LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Tyler Rogers threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Larry Rose III had 17 carries for 144 yards and two scores and New Mexico State beat UTEP 41-14 on Saturday night.
Rogers completed 26 of 43 passes for 283 yards — including a 2-yard touchdown to Rose — and scored on a 4-yard run and Shamad Lomax had three first-half interceptions for New Mexico State (2-2).
Rose, immediately following Lomax’s first pick, went 40 yards to open the scoring with 9:45 left in the first quarter. UTEP (0-4) answered with a 12-play, 81-yard drive capped by Metz’s 5-yard touchdown run. After the Miners downed a punt at the 3, Rose had six carries for 65 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown that capped a 15-play drive and provided the first of 31-straight New Mexico State points — including a 19-yard interception return for a score by Lomax.
Two UTEP quarterbacks combined to complete 10 of 34 passes for 92 yards with five interceptions.