Foster and Arizona State run over New Mexico 58-23

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) D.J. Foster rushed for a career-high 216 yards to help No. 17 Arizona State rout New Mexico 58-23 on Saturday night.

The Sun Devils (2-0) jumped out to a 22-0 first-quarter lead behind rushing touchdowns from Deantre Lewis, Taylor Kelly and Kalen Ballage.

The Lobos (0-2) pulled within 29-21 with 4:49 left in the second quarter, but Arizona State scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and New Mexico’s only two points in the second half came on a blocked extra point that Brandon Branch returned 98 yards.

Kelly finished with 84 yards on the ground and one score and threw for 192 yards and two TDs. Ballage scored two rushing touchdowns for the Sun Devils, who gained 423 yards on the ground.

The Lobos, playing without injured starting quarterback Cole Gautsche, turned to redshirt freshman Lamar Jordan to replace an ineffective Clayton Mitchem. Jordan, in his first game action, finished with 130 yards passing.