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NEW MEXICO 34, UTAH STATE 7

10/5/2003

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Ticker) -- DonTrell Moore rushed for
132 yards and scored two touchdowns, powering New Mexico to a
34-7 rout of Utah State.

Moore, whose 1,134 total yards were the third-highest among
freshman last season, tied a career high with 30 carries. He had
30 carries for the third time and averaged 4.4 yards per
attempt.

In his 14th career start, Moore scored on TDs of six and two
yards as New Mexico (3-3) won its second straigh.

Casey Kelly shook off a slow start to pass for 230 yards for New
Mexico. He completed just two of his first seven attempts, but
finished 13-of-22, including a 39-yard TD pass to Dwight Counter
with 8:53 remaining in the first half.

Counter had four catches for 104 yards and his TD made it 17-7
as the Lobos scored 17 straight points.

Utah State (1-4) came in averaging 322.5 yards per game on
offense but struggled against New Mexico's blitzing defense. The
Aggies' only score was a 79-yard TD pass to Barry Tolli less
than three minutes into the second quarter.

First-year starter Travis Cox, who threw for 308 yards in his
last two games, was 13-of-27 for a season-low 162 yards.