Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) - Kasey Carrier rushed for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the New Mexico Lobos held on for a 35-23 win against the Hawaii Warriors in a Mountain West Conference clash at Aloha Stadium.
Cole Gautsche also had an 100-yard game rushing finishing with 104 yards and a touchdown for New Mexico (4-3, 1-1 MWC). B.R. Holbrook completed 7-of-12 pass attempts for 109 yards. The Lobos have now won back-to-back games for the first time since 2008.
Sean Schroeder completed 20-of-42 pass attempts for 272 yards and a touchdown for Hawaii (1-5, 0-3). Will Gregory rushed for 99 yards and Scott Harding had a team-high 80 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Warriors have lost four straight and have still yet to beat a team at the FBS level this season.
Carrier scored on a 23-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter to give New Mexico a 7-0 lead.
That lead grew to 14-0 when Saqwan Edwards ran into the end zone from six yards out later in the first quarter.
The Lobos lead continued to grow as Carrier scored again, this time from a yard out. The touchdown run capped off a 14-play, 66-yard drive that took 7:21 off the clock.
Hawaii got on the board midway through the second quarter with a 51-yard touchdown pass from Schroeder to Scott Harding.
The Warriors pulled even closer with a 49-yard field goal from Tyler Hadden just before the end of the first half.
Cole Gautsche scored on a 76-yard rushing touchdown to push New Mexico's lead to 28-10 late in the third quarter.
Greg Rivara returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to keep Hawaii within striking distance.
Hawaii would pull even closer with a one-yard touchdown run from John Lister midway through the fourth quarter.
New Mexico then rattled off an 11-play, 75-yard drive that took six minutes off the clock, capped by a five-yard rushing touchdown by B.R. Holbrook.
New Mexico rushed for 332 yards as a team compared to 119 by Hawaii. The Warriors converted only 1-of-4 red zone trips into a score.