LAS CRUCES, N.M. — It didn’t take long for former Fairfield running back Larry Rose III to make his mark at New Mexico State.
The 2013 Super Centex Player of the Year ran for 147 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries in New Mexico State’s 28-10 opening victory over FCS opponent Cal Poly on Thursday night.
Rose III also had four receptions, including a 6-yarder for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Rose, who also played defensive back at Fairfield, led the Eagles to the Class 3A state championship game last season. He helped Fairfield set a new Class 3A record with 893 points and ran for 2,979 yards and 51 touchdowns.
Texas Southern 37, Prairie View A&M 35: Homer Causey ran for one touchdown and threw for another and Texas Southern beat Prairie View A&M.
Causey went 14 of 22 for 224 yards and rushed for 88 yards, pacing the Tigers over their Southwestern Athletic Conference foe.
Texas State 65, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0: In San Marcos,Tyler Jones threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns to lead Texas State.
Texas State opened the season in a dominating fashion, compiling a school-record 697 total yards while limiting UAPB to 215 total yards.
Jones, who threw eight touchdown passes in eight games last year, completed 21 of 25 attempts with no interceptions. Jafus Gaines was Jones’ primary target, pulling in four passes for 119 yards and two TDs.
UAPB failed to cross midfield in the second half.
UTEP 31, New Mexico 24: In Albuquerque, N.M., Aaron Jones ran for a career-best 237 yards and three touchdowns.
The Miners built a 24-7 halftime lead behind two of Jones’ scores, including a 73-yarder.
Lamar 42, Grambling State 27: In Beaumont, Caleb Berry threw for 389 yards and five touchdowns.
Berry broke the Lamar career record with his 41st touchdown pass, breaking John Evans’ mark of 40.