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NMSU beats Alcorn State in shootout, 52-42

The NMSU Aggies gave up 654 yards of total offense to Alcorn State Saturday, but they still managed to hold on for a 52-42 win.

NMSU improved to 3-7 overall on the season with Saturday’s performance.

Josh Adkins threw for 396 yards to go along with four touchdowns and no interceptions to guide a potent NMSU attack that racked up 529 yards of total offense.

Jason Huntley had 111 receiving yards and a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the game. Huntley’s spectacular game also included two rushing touchdowns and a receiving touchdown.

Alcorn State, an FCS team, fell to 7-3 overall with the loss but put a scare into the Aggies.

NMSU led 35-7 in the second quarter, but Alcorn State would rally, cutting it to a 38-35 game with just under 11 minutes to play in the fourth.

But NMSU responded with two Jason Huntley touchdowns to put the game out of reach and avoid blowing a 28-point lead.

The Aggies wrap up their season with two road games. They’re at BYU in two weeks and then meet Liberty on the road on Nov. 24. The Aggies already played Liberty once this year, winning that contest at Aggie Memorial by a final of 49-41.

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