7:00 PM ET, November 1, 2003
Aggie Memorial Stadium, LAS CRUCES, NM
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Chris Easley ran for 114 yards and a touchdown Saturday night as Arkansas State rallied to beat New Mexico State 28-24.
The Aggies had a chance at the lead with 36 seconds left in the game, but NMSU quarterback Buck Pierce threw an incomplete pass on fourth and 15 as the Indians held the line on their own 18.
Arkansas State then ran out the clock for the win.
Elliot Jacobs had 151 yards passing with two touchdowns for the Indians (4-5, 2-2 Sun Belt).
Pierce had 314 yards passing, including two touchdowns and Ronshay Jenkins had six catches for 126 yards in the loss.
The Indians took the lead for good as Easley ran it in from 11 yards out with 3:23 remaining.
The Aggies (2-7, 1-4 Sun Belt) started their last drive from their own 15-yard line with 3:17 remaining. They made it to the Indians' 18.
New Mexico State had taken a 24-21 lead with 9:38 remaining after a quarterback plunge by Pierce from the one-yard line.
The Indians dominated the third quarter on both sides of the line.
Jacobs threw two touchdown passes, one to Mike Brooke for six yards and the other to Jason Wood for 23 yards, giving the Indians a 21-17 lead to close out the third period.
And the Indian defense held the Aggies to 12 yards' total offense in the third.
|3rd Down Conversions||11-17||7-15|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||2-3|
|TD||9:46||SHERMAR BRACEY 3 YD RUN (ERIC NEIHOUSE KICK)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 66 yards.
|TD||7:25||JARED QUICK 32 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE (DARIO AGUINIGA KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
|FG||7:35||DARIO AGUINIGA 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yards.
|TD||3:43||ALEX DAVIS 2 YD PASS FROM BUCK PIERCE (DARIO AGUINIGA KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 95 yards.
|TD||4:39||MIKE BROOKS 6 YD PASS FROM ELLIOTT JACOBS (ERIC NEIHOUSE KICK)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 55 yards.
|TD||0:34||JASON WOOD 23 YD PASS FROM ELLIOTT JACOBS (ERIC NEIHOUSE KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 62 yards.
|TD||9:38||BUCK PIERCE 1 YD RUN (DARIO AGUINIGA KICK)|
Drive info: 16 plays, 78 yards.
|TD||3:23||CHRIS EASLEY 10 YD RUN (ERIC NEIHOUSE KICK)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 80 yards.