Southern at New Mexico

New Mexico 66, Southern U. 21


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.

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Scoring Summary
NMEXJhurell Pressley 5 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXTy Kirk 16 yd pass from B.R. Holbrook (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXJoseph Harris 10 yd fumble return (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXDemarcus Rogers 8 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXCole Gautsche 7 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
SOLee Doss 2 yd pass from Dray Joseph (missed kick)
NMEXChase Clayton 98 yd kick return (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXJustus Adams 38 yd FG
NMEXCole Gautsche 47 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
NMEXCranston Jones 39 yd interception return (Justus Adams kick)
SOLee Mitchell 1 yd run (Greg Pittman kick)
NMEXCarlos Wiggins 7 yd run (Justus Adams kick)
SOCharles Hawkins 2 yd pass from J.P. Douglas (Michael Berry 2pt pass from J.P. Douglas)
Team Stats
First Downs1424
Third Down Efficiency7-136-10
Fourth Down Efficiency0-10-2
Plays-Net Yards64-32061-417
Passing Yds24270
Kick Return Yds11998
Punt Return Yds00
Time of Poss.30:5429:6
Individual Stats
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

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