LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Yonus Davis rushed for 177 yards and a touchdown and Jeff Clark returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in the fourth quarter in San Jose State's 31-21 win over New Mexico State on Saturday night.
San Jose State (6-2, 3-1 WAC) trailed 21-18 when Spartan Patrick Perry broke through to block Aggie punter Jared Kaufman's kick with 12:57 left in the game. Clark picked up the ball at the 2-yard line and scored easily.
San Jose State quarterback Adam Tafralis clinched the win with a 1-yard touchdown with 2;35 left after New Mexico State (2-7, 0-5 WAC) failed to convert on a fourth down pass play near midfield.
Davis scored on a 25-yard run in the first quarter.
New Mexico State has lost 20 straight games to Division I-A opponents and has yet to win a Western Athletic Conference game since joining the league prior to the 2005 season. New Mexico State's two wins this year came against Division I-AA Southeast Louisiana and Texas Southern. The Aggies' last win over a Division I-A opponent was against Florida Atlantic late in the 2004 season.
The win was the first for San Jose State on the road since Nov. 8, 2003. The Spartans had lost 15 straight road games since then.
New Mexico State quarterback Chase Holbrook threw three touchdown passes and completed 34 of 49 passes for 364 yards. His scoring passes went to freshman running back Tonny Glynn for 29 yards, to wide receiver Chris Williams for 2 yards and a 59 yards to tight end Nick Cleaver.
The Aggies led 21-15 at halftime after stopping Spartans halfback James Callier near the goalline. Callier tried to score after picking up the ball which was fumbled by Tafralis.
Glynn, who moved from defensive back to running back this week in an effort to provide some punch to the Aggies' lethargic rushing game, had 109 total yards. He rushed for 68 and had 41 yards receiving.
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