Ervin has 263 yards as San Jose St. beats New Mexico 31-21

New Mexico linebacker Maurice Daniels, left, sacks San Jose State quarterback Kenny Potter during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in San Jo (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Tyler Ervin rushed for 263 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage, and San Jose State beat New Mexico 31-21 on Saturday night.

Ervin, who had 300 yards on 32 carries against Fresno State on Sept. 26, rushed 36 times against the Lobos (4-4, 2-2 Mountain West) and went over 1,000 yards this season.



Kenny Potter was 16-of-20 passing for two touchdowns and ran for another score for the Spartans (4-4, 3-2).

Trailing 14-7, Potter answered with a 35-yard touchdown pass to Hansell Wilson and a 25-yarder to Billy Freeman for a 21-14 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Potter avoided a sack and turned the play into a 12-yard scoring run.

Austin Lopez's field goal made it 31-14 before the Lobos scored on Jhurell Pressley's 4-yard run with 7:46 remaining.

New Mexico's early lead came on Teriyon Gipson's 79-yard TD run and Diquon Woodhouse's 4-yarder.


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