Scores

Final

Southern 21

(0-1, 0-1 away)

New Mexico 66

(1-0, 1-0 home)

5:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

University Stadium, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

1 2 3 4 T
SOU 0 6 7 821
UNM 7 38 14 766

Top Performers

Passing: D. Joseph (SOU) - 163 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Gautsche (UNM) - 8 CAR, 88 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Hawkins (SOU) - 6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

New Mexico 66, Southern U. 21

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
UNM
1st Downs1424
Total Yards320417
Passing24270
Rushing78347
Penalties10-601-5
3rd Down Conversions7-136-10
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers40
Possession30:5429:06

Passing Leaders

Southern UniversityC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph12/191638.612
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook6/8577.110

Rushing Leaders

Southern UniversityCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coleman18663.7015
Clayton2136.5013
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rogers131037.9122
Gautsche88811.0247

Receiving Leaders

Southern UniversityRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hawkins68013.3132
Coleman16262.0062
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pressley12424.0024
Kirk11616.0116

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSOUUNM
TD08:37Jhurell Pressley 5 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERSOUUNM
TD14:54Ty Kirk 16 Yd Pass From B.R. Holbrook (Justus Adams Kick) 014
TD14:42Joseph Harris 10 Yd Fumble Return (Justus Adams Kick) 021
TD13:00Demarcus Rogers 8 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 028
TD08:24Cole Gautsche 7 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 035
TD05:28Lee Doss 2 Yd Pass From Dray Joseph (Pat Failed) 635
TD05:12Chase Clayton 98 Yd Kickoff Return (Justus Adams Kick) 642
FG00:31Justus Adams 38 Yd 645
THIRD QUARTERSOUUNM
TD12:08Cole Gautsche 47 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 652
TD05:27Cranston Jones 39 Yd Interception Return (Justus Adams Kick) 659
TD03:41Lee Mitchell 1 Yd Run (Greg Pittman Kick) 1359
FOURTH QUARTERSOUUNM
TD14:56Carlos Wiggins 7 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 1366
TD07:41Charles Hawkins 2 Yd Pass From J.P. Douglas (J.P. Douglas Pass To Michael Berry For Two-Point Conversion) 2166

Research Notes

New Mexico scored 66 points in its opener against Southern. That puts the Lobos almost halfway to their total of 144 points scored all last season. Of course, scoring against an FCS defense wasn't a problem for the Lobos. They scored 45 points against Sam Houston State last season, but averaged just 9 points per game in their 11 games against FBS opponents.

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