New Mexico State at Texas State

Texas St. 66, New Mexico St. 28


SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - Nine Texas State players scored touchdowns on Saturday, including two fumble returns and a punt return, and the Bobcats rolled to a 66-28 victory over New Mexico State.

The Bobcats (4-8, 2-4 Western Athletic) set the pace in the first half as the team scored 49 first-half points on seven touchdowns.

The Bobcats held the Aggies (1-11, 0-6) scoreless in the second half after allowing 28 first-half points. Linebacker Joplo Bartu put together one of the best games of his career in his finale, recording career highs of 17 tackles, eight of which were for loss, and four sacks.

Shaun Rutherford capped his career with a personal-best 138 yards on the ground in addition to throwing for a touchdown, his 15th of the season.

New Mexico State's Andrew Manley threw a pair of scoring passes and ran for a TD.

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Scoring Summary
NMEXSTTrevor Walls 15 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Maxwell Johnson kick)
TXSTSMMarcus Curry 4 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
NMEXSTAndrew Manley 5 yd run (Maxwell Johnson kick)
TXSTSMTim Gay 75 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
NMEXSTGermi Morrison 14 yd run (Maxwell Johnson kick)
TXSTSMBrandon Smith 11 yd pass from Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson kick)
TXSTSMBlake McColloch 6 yd fumble return (Will Johnson kick)
TXSTSMJamie Clavell-Head 32 yd fumble return (Will Johnson kick)
TXSTSMTerrence Franks 21 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
TXSTSMCraig Mager 79 yd punt return (Will Johnson kick)
NMEXSTKemonte' Bateman 30 yd pass from Andrew Manley (Maxwell Johnson kick)
TXSTSMWill Johnson 54 yd FG
TXSTSMTim Hawkins 16 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
TXSTSMRobert Lowe 15 yd run (Will Johnson kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2123
Third Down Efficiency5-125-10
Fourth Down Efficiency1-31-2
Plays-Net Yards71-41959-528
Passing Yds24882
Kick Return Yds17173
Punt Return Yds379
Time of Poss.34:1625:44
Individual Stats
NMEXST: Germi Morrison 19-123, Tiger Powell 10-38, Travaughn Colwell 3-37, Trevor Walls 1-8, Andrew Manley 9--35
TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 17-138, Marcus Curry 7-86, Tim Gay 2-78, Tim Hawkins 3-49, Terrence Franks 5-39, Duke DeLancellotti 2-23, Tyler Arndt 1-16, Robert Lowe 1-15, Isaiah Battle 1-1, Dexter Imade 1-1
NMEXST: Andrew Manley 16-29-248-1
TXSTSM: Shaun Rutherford 8-17-69-0, Duke DeLancellotti 1-1-13-0, Tyler Arndt 0-1-0-0
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 5-91, Kemonte' Bateman 4-85, Jerrel Brown 4-54, Germi Morrison 2-3, Trevor Walls 1-15
TXSTSM: Chase Harper 2-13, Jafus Gaines 2-13, Terrence Franks 1-22, Tim Hawkins 1-13, Brandon Smith 1-11, Benjamin Ijah 1-7, Isaiah Battle 1-3
New Mexico State8th Sun Belt 2-63-9
Texas State11th Sun Belt 0-82-10

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