Tyler Rogers threw for 382 yards and three touchdowns and wide receiver Conner Cramer threw a go-ahead touchdown off a lateral early in the fourth quarter to lead New Mexico State past Georgia Southern 35-27 on Saturday night.
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Jalin Moore, who ran for 241 yards, and Terrence Upshaw rushed for two touchdowns apiece, Clifton Duck and Tae Hayes each had three interceptions and Appalachian State defeated New Mexico State 45-31 on Saturday.
Austin Allen threw for a season-high 264 yards as Arkansas ended a two-game losing streak with a 42-24 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
New Mexico State coach Doug Martin receives a three-year contract extension through the 2020 season. Martin is 12-40 at the school but 2-2 this season. New Mexico State had never met NCAA APR standards before his arrival but posted a 972 multiyear rate in 2015-16. The Aggies beat UTEP and New Mexico in the same year for the first time since 2002.
Olivia Harlan ESPN Reporter
HC Doug Martin on coaching Julian Edelman at Kent State: "His will to win was greater than his will to be liked. Was the alpha dog. Distinct. College kids don't understand that. They want to be liked, popular." He tells his team about Julian as an example. RB Larry Rose III has especially taken to that/asks about it. Plays with chip on his shoulder, and that's permeated to rest of the team.
Brandon Silvers threw for 286 yards and one touchdown and rushed for another score as Troy held off a late New Mexico State charge for a 27-24 Sun Belt Conference win on Saturday night.
Small-school QBs stand out nationally
Colorado State's Nick Stevens leads the nation through two weeks with nearly 1,000 passing yards, while UMass' Andrew Ford and New Mexico State's Tyler Rogers also rank in the top five. Shea Patterson sits second after breaking a school record Sunday, and top NFL prospect Josh Rosen ranks fourth.
Tyler Rogers threw for 401 yards and four touchdowns for New Mexico State and the Aggies defense caused four turnovers Saturday to beat New Mexico 30-28.
Manny Wilkins threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Kalen Ballage had two scoring runs and Arizona State overcame a sluggish second quarter to open the season with a 37-31 victory over New Mexico State on Thursday night.