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New Mexico State uses balanced attack, second-half surge to beat upset-minded Cal Poly 28-10

  • New Mexico State wide receiver Teldrick Morgan glances back while running in a 30-yard touchdown reception against Cal Poly during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)

    New Mexico State wide receiver Teldrick Morgan glances back while running in a 30-yard touchdown reception against Cal Poly during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cal Poly quarterback Chris Brown dodges New Mexico State's Winston Rose during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Cruces N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)

    Cal Poly quarterback Chris Brown dodges New Mexico State's Winston Rose during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Cruces N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers, left, celebrates with wide receiver Teldrick Morgan after a 30-yard touchdown pass against Cal Poly during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)

    New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers, left, celebrates with wide receiver Teldrick Morgan after a 30-yard touchdown pass against Cal Poly during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)  (The Associated Press)

Larry Rose III ran for 147 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries and Tyler Rogers passed for 143 yards and two touchdowns 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.

After leading 14-10 at halftime, New Mexico State broke it open in the second half.

The Aggies passed for 143 yards and ran for 196, outgaining the Mustangs 339-259.

New Mexico State held Cal Poly quarterbacks Chris Brown and Dano Graves to 6 yards of passing on only two combined completions. Brown also threw an interception, and the Mustangs lost a fumble.

Kori Garcia ran for 87 yards to lead Cal Poly, and Brandon Howe scored on a 3-yard run that tied it at 7 in the first quarter.