(2-3, 1-1 away)
(1-2, 0-1 home)
8:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008
Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM
Passing: C. Holbrook (NMSU) - 382 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: P. Baker (UNM) - 37 CAR, 146 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: M. Anderson (NMSU) - 4 REC, 121 YDS, 2 TD
LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Paul Baker rushed for 146 yards and New Mexico rallied in the fourth quarter to beat New Mexico State 35-24 on Saturday night, the Lobos sixth straight victory in the series.
An 18-yard touchdown by Jermaine McQueen and a failed 2-point conversion pulled the Lobos to 24-22 with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Baker gave New Mexico the lead with a 3-yard touchdown run with 4:14 left in the game, and James Wright sealed the win with a 44-yard touchdown run two minutes later.
Chase Holbrook was 24-for-38 for 382 yards, including an 84-yard touchdown to A.J. Harris on the first snap of the game.
Redshirt freshman Brad Gruner started at quarterback for New Mexico in place of Donovan Porterie and completed 7 of 16 passes for 55 yards.