2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
1-3, 4th in Sun Belt
Troy busts game open with punt block for a TD (0:48)
Kentucky gets first win of the season vs. New Mexico State (2:09)
Snell refuses to be denied from scoring fourth rushing TD (1:16)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops called his defense "horrific" in the halftime interview. That's an accurate descriptor as the Wildcats allowed 345 yards and 35 points to New Mexico State (most points for the Aggies in a first half vs. an FBS opponent since 2007, per ESPN Stats and Info). The teams are tied at the midpoint.

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops discusses his teams first half performance (0:37)

It's getting ugly in Lexington

New Mexico State recovered this muffed punt return by Kentucky. The Sun Belt's Aggies lead the SEC's Wildcats 21-14 in the second quarter.

Wildcats will play with passion, energy (1:58)
NM State takes a 4th Qtr lead (0:32)

How did he do that?

New Mexico State punter Peyton Theisler avoids calamity chasing down a low snap and somehow booming a punt from his end zone. It's certainly better than taking a safety or being tackled for a New Mexico TD.

ESPN Illustration

That's not it, New Mexico State

In a Bottom 10 battle, the Aggies fell to UTEP 38-22. This week brings a rivalry tilt with new Mexico, so the Aggies shouldn't spend too much time licking their wounds. Bottom 10


UTEP beats New Mexico State 38-22

Zack Greenlee threw for three touchdowns as UTEP beat New Mexico State 38-22 in a season opener for both teams on Saturday night.

Watch: Sun Belt media day

Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, coming off bowl victories last winter, headline Monday's Sun Belt media day in New Orleans. Live on ESPN3

Team Stats

Passing Yards283.330th
Rushing Yards139.597th
Points For25.5Tied-90th
Points Against45.8125th