Recap: New Mexico St vs. ULM
Las Cruces, NM (SportsNetwork.com) - Pete Thomas passed for 350 yards, a touchdown and an interceptions as his ULM Warhawks coasted past the New Mexico State Aggies, 30-17, in a Sun Belt Conference clash at Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Centarius carried the ball a team-high 13 times for 35 yards with a rushing touchdown for ULM (4-7, 3-4 SBC), which ended a six-game losing skid with the win. Kenzee Jackson hauled in 13 passes for a team-best 108 yards in the win.
Larry Rose III carried the ball 35 times for a game-high 229 yards and two touchdowns for New Mexico State (2-9, 1-6), which has lost nine consecutive games. Tyler Rogers completed 15-of-32 passing for 102 yards and an interception in the defeat.
Justin Manton got the scoring started with a 28-yard field goal for ULM just about nine minutes into the game, and then Donald scored on a one-yard handoff with 3:27 to play in the first quarter to give the Warhawks a 10-0 advantage.
Rose scored his first touchdown just seven seconds into the second quarter when he took a handoff 37 yards to the end zone to cut the ULM lead to 10-7. Maxwell Johnson knotted things up at 10-10 when he sent a 32-yard field goal through the uprights with 7:30 to play in the half for New Mexico State.
Thomas connected with Rashon Ceaser just over three minutes later on a touchdown completion of three yards to give ULM the 17-10 advantage.
Rose scored his second touchdown of the game and of the quarter when he carried the ball 64 yards to the end zone to tie the score again, this time at 17-17. The touchdown for the Aggies came with 2:47 left in the half.
As the first half expired, Manton gave the Warhawks a 20-17 lead on a 22-yard field goal connection.
No team scored in the third until, with 1:46 to play in the frame, Mitch Lane recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for ULM, which gave the Warhawks a 27-17 cushion.
The Warhawks defense stepped up in the second half, and a Manton 21-yard field goal with 12:05 to play in the final quarter for a 30-17 ULM lead was the final score of the contest.
New Mexico State held a 276-70 advantage in terms of rushing yards in the contest, but the Warhawks had the overall edge in total offensive yards, 420-378.Game Notes