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NMSU notch their first win of the Kill era and the season 45-26 over Hawaii

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico -- The Aggies move to 1-4 on the season after a whopping 45-26 win over Hawaii.

The game marks their first win of the season and their first of the Jerry Kill era.

Hawaii came out firing, scoring on their opening drive through a 1-yard Dedrick Parsons run but the Aggies fired right back through Star Thomas on a 27-yard run down the middle and from there it was all Aggies in the first half.

True Freshman Gavin Frakes got the start at quarterback and really found his groove and owned his time on the field - completing 8 of 14 with the 1 interception and touchdown in the air as well as 81 yards, he also had another touchdown on the ground and rushed for 78 yards.

While Frakes controlled the game well, his running backs and o-line led the way offensively. The Aggies had 438 yards on the night, 357 of them coming on the ground with Star Thomas getting 144 of them.

In total the Aggies scored 5 of their 6 touchdowns on the ground.

Saturday's win marks the first of the Aggies over Hawaii who coming into the game had a 10-0 record against NMSU.

The Aggies now turn their attention to when they host Florida International next Saturday - a team who lost 73-0 to Western Kentucky. That game set for 6 p.m.

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Rachel Phillips


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