Louisiana-Monroe tops New Mexico State _lowres

Associated Press photo by Andres Leighton Louisiana-Monroe running back Centarius Donald scores past New Mexico State defensive backs Jaden Wright and Jacob Nwangwa during the first half of Saturday's game.

LAS CRUCES, N.M., — Pete Thomas threw for 350 yards and one touchdown as Louisiana-Monroe beat New Mexico State 30-17 on Saturday.

New Mexico State’s Larry Rose III ran for 64 of his 229 yards to score a touchdown with 2:47 left in the second quarter, tying the score at 17. Justin Manton kicked a 22-yard field goal to give the Warhawks a three-point advantage before halftime.

Thomas completed 35-of-50 passes, and Kenzee Jackson finished with 108 yards on 13 receptions for Louisiana-Monroe (4-7, 3-4 Sun Belt).

OLD DOMINION 30, LOUISIANA TECH 27, OT: In Norfolk, Va., Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdowns including the game-winner in overtime.

Heinicke’s winning pass went to David Washington after Louisiana Tech had gone up 27-24 on a field goal earlier in overtime.

Heinicke had 309 yards passing for the Monarchs (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA) and threw four interceptions.

Cody Sokol finished with 18-of-28 passing for 209 yards for the Bulldogs (7-4, 6-1).

LAMAR 27, MCNEESE STATE 24: In Lake Charles, Juan Carranco kicked a 23-yard field goal as time expired to give Lamar the win.

McNeese State’s Will Briscoe hit Ernest Celestie on a 10-yard scoring strike with 4:20 remaining in the game to tie the score at 24.

Caleb Berry then marched the Cardinals 73 yards in 12 plays to give Carranco his shot at the field goal.

Lamar (8-4, 5-3 Southland), led by Berry’s 327 yards passing, held a 24-10 lead with 9:49 remaining in the third quarter. McNeese State charged back with Briscoe hitting David Bush on a 5-yard touchdown pass and then throwing to Celestie for the tie.

Briscoe led the Cowboys (6-5, 4-4), throwing for 144 yards and two touchdowns.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 27, NORTHWESTERN STATE 24: In Nacogdoches, Texas, Jordan Wiggs kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to give Stephen F. Austin the win.

Stephen F. Austin (8-4, 5-3 Southland) led by a touchdown when Garrett Atzenweiler broke from the 15 to score, tying the game at 24 with 59 seconds remaining.

Zach Conque promptly drove the Lumberjacks to Northwestern’s 23 to set up Wiggs’ game-winner.

SFA was helped out by pass interference and defensive holding calls, moving the ball to the 33 before Conque’s 10-yard run.

Conque threw for 270 yards on 17-of-23 passing and ran for another 71 yards. Gus Johnson, who ran for 161 yards, became SFA’s career rushing leader with 3,825 yards.

Conque’s 32-yard scoring strike to Tyler Boyd gave the Lumberjacks a 24-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Zach Adkins threw for 283 yards to lead Northwestern State (6-6, 4-4).