Tarleton State 43, New Mexico State 17



EL PASO – If first-year FCS Tarleton was supposed to be the underdog against FBS New Mexico State, that message never reached the Texan locker room.

Not even after one defensive starter was ruled out for the first half after a penalty last week. Not even when five offensive starters were ruled out due to COVID-19 protocols. The Texans’ faith in themselves never wavered – not once.

Head coach Todd Whitten‘s message was very clear, “Next Man Up!”

The Texans made program history in El Paso Sunday afternoon when Tarleton earned its first-ever win as an NCAA Division I program in thrilling fashion by thrashing FBS level New Mexico State 43-17 at The Sun Bowl in El Paso.

Full Recap (Tarleton State)| Box Score

Stadium: Sun Bowl
Location: El Paso, Texas
Duration: 03:42

TSU: Cameron Burston (252 PASS); Cameron Burston (79 RUSH); Gabe Douglas (190 REC);

NMSU: Johnson,Jonah (187 PASS); Price,Juwuan (31 RUSH); Warner,Terrell (77 REC);


Sun Bowl Stadium
Mission Hills, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 79902, United States


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