The Jeremiah Williams Show

Jeremiah Williams had 106 yards rushing and three touchdowns and caught a pass for another TD as New Mexico State easily beat Division I-AA Texas Southern 48-14 on Saturday night.

The Aggies (2-1), who went 0-12 in 2005 and carried a 13-game losing streak into this season, have beaten two I-AA opponents so far this fall. New Mexico State opened with a victory over Southeastern Louisiana two weeks ago.

Williams became the first Aggie to score four touchdowns in a game since Chris Barnes did it against New Mexico Highlands in 1999.

New Mexico State's Chase Holbrook was 27-of-42 for 347 yards with one interception, his third straight contest with at least 300 yards passing.

The Tigers (2-1) were led by reserve quarterback Cornelius Harmon, who started for the injured Tino Edgecombe. Harmon threw for 105 yards, completing 10-for-21 attempts with one TD pass.

Texas Southern was within a touchdown through most of the first half but a costly penalty helped New Mexico State pull away.

The Aggies led 14-7 just before halftime and lined up to punt after their drive stalled near midfield. But the Tigers were penalized for being offside, giving New Mexico State fourth-and-1 at Texas Southern's 49.

Holbrook's 1-yard gain kept the driving going, and three plays later Williams streaked down the left sideline for a 35-yard TD run and a 21-7 halftime lead.


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