LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Josh Adkins threw two touchdown passes, Jason Huntley ran for 174 yards and New Mexico State beat Incarnate Word 41-28 on Saturday for its first win of the season.
Adkins was 28-of-38 passing for 316 yards and threw 34- and 42-yard touchdown passes to Tony Nicholson the first quarter. Nicholson finished with five catches for 98 yards. Huntley had 25 carries that included a 1-yard touchdown run.
Jared Phipps had two interceptions, and OJ Clark ran into the end zone on a 77-yard punt return for New Mexico State (1-9), which won its first game since Nov. 3, 2018, a span of 378 days between victories.
Jon Copeland was 18-of-40 passing for 181 yards, threw one touchdown pass and both interceptions for Incarnate Word (5-6). Copeland also had a 1-yard touchdown run with about a minute left in the game.
Next week, it’s the Battle of I-10, as New Mexico State will host rival UTEP at Aggie Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m. Both the Aggies and Miners will enter the showdown at 1-9 on the season.