for a 50-yard score.

Garrett Safron threw two touchdown passes for the Hornets, who trailed 28-3 but closed within 28-19 before New Mexico State scored three TDs in the fourth quarter. Safron finished with 308 yards passing for Sacramento State.

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Scoring Summary
NMEXSTAustin Franklin 53 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)
NMEXSTTiger Powell 2 yd run (Tyler Stampler kick)
NMEXSTJerrel Brown 50 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)
SACSTEdgar Castaneda 32 yd FG
NMEXSTAustin Franklin 84 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)
SACSTDeAndre Carter 8 yd pass from Garrett Safron (Edgar Castaneda kick)
SACSTEdgar Castaneda 25 yd FG
SACSTT.J. Knowles 25 yd pass from Garrett Safron (blocked XP)
NMEXSTGermi Morrison 12 yd run (Tyler Stampler kick)
NMEXSTTiger Powell 2 yd run (Tyler Stampler kick)
NMEXSTRobert Clay 5 yd run (Tyler Stampler kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1818
Third Down Efficiency3-156-13
Fourth Down Efficiency2-21-1
Plays-Net Yards66-39762-468
Passing Yds308367
Kick Return Yds2292
Punt Return Yds370
Time of Poss.27:4432:16
Individual Stats
SACST: Ezekiel Graham 16-47, Garrett Safron 7-27, Sam McCowan 4-8, A.J. Ellis 4-7
NMEXST: Robert Clay 11-33, Germi Morrison 8-32, Akeelie Mustafa 9-29, Tiger Powell 5-13, Samuel Oyenuga 2-6, Andrew Manley 5--12
SACST: Garrett Safron 23-35-308-1
NMEXST: Andrew Manley 14-22-367-0
SACST: Morris Norrise 7-84, T.J. Knowles 5-75, DeAndre Carter 4-81, Ezekiel Graham 3-41, Sam McCowan 2-7, Blake Robertson 1-12, Shane Harrison 1-8
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 8-236, Kemonte' Bateman 3-44, Jerrel Brown 2-59, Joseph Matthews 1-28

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