ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Joey DeMartino rushed for a career high 144 yards and had four touchdowns overall for Utah State in a 45-10 win over New Mexico Saturday.
DeMartino had two touchdowns within the first seven minutes of the game to help the Aggies (4-4, 3-1 Mountain West) build a 17-0 first-quarter lead.
By halftime, the lead swelled to 31-3 as Utah State stymied the Lobos' nationally ranked ground attack.
True freshman Darell Garretson, making his first career start for the Aggies because of injuries, completed his first six passes and finished 14-of-22 for 141 yards and one touchdown.
New Mexico (2-5, 0-3), which entered the game second in the country in rushing with 349 yards per game, finished with a season-low 158.
Quarterback Cole Gautsche, who had been averaging 103 yards a game, finished with seven and Kasey Carrier, the conference's top back at 138.7 yards a game, finished with 67 yards.