Tyler Rogers hit Teldrick Morgan with an 11-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining to lift New Mexico State to a 34-31 victory Saturday over Georgia State in Atlanta for the Aggies’ first Sun Belt victory since leaving the conference after the 2004 season.
On third-and-9 from the Georgia State 11, Rogers hit Morgan across the middle for the winning score.
The Panthers (1-1, 0-1) were seeking their first Sun Belt victory after going winless last year in their FBS transition season, and they almost got it with Nick Arbuckle scoring on a fourth-down sneak with 2:30 left.
Rogers passed for three touchdowns, two to Morgan.
Trailing 24-10, Rogers rallied the Aggies (2-0, 1-0) with a pair of touchdown passes sandwiched around a field goal by Maxwell Johnson to take its first lead, 27-24, with 8:04 remaining in the game.
Krysten Hammon ran for 123 yards and two scores for Georgia State.
Tennessee 34, Arkansas State 19: Justin Worley threw two touchdown passes to Marquez North and ran for a third score in the Volunteers’ victory over the Red Wolves in Knoxville, Tennessee.
South Alabama 23, Kent State 12: Jay Jones raced 23 yards inside the final 2 minutes to score his second touchdown as the Jaguars fended off the Golden Flashes in Kent, Ohio.
Appalachian State 66, Campbell 0: Kameron Bryant threw two touchdown passes and Marcus Cox ran for 114 yards and two scores in the Mountaineers’ rout of the Fighting Camels in Boone, North Carolina.
Louisiana Tech 48, Louisiana-Lafayette 20: Kenneth Dixon ran for a 99-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the first quarter and the Bulldogs never trailed in routing the Rajin’ Cajuns in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Duke 34, Troy 17: Anthony Boone passed for 268 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead the Blue Devils to victory over the Trojans in Troy, Alabama.
Georgia Southern 83, Savannah State 9: Brandan Thomas and Ean Days combined for 229 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles overwhelmed the Tigers in Statesboro, Georgia.
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