They used to call him Touchdown Terry Wilson in Lexington, and the former Kentucky quarterback showed off some serious wheels in the season-opening win for New Mexico.

Wilson, who was named the starter for New Mexico early in fall camp, finished 21-of-27 for 179 yards and 3 touchdown passes in the Lobos’ 27-17 season-opening win over Houston Baptist. Those 3 TDs matched his career high at Kentucky.

Wilson left Kentucky as the only player in school history to have 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards, and he also collected 54 yards on 9 carries Thursday. He also caught a pass for 5 yards.

Wilson told the Herald-Leader before the season what he hoped to do in New Mexico.

“They’re very excited that I have experience and that I can come in and help teach these guys things that they haven’t learned, and show them, ‘Hey, this is what it takes to win football games,’” Wilson told the Herald-Leader in a preseason interview. “I’m very excited about that. I take pride in helping those guys out and just taking my knowledge from what I learned at Kentucky and pouring it into these guys. It’s a lot of good.”