EL PASO, Texas (AP) - 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.
|UTEP||Josh Bell 1 yd run (blocked XP)|
|UTEP||Kevin Perry 4 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)|
|UTEP||Jordan Leslie 32 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)|
|UTEP||Josh Bell 3 yd run (Steven Valadez kick)|
|NMEXST||Austin Franklin 37 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)|
|NMEXST||Tiger Powell 1 yd run (Tyler Stampler kick)|
|UTEP||Craig Wenrick 17 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)|
|UTEP||Michael Edwards 36 yd pass from Nick Lamaison (Steven Valadez kick)|
|NMEXST||Kemonte' Bateman 25 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)|
|NMEXST||Austin Franklin 11 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Tyler Stampler kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-16||5-12|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||2-4||1-2|
|Kick Return Yds||17||46|
|Punt Return Yds||-1||26|
|Time of Poss.||29:32||30:28|
|NMEXST: Germi Morrison 12-76, Tiger Powell 16-49, Robert Clay 2-11, Akeelie Mustafa 1-2, Andrew Manley 4--26|
|UTEP: Autrey Golden 12-69, Laquintus Dowell 5-36, Josh Bell 9-30, Michael Edwards 1-27, Nick Lamaison 6-15, Xay Williams 1-6, Blaire Sullivan 1-1, Team 1--1, Carson Meger 1--6|
|NMEXST: Andrew Manley 20-47-290-1|
|UTEP: Nick Lamaison 21-32-300-0, Carson Meger 1-2-9-0, Ian Campbell 1-1-1-0, Blaire Sullivan 0-1-0-0|
|NMEXST: Kemonte' Bateman 7-115, Austin Franklin 7-107, Tiger Powell 2-11, Perris Scoggins 1-25, Robert Clay 1-16, Marcus Williams 1-12, Joseph Matthews 1-4|
|UTEP: Jordan Leslie 7-147, Michael Edwards 5-86, Devin Patterson 2-19, Malcolm Trail 2-14, Craig Wenrick 1-17, Ian Hamilton 1-7, Laquintus Dowell 1-6, Jim Jones 1-5, Katrae Ford 1-4, Kevin Perry 1-4, Eric Tomlinson 1-1|
|New Mexico State||1st FBS Independents||0-0||2-10|
|Texas-El Paso||7th Conference USA West||1-7||2-10|