Scores

Final

New Mexico 35

(2-3, 0-1 MW)

New Mexico St 24

(1-2, 0-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

8:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM

1 2 3 4 T
UNM 0 10 6 1935
NMSU 14 3 0 724

Top Performers

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

New Mexico 35, New Mexico St. 24

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNM
NMSU
1st Downs2315
Total Yards352430
Passing55382
Rushing29748
Penalties9-1046-83
3rd Down Conversions5-165-13
4th Down Conversions3-31-2
Turnovers11
Possession38:4021:20

Passing Leaders

New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gruner7/16553.411
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook24/3838210.131

Rushing Leaders

New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker371463.9111
Wright35518.3144
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Perez4256.3017
Colston4174.307

Receiving Leaders

New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams22211.0014
McQueen11818.0118
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson412130.3279
Harris811614.5184

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNMNMSU
TD14:42A.J. Harris 84 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 07
TD11:19Marcus Anderson 79 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERUNMNMSU
TD13:56Rodney Ferguson 1 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 714
FG10:59Kyle Hughes 44 Yd 717
FG01:07James Aho 28 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERUNMNMSU
FG06:16James Aho 42 Yd 1317
FG01:29James Aho 22 Yd 1617
FOURTH QUARTERUNMNMSU
TD12:27Marcus Anderson 22 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 1624
TD10:16Jermaine Mcqueen 18 Yd Pass From Brad Gruner (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2224
TD04:14Paul Baker 3 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2824
TD01:31James Wright 44 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 3524