Scores

Final

New Mexico 14

(0-8, 0-4 MW)

Colorado State 38

(3-6, 2-3 MW)

6:00 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Hughes Stadium (CO), Fort Collins, CO

1 2 3 4 T
UNM 7 7 0 014
CSU 21 10 7 038

Top Performers

Passing: P. Thomas (NCST) - 256 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: L. Mason (CSU) - 15 CAR, 124 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Kirk (UNM) - 5 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Colorado St. 38, New Mexico 14

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Freshman quarterback Pete Thomas ignited a 21-point first quarter with a touchdown pass, Leonard Mason ran for 124 yards and three scores, and Colorado State defeated winless New Mexico 38-14 Saturday night.

New Mexico lost starting quarterback B.R. Holbrook to a right shoulder injury late in the first quarter. He was hit by nose tackle Guy Miller and drilled into the turf as he released a pass that fell incomplete. The force of the blow sent Holbrook's helmet flying.

Thomas, standing up to the rush, delivered a 43-yard pass to Lou Greenwood for Colorado State's first touchdown, starting a 31-7 run that carried the Rams (3-6, 2/3 Mountain West) to a 31-14 halftime lead.

New Mexico (0-8, 0-4) fell to 1-19 in two seasons under coach Mike Locksley and have yet to win on the road. The Lobos' lone victory came against Colorado State last November, a 29-27 decision in Albuquerque.

Colorado State didn't leave the door open for late-game heroics this time around.

Thomas, who was 17 of 25 for 256 yards, hit tight end Eric Peitz for a 32-yard completion, helping set up Mason's first touchdown run. His 3-yard score snapped a 7-7 tie.

Tony Drake shook free on a reverse for a 34-yard touchdown run, giving Colorado State its first 21-point first quarter since Sept. 24, 2005, against Nevada.

After New Mexico's Stump Godfrey passed 10 yards to Ty Kirk for a score to pull the Lobos within 21-14, Colorado State answered with 27-yard field goal by Ben Deline and a 38-yard touchdown run by Mason, who had his sixth-career 100-yard rushing game and third this season.

Mason, who had 15 carries, added his career-best third rushing TD on a 2-yard run late in the third quarter. Freshman Chris Nwoke added 99 yards rushing on 19 carries.

New Mexico scored the game's first TD on James Wright's 1-yard run, set up by Holbrook's 41-yard completion to Kirk.

Holbrook was 4 of 6 for 59 yards. Godfrey was 8 of 16 for 82 yards and a touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNM
CSU
1st Downs1130
Total Yards237584
Passing141256
Rushing96328
Penalties4-302-15
3rd Down Conversions5-148-14
4th Down Conversions1-22-3
Turnovers00
Possession26:2733:33

Passing Leaders

New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Godfrey8/16825.110
Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thomas17/2525610.210

Rushing Leaders

New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Godfrey18724.0011
Wright10272.7117
Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mason151248.3338
Nwoke19985.2013

Receiving Leaders

New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Kirk59118.2141
Reed33812.7024
Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Greenwood25427.0143
Law33612.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNMCSU
TD13:11James Wright 1 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 70
TD10:31Lou Greenwood 43 Yd Pass From Pete Thomas (Ben Deline Kick) 77
TD04:48Leonard Mason 3 Yd Run (Ben Deline Kick) 714
TD01:30Tony Drake 34 Yd Run (Ben Deline Kick) 721
SECOND QUARTERUNMCSU
TD07:27Ty Kirk 10 Yd Pass From Stump Godfrey (James Aho Kick) 1421
TD04:44Leonard Mason 38 Yd Run (Ben Deline Kick) 1428
FG00:00Ben DeLine 27 Yd 1431
THIRD QUARTERUNMCSU
TD01:59Leonard Mason 2 Yd Run (Ben Deline Kick) 1438