LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Nico Evans ran for 206 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries to help Wyoming beat New Mexico State 29-7 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The senior came in with 36 career carries for 108 yards with one touchdown -- a 6-yard reception against Fresno State on Nov. 18.
Evans capped a nine-play, 60-yard drive with a 24-yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 with 9:30 left in the first quarter. New Mexico was called for holding on the ensuing kickoff and then a false start on its next play from scrimmage. After an incomplete pass, on second-and-11 from the 2, Carl Granderson and Jesse Hooper tackled Jason Huntley in the end zone. Cooper Rothe made second-quarter field goals of 36 and 39 yards to give the Cowboys a 15-0 halftime lead.
New Mexico State had just eight total yards, including minus-9 yards rushing, at the break. The Aggies, who had seven first-half possessions, went three-and-out five times, allowed a safety and had a four-play, 4-yard drive that ended when the second quarter expired. Their lone first down in the half came with just seconds remaining and was followed by a false start and then a holding penalty.
Evans added a 56-yard touchdown run midway through the third quarter and freshman Jevon Bigelow made it 29-0 with a 23-yard scoring run early in the fourth.
Anthony Russo connects with Randle Jones on a 41-yard gain and later tucks it and runs for a 1-yard touchdown and a Temple lead.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Thursday that wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers has decided to transfer. He's the fourth player to leave the program and the second this week.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a three-yard touchdown to even the score at 7-7.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback, saying Thursday that junior Ian Book and senior Brandon Wimbush would both play Saturday against Wake Forest but declining to say who will start.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper has his pass intercepted by Temple's Ty Mason who returns it 36 yards for a touchdown.
Maryland's board of regents will announce Friday the findings of an investigation into the death of Terrapins offensive lineman Jordan McNair. However, it has not told McNair's parents about the status of the report.