ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Demarcus Rogers rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown and freshman quarterback Cole Gautsche scored two rushing touchdowns to lead New Mexico to a 66-21 win Saturday over Southern in the season opener for both teams.
Gautsche had 88 yards on eight carries, including a 47-yard touchdown run on an option keeper.
The Lobos scored 38 points in the second quarter, as many as they totaled in the final six games last season.
Southern turned the ball over four times and the Lobos turned each one into a touchdown, including three in the second quarter.
Joseph Harris returned a recovered fumble 10 yards for a Lobos touchdown, while Cranston Jones brought an interception back 39 yards for a score. New Mexico's Chase Clayton also had a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Jaguars receiver Charles Hawkins had five receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown.
|NMEX||Jhurell Pressley 5 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Ty Kirk 16 yd pass from B.R. Holbrook (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Joseph Harris 10 yd fumble return (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Demarcus Rogers 8 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Cole Gautsche 7 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|SO||Lee Doss 2 yd pass from Dray Joseph (missed kick)|
|NMEX||Chase Clayton 98 yd kick return (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Justus Adams 38 yd FG|
|NMEX||Cole Gautsche 47 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Cranston Jones 39 yd interception return (Justus Adams kick)|
|SO||Lee Mitchell 1 yd run (Greg Pittman kick)|
|NMEX||Carlos Wiggins 7 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|SO||Charles Hawkins 2 yd pass from J.P. Douglas (Michael Berry 2pt pass from J.P. Douglas)|
|Third Down Efficiency||7-13||6-10|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-1||0-2|
|Kick Return Yds||119||98|
|Punt Return Yds||0||0|
|Time of Poss.||30:54||29:6|
|SO: Darrius Coleman 18-66, T. Clayton 2-13, J.P. Douglas 2-9, Lee Mitchell 2-3, Brian McCain 1-2, Dray Joseph 5--15|
|NMEX: Demarcus Rogers 13-103, Cole Gautsche 8-88, Jhurell Pressley 10-75, David Anaya 7-65, Lamaar Thomas 1-15, Quintell Solomon 1-12, Carlos Wiggins 2-11, Chase Clayton 1-6, Quinton McCown 1-6, B.R. Holbrook 2-4, Team 5--38|
|SO: Dray Joseph 12-19-163-2, J.P. Douglas 8-15-79-0|
|NMEX: B.R. Holbrook 6-8-57-0, Cole Gautsche 1-2-13-0|
|SO: Charles Hawkins 6-80, Lee Doss 5-35, Michael Berry 4-43, Rashaun Allen 2-12, Darrius Coleman 2-10, Bradley Coleman 1-62|
|NMEX: Demarcus Rogers 2-4, Jhurell Pressley 1-24, Ty Kirk 1-16, Chris Edling 1-13, Lamaar Thomas 1-10, SaQwan Edwards 1-3|