LAS CRUCES, N.M.(AP) Ryan Mathews , the nation's leading rusher, paced Fresno State with 157 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs beat New Mexico State 34-3 Saturday night.

Mathews had scoring runs of 1 yard and 68 yards, to bring his season total to 1,131 rushing yards.

Fresno State punt returner Chastin West also had a big game, returning a kick 88 yards for a touchdown and recording a 24-yard return that set up a field goal at the end of the first half for the Bulldogs (4-3 overall, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference).

Quarterback Ryan Colburn completed 7-of-14 passes for 164 yards. Wide receiver Seyi Ajirotutu led the Bulldogs with three catches for 64 yards. Jamel Hamler added three grabs for 63 yards.

New Mexico State (3-5, 1-3) managed just 283 total yards. Aggie running back Seth Smith had 105 yards on 19 carries.

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