Josh Adkins hit Royce Caldwell on a 53-yard scoring strike late in the third quarter to give New Mexico State the cushion it needed to beat UTEP 27-20 in the Battle of I-10 on Saturday night.
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In normal times, the Big Ten would own this week's Bottom 10. But friends, when FSU gets dominated by Syracuse and squeaks by Samford, we are not in normal times.
Ahmari Davis had four rushing touchdowns and the New Mexico defense had five interceptions, including two by Marcus Hayes, to help the Lobos beat New Mexico State 42-25 on Saturday night.
The Bottom 10 pays tribute to cinematic and Florida State legend Burt Reynolds, who famously said, "I still don't think acting is nearly as important as the Super Bowl."
Savon Scarver returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score and Dominik Eberle kicked six field goals to carry Utah State to a 60-13 romp over New Mexico State on Saturday night.
True freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad threw two touchdown passes to Tyler Johnson in his debut, and Minnesota opened the season by overwhelming New Mexico State in a 48-10 victory on Thursday night.
Nico Evans ran for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to help Wyoming beat New Mexico State 29-7 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
Doug Martin, who led New Mexico State to its first bowl game in 57 years last season, agreed to a new 4-year contract on Friday.
Not surprisingly, Alabama and Georgia dominate the top performances from bowl season. But they're not the only ones who starred during the postseason.
Lori Paulson was New Mexico State's biggest fan, even as the program was on the verge of being shut down. While she died of cancer in March of 2016, her son was on the field as the Aggies won their first bowl game in 57 years last week.
New Mexico State waited 57 years for a bowl win, and it finally snapped the drought on senior Larry Rose III's overtime rushing touchdown.
Larry Rose III scored on a 21-yard run in overtime and New Mexico State won in its first bowl game in 57 years, beating Utah State 26-20 in the Arizona Bowl on Saturday night.
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Utah State's Savon Scarver set an Arizona Bowl record this afternoon by returning a kick 96 yards for a score in the first quarter. The record stood for 14 seconds before New Mexico State's Jason Huntley ran back the next kick for 100 yards.
The 2017 New Year's Six have been announced, with some high-powered matchups set to bring in the new year.
Tyler Rogers passed for 451 yards and led a drive that brought New Mexico State back into the lead in the final minute in a 22-17 win over South Alabama on Saturday that made the Aggies eligible for their first bowl since 1960.
Larry Rose III carried 22 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns and New Mexico State rang up a school-record 11 sacks in its 17-10 victory over Idaho.
Jordan Davis accounted for three TDs and Louisiana-Lafayette intercepted three passes in the fourth quarter for a 47-34 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night.