SAN MARCOS, Texas -- Nine Texas State players scored touchdowns on Saturday, including two fumble returns and a punt return, and the Bobcats rolled to a 66-28 victory over New Mexico State.
The Bobcats (4-8, 2-4 Western Athletic) set the pace in the first half as the team scored 49 first-half points on seven touchdowns.
The Bobcats held the Aggies (1-11, 0-6) scoreless in the second half after allowing 28 first-half points. Linebacker Joplo Bartu put together one of the best games of his career in his finale, recording career highs of 17 tackles, eight of which were for loss, and four sacks.
Shaun Rutherford capped his career with a personal-best 138 yards on the ground in addition to throwing for a touchdown, his 15th of the season.
New Mexico State's Andrew Manley threw a pair of scoring passes and ran for a TD.
No conference approached the SEC's recruiting haul in the secondary, which is loaded with four-star prospects, many of whom will play immediately.
After losing their elite QB and his top targets, the Golden Bears' offense will need time to adjust.
It should come as no surprise that Clemson led the ACC with eight players invited to the NFL combine later this month in Indianapolis.
Ohio State will send a contingent of 14 to Indianapolis, double the total of any other Big Ten team.
South Florida coach Willie Taggart will add former NFL quarterback Shaun King to his coaching staff, according to a source, as co-offensive coordinator Danny Hope resigned.
Myles Gaskin and the Huskies offense took off at the end of 2015, and with most of the starting O-line back, the good times should continue for Gaskin.