EL PASO, Texas (AP) Josh Adkins hit Royce Caldwell on a 53-yard scoring strike late in the third quarter to give New Mexico State the cushion it needed to beat UTEP 27-20 in the Battle of I-10 on Saturday night.
New Mexico State (1-4) grabbed its first win of the season and administered the 16th straight loss to the Miners. It is the longest active losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision. The Miners last won when they beat North Texas 52-24 in the final game of 2016.
The Miners (0-4) still have not had a lead all season but did tie the Aggies 17-17 when Kai Locksley hit Terry Juniel in stride for a 76-yard scoring play early in the third quarter.