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Brandon Silvers threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Troy rout New Mexico State 52-6 in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Benjamin Snell Jr. ran for four touchdowns and Stephen Johnson added three TD passes to lead Kentucky to a 62-42 win over New Mexico State on Saturday.
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.
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.
Tyler Rogers threw a scoring pass to Gregory Hogan late in the fourth quarter to give New Mexico State the lead for good in a 32-31 win over state-rival New Mexico on Saturday night.
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.
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
Zack Greenlee threw for three touchdowns as UTEP beat New Mexico State 38-22 in a season opener for both teams on Saturday night.
Uni Watch's Paul Lukas shows us the new looks New Mexico State will sport this college football season.
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
Idaho and New Mexico State will no longer be Sun Belt football only members after the 2017 season, sources told ESPN.