LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Chris Williams carried an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown as he propelled New Mexico State to a 45-10 win over Alcorn State in Aggie Memorial on Saturday.
Williams caught 6 passes for 128 yards receiving, including an 80-yard TD-pass in the second quarter, as NMSU improved to 2-2 on the season. Alcorn State dropped to 1-5 overall, 0-1 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
The Aggies controlled the scoreboard with an opening drive that lasted less than a minute and ended with a 57-yard TD run by Marquell Colston and an extra point by Kyle Hughes.
NMSU went on to dominate the offensive battle with 571 total yards compared to 195 by Alcorn State.
Timothy Buckley went 11-for-21 for 141 yards in the first half before Tony Hobson, Jr. stepped into the pocket for the Braves. Hobson threw for 67 yards and completed 9-of-18 attempts.
Holbrook anchored the Aggies through three quarters with 270 yards passing on 20-of-25 attempts, and J.J. McDermott finished the game with 81 yards passing.