Scores

Final

Alcorn State 10

(1-5, 1-2 SWAC)

New Mexico St 45

(2-2, 1-1 home)

1:30 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Aggie Memorial Stadium, Las Cruces, NM

1 2 3 4 T
ALCN 0 3 0 710
NMSU 7 31 7 045

Top Performers

Passing: C. Holbrook (NMSU) - 270 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Colston (NMSU) - 17 CAR, 127 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Williams (NMSU) - 6 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

New Mexico St. 45, Alcorn St. 10

Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Chris Williams carried an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown as he propelled New Mexico State to a 45-10 win over Alcorn State in Aggie Memorial on Saturday.

Williams caught 6 passes for 128 yards receiving, including an 80-yard TD-pass in the second quarter, as NMSU improved to 2-2 on the season. Alcorn State dropped to 1-5 overall, 0-1 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

The Aggies controlled the scoreboard with an opening drive that lasted less than a minute and ended with a 57-yard TD run by Marquell Colston and an extra point by Kyle Hughes.

NMSU went on to dominate the offensive battle with 571 total yards compared to 195 by Alcorn State.

Timothy Buckley went 11-for-21 for 141 yards in the first half before Tony Hobson, Jr. stepped into the pocket for the Braves. Hobson threw for 67 yards and completed 9-of-18 attempts.

Holbrook anchored the Aggies through three quarters with 270 yards passing on 20-of-25 attempts, and J.J. McDermott finished the game with 81 yards passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ALCN
NMSU
1st Downs1424
Total Yards195571
Passing208351
Rushing-13220
Penalties5-448-80
3rd Down Conversions0-117-11
4th Down Conversions0-00-2
Turnovers24
Possession28:4131:19

Passing Leaders

Alcorn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Buckley11/211416.700
New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook20/2527010.820

Rushing Leaders

Alcorn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young2157.5012
Brumfield4123.006
New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Colston171277.5257
Glynn7659.3023

Receiving Leaders

Alcorn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moore55210.4024
Arceneaux44611.5020
New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams612821.3180
Williams34515.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERALCNNMSU
TD13:59Marquell Colston 57 Yd Run (Kyle Hughes Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERALCNNMSU
TD14:00Chris Williams 80 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 014
TD08:33Marquell Colston 21 Yd Run (Kyle Hughes Kick) 021
FG03:48Taylor Richardson 20 Yd 321
TD02:19Marcus Anderson 32 Yd Pass From Chase Holbrook (Kyle Hughes Kick) 328
TD00:48Chris Williams 83 Yd Punt Return (Kyle Hughes Kick) 335
FG00:00Kyle Hughes 25 Yd 338
THIRD QUARTERALCNNMSU
TD04:16Ronald Opetaia 2 Yd Run (Kyle Hughes Kick) 345
FOURTH QUARTERALCNNMSU
TD13:47Tony Hobson Jr. 1 Yd Run (Taylor Richardson Kick) 1045