Utah State at New Mexico

DeMartino runs Utah St past New Mexico, 45-10

The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Joey DeMartino rushed for a career high 144 yards and had four touchdowns overall for Utah State in a 45-10 win over New Mexico Saturday.

DeMartino had two touchdowns within the first seven minutes of the game to help the Aggies (4-4, 3-1 Mountain West) build a 17-0 first-quarter lead.

By halftime, the lead swelled to 31-3 as Utah State stymied the Lobos' nationally ranked ground attack.

True freshman Darell Garretson, making his first career start for the Aggies because of injuries, completed his first six passes and finished 14-of-22 for 141 yards and one touchdown.

New Mexico (2-5, 0-3), which entered the game second in the country in rushing with 349 yards per game, finished with a season-low 158.

Quarterback Cole Gautsche, who had been averaging 103 yards a game, finished with seven and Kasey Carrier, the conference's top back at 138.7 yards a game, finished with 67 yards.

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Scoring Summary
UTAHSTJoey DeMartino 8 yd run (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTJoey DeMartino 21 yd pass from Darell Garretson (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTNick Diaz 24 yd FG
NMEXJustus Adams 24 yd FG
UTAHSTJoey DeMartino 32 yd run (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTBruce Natson 65 yd punt return (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTJoey DeMartino 38 yd run (Nick Diaz kick)
UTAHSTJaron Bentrude 72 yd run (Nick Diaz kick)
NMEXKasey Carrier 2 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2517
Third Down Efficiency7-133-15
Fourth Down Efficiency1-22-3
Plays-Net Yards66-49263-300
Passing Yds155140
Kick Return Yds26111
Punt Return Yds1020
Time of Poss.26:2033:27
Individual Stats
UTAHST: Joey DeMartino 12-144, Jaron Bentrude 1-72, Robert Marshall 14-61, Tay Glover-Wright 7-36, Bruce Natson 1-14, Kennedy Williams 4-9, Darell Garretson 1-2, Kelvin Lee 1-0, Team 1--1
NMEX: Kasey Carrier 14-69, David Vega 7-47, Clayton Mitchem 9-22, Ridge Jones 1-10, Crusoe Gongbay 5-7, Cole Gautsche 4-7, Carlos Wiggins 3--2
UTAHST: Darell Garretson 15-23-144-0, Craig Harrison 1-1-11-0
NMEX: Clayton Mitchem 6-10-76-0, David Vega 4-7-30-0, Cole Gautsche 1-3-34-0
UTAHST: Travis Reynolds 4-42, Joey DeMartino 3-41, Bruce Natson 3-17, Travis Van Leeuwen 2-18, Ronald Butler 2-11, Wyatt Houston 1-23, Kennedy Williams 1-3
NMEX: Marquis Bundy 3-34, Jeric Magnant 2-40, Carlos Wiggins 2-30, Jhurell Pressley 2-13, Andrew Aho 1-12, Reece White 1-11
Utah State6th Mountain West Mountain1-73-9
New Mexico1st Mountain West Mountain6-29-4

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