Tuioti delivers for New Mexico in win
Tevaka Tuioti threw for a career-high 355 yards Saturday and three touchdowns, two to Jordan Kress, leading New Mexico to a 55-52 win over downstate rival New Mexico State.
Kress finished with 122 yards receiving and Ahmari Davis added a career-high 133 rushing yards and two TDs for New Mexico (2-1).
Aggies quarterback Josh Adkins had 335 passing yards with three touchdowns in the air and three on the ground, while Jason Huntley ran for 114 yards and score.
New Mexico started the game well when Jerrick Reed II picked off Adkins’ first pass, taking it 43 yards for a touchdown.
The game was tied 31-31 at halftime before Adkins connected with Tony Nicholson for a 3-yard touchdown to put New Mexico State (0-4) up 38-34.
But Kress got loose for his second score on a 20-yarder, and on the next possession, Tuioti found Cedric Patterson III for a 62-yard scoring strike and a 48-38 advantage for the Lobos entering the fourth quarter.
The game was tied five times in the first half before New Mexico pulled away in the third quarter.
The Lobos led 55-38 five minutes into the fourth quarter until New Mexico State rallied for two late touchdowns.
Tulsa 24, Wyoming 21: Shamari Brooks’ 19-yard touchdown run and a fumble recovery at the 3-yard line lifted Tulsa past Wyoming at home in a wild final four minutes to snap the Cowboys’ seven-game win streak.
Trailing the entire second half, Wyoming (3-1) scored twice in the fourth quarter and Sean Chambers’ 15-yard run boosted the Cowboys back into the lead, 21-14, with 5:25 left in the game.
Tulsa (2-2) answered with a lightning 75-yard drive, capped by Brooks’ 19-yard score to lead 24-21.