ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Rodney Ferguson had 129 yards rushing and a career-high four touchdowns and Donovan Porterie threw for 229 yards and a score as New Mexico beat Sacramento State 58-0 on Saturday night.
Travis Brown added 105 yards receiving, his third straight week over the 100-yard mark, and the Lobos (3-1) looked sharp one week after a 29-27 win at Arizona, enjoying a warmup for next week's Mountain West opener against BYU.
New Mexico is 3-1 for the second time in coach Rocky Long's 10 seasons.
Sacramento State (0-3), which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision formerly known as Division I-AA, dropped to 0-7 against I-A opponents since 2002 and sustained its worst loss since a 60-0 defeat to Cal Lutheran in 1988.
The Lobos lost last year's opener 17-6 to Portland State, another Big Sky member, but made sure to put this one away early.
Ferguson scored on runs of 6, 10, 4 and 17 yards, each time reaching the end zone without much contact from the defense, as New Mexico coasted to a 30-0 halftime lead and made it 44-0 in the third quarter.
Ferguson has broken the 100-yard rushing mark six times in the past seven games, including the last four at home.
The Hornets, meanwhile, didn't help themselves.
Torrell Baker fumbled away a punt, Jody Johnson was penalized for a late hit after the Lobos converted on fourth down and receiver Tony Washington lost a ball that was intercepted by New Mexico's O.J. Swift.
Each of those miscues led to scores -- worth 17 points -- on New Mexico's last three first-half possessions.
The Lobos kept the momentum going after the break. Porterie threw a 24-yard TD pass to Brown and Ferguson swept the right side and weaved for a 17-yard scoring run to make it 44-0.
New Mexico finished with 499 total yards and held the Hornets to 104.