NMSU routed by Hawaii 59-24
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Alex Green rushed for a school record 327 yards and three touchdowns, Bryant Moniz threw four touchdown passes and Hawaii beat New Mexico State 59-24 on Saturday.
Greg Salas caught 10 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown for the Warriors (9-3, 7-1 Western Athletic), who secured a share of the conference title. Hawaii is currently tied for first place with Boise State and Nevada.
The highlight for New Mexico State (2-10, 1-7) came on Davon House’s 48-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. It was the senior’s 11th career pick and third career touchdown.
While Hawaii’s conference season is over, Boise State hosts Utah State next weekend and Nevada visits Louisiana Tech. Hawaii has won four conference titles in the past 32 seasons, with only one being an outright championship.
Green topped the previous high of 270 rushing yards set by Pete Wilson against BYU in 1950.
Updated November 27, 2010