Scores

Final

BYU 10

(2-1)

New Mexico 7

(1-2, 0-1 MW)

8:00 PM ET, September 13, 2003

University Stadium, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

1 2 3 4 T
BYU 3 7 0 010
UNM 0 0 7 07

BYU 10, NEW MEXICO 7

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Ticker) -- After putting a scare into Southern California last week, Brigham Young got a scare of its own.

Ray Brathwaite rushed for 169 yards on 19 carries as the Cougars escaped with a 10-7 victory over New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams.

Last week, BYU (2-1, 1-0 MWC) suffered a 35-18 loss at USC but not before cutting a 21-0 deficit to 21-18 in the fourth quarter.

In this one, the Cougars narrowly avoided a second straight loss to New Mexico before beating the Lobos for the 21st time in the last 23 meetings.

New Mexico (1-2, 0-1) reached the Cougars 31 early in the fourth quarter, but Casey Kelly threw a three-yard completion to Adrian Boyd on 4th-and-4.

The Lobos were forced to punt on their next two possession and the Cougars ran out the clock by holding the ball for the final 4:47. They reached New Mexico's 13 when time expired. BYU took a 10-0 lead on Matt Payne's 20-yard field goal with 7:17 left in the first half and Matt Berry's 29-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Niu with six minutes left in the first half.

New Mexico closed to 10-7 on DonTrell Moore's three-yard TD run with 4:38 left in the third quarter. Moore rushed for 104 yards on 21 carries.

Berry completed 12-of-20 passes for 102. Kelly was 11-of-23 for 141 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BYU
UNM
1st Downs1418
Total Yards308312
Passing172141
Rushing136171
Penalties7-746-32
3rd Down Conversions5-164-15
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers01
Possession27:4232:18

Passing Leaders

Brigham YoungC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Mortense...7/16442.800-
Brathwai...1/12626.000-
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Kelly11/231416.100-
Sanders0/100.000-

Rushing Leaders

Brigham YoungCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brathwaite191698.9089
Stancil1-1-1.00-1
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore211045.0112
Byrd8263.305

Receiving Leaders

Brigham YoungRECYDSAVGTDLG
Christensen44611.5026
Brathwaite3186.009
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boyd58517.0066
Sanders34314.3020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBYUUNM
FG7:17MATT PAYNE 20 YD FG
Drive info: 5 plays, 89 yards.
30
SECOND QUARTERBYUUNM
TD6:00PHILIP NIU 29 YD PASS FROM MATT BERRY (MATT PAYNE KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 68 yards.
100
THIRD QUARTERBYUUNM
TD4:38DONTRELL MOORE 3 YD RUN (WES ZUNKER KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 71 yards.
107