ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Kasey Carrier ran for four touchdowns and a career-high 191 yards Saturday to lead New Mexico past Texas State 35-14.
Carrier had TD runs of 37, 1, 19 and 43 yards for the Lobos (3-3). New Mexico completed only one pass on three attempts for nine yards, but the Lobos piled up 361 yards on the ground, the fourth time this season they have gained at least 300 yards rushing.
Texas State only managed 32 yards rushing.
New Mexico's - and Carrier's - first two touchdowns came 12 seconds apart after the Bobcats (2-3) fumbled the kickoff on their opening possession.
Lobos quarterback Cole Gautsche had 79 yards on seven carries and Jhurell Pressley added 78 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.
Texas State's Shaun Rutherford finished 16 of 21 for 186 yards with two touchdowns. Andy Erickson had eight catches for 100 yards.
|NMEX||Kasey Carrier 37 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Kasey Carrier 1 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|TXSTSM||Chase Harper 40 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|NMEX||Jhurell Pressley 1 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|TXSTSM||Andy Erickson 35 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)|
|NMEX||Kasey Carrier 19 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|NMEX||Kasey Carrier 43 yd run (Justus Adams kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-11||4-11|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-2||2-2|
|Kick Return Yds||121||40|
|Punt Return Yds||10||0|
|Time of Poss.||25:56||34:4|
|TXSTSM: Marcus Curry 5-17, Terrence Franks 3-8, Tim Gay 2-4, Shaun Rutherford 9-2, Andy Erickson 1-1|
|NMEX: Kasey Carrier 23-191, Cole Gautsche 7-79, Jhurell Pressley 20-78, Carlos Wiggins 1-9, Lamaar Thomas 1-3, Crusoe Gongbay 2-2, Chase Clayton 2-1, B.R. Holbrook 3--2|
|TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 16-21-186-1, Tyler Arndt 5-13-30-2, Zach Robinson 0-1-0-0|
|NMEX: B.R. Holbrook 1-3-9-0|
|TXSTSM: Andy Erickson 8-100, Benjamin Ijah 3-25, Chase Harper 2-51, Jafus Gaines 2-14, Bradley Miller 2-10, Deche Milburn 2-10, Terrence Franks 1-5, Marcus Curry 1-1|
|NMEX: Lamaar Thomas 1-9|
|Texas State||5th Western Athletic||2-4||4-8|
|New Mexico||9th Mountain West||1-7||4-9|