EL PASO, Texas — Aaron Jones ran for 168 yards and scored two touchdowns to help Texas-El Paso beat New Mexico State 42-24 Saturday night.
Jones has surpassed 100 yards in all three games this year for UTEP (2-1).
Tyler Rogers threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Teldrick Morgan to bring New Mexico State (2-1) within two scores early in the fourth quarter. But UTEP answered with a 70-yard touchdown drive, completed by Jones' 1-yard punch-in that took 7:25 off the clock. New Mexico State was intercepted on the ensuing possession, and UTEP scored again to take a 42-17 lead.
Rogers threw two touchdown passes and ran for one score, amassing 324 passing yards. He was intercepted twice.