Scores

Final

New Mexico 24

(3-4, 1-2 MW)

UNLV 20

(2-5, 1-2 MW)

3:00 PM ET, October 16, 2004

Sam Boyd Stadium, LAS VEGAS, NV

1 2 3 4 T
UNM 7 3 14 024
UNLV 10 7 0 320

Top Performers

Passing: S. Steichen (UNLV) - 124 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Moore (UNM) - 26 CAR, 141 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Johnson (UNLV) - 6 REC, 144 YDS, 2 TD

Rebels commit six turnovers, lose lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- DonTrell Moore ran for 141 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries to lead New Mexico to a 24-20 win over UNLV on Saturday.

UNLV was slowed by six turnovers, tying the most by a Lobos foe in Rocky Long's seven years of coaching at UNM.

Marcus Smith rushed for 83 yards for New Mexico (3-4, 1-2 Mountain West), including a 65-yard scoring run down the right sideline with 6:59 left in the third quarter, tying the game at 17.

"I hadn't gotten to run it," Smith said of fly-series handoffs. "But today I got it four times. I hope I get it more and more."

New Mexico took the lead for good when Kole McKamey tossed a 34-yard scoring pass to Anthony Carter later in the period. McKamey completed 14 of 26 passes for 92 yards.

"We were throwing short all day to try to take advantage of how far off (the cornerbacks) play on the ball," McKamey said.

Earvin Johnson caught two touchdown passes and finished with 144 yards receiving for UNLV (2-5, 1-2). Dominique Dorsey ran for 110 yards on 18 carries.

The Lobos stopped UNLV late when Mike Mohoric sacked quarterback Kurt Nantkes, who fumbled. New Mexico's Fola Fashola recovered the ball at the 44-yard line with 1:07 left.

"That game was exactly like I thought it was going to be," Long said. "I thought it was going to be momentum shifting back and forth and whoever got the momentum shift at the end of the game was going to win.

"We caused the fumble at the end of the game, so we won," Long said.

Nantkes finished 8-of-18 for 82 yards and an interception, and Shane Steichen completed 9 of14 for 124 yards and an interception for the Rebels.

The Lobos outrushed the Rebels 284 yards to 156.

Steichen threw scoring passes of 19 and 47 yards to Johnson in the first half as UNLV build a 17-10 halftime lead.

The Lobos jumped to a 7-0 lead on Moore's 8-yard run up the right side with 7:41 left in the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNM
UNLV
1st Downs1819
Total Yards376362
Passing92206
Rushing284156
Penalties11-1014-35
3rd Down Conversions4-175-14
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers06
Possession35:0025:00

Passing Leaders

New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
McKamey14/26923.510-
Moore0/100.000-
UNLVC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Nantkes8/18824.601-
Steichen9/141248.921-

Rushing Leaders

New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Moore261415.4118
Smith38327.7165
UNLVCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dorsey181106.1045
Jackson3248.0010

Receiving Leaders

New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Baskett6223.707
Moore4184.505
UNLVRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson614424.0247
Marshall6416.8011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNMUNLV
TD12:03DONTRELL MOORE 8 YD RUN (WES ZUNKER KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 50 yards.
70
FG9:33SERGIO AGUAYO 35 YD FG
Drive info: 9 plays, 58 yards.
73
TD1:52EARVIN JOHNSON 19 YD PASS FROM SHANE STEICHEN (SERGIO AGUAYO KICK)
Drive info: 3 plays, 25 yards.
710
SECOND QUARTERUNMUNLV
TD10:39EARVIN JOHNSON 47 YD PASS FROM SHANE STEICHEN (SERGIO AGUAYO KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 80 yards.
717
FG5:07WES ZUNKER 32 YD FG
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yards.
1017
THIRD QUARTERUNMUNLV
TD6:59MARCUS SMITH 65 YD RUN (WES ZUNKER KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 87 yards.
1717
TD2:49ANTHONY CARTER 34 YD PASS FROM KOLE MCKAMEY (WES ZUNKER KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 49 yards.
2417
FOURTH QUARTERUNMUNLV
FG11:24SERGIO AGUAYO 40 YD FG
Drive info: 11 plays, 52 yards.
2420