LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jason Huntley returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a score and added three more touchdowns and New Mexico State held on to beat Alcorn State 52-42 on Saturday.
Huntley finished with 111 yards receiving and 43 on the ground plus his 99-yard return. Josh Adkins was 32-of-44 passing for 396 yards and four touchdowns. Johnathan Boone had 92 yards and a receiving score
The kickoff-return touchdown was the second of the season for Huntley, whose 9-yard scoring run on third-and-8 along with a 60-yard receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter provided the Aggies a 17-point cushion after the Braves, who trailed 35-14 at the half, had closed within 38-35 with 10:43 to go.
Johnathan Boone added 92 yards receiving and two touchdowns for the Aggies (3-7, 2-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Noah Johnson was 26 of 37 for 316 yards passing and four scores, one to Dayall Harris who had 108 yards receiving. Johnson added 138 yards on the ground on 16 carries and De'Shawn Waller 137 on 26 carries for the Braves (7-3), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.