Scores

Final

Sacramento St 0

(0-3, 0-1 Big Sky)

New Mexico 58

(3-1, 2-0 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 22, 2007

University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 0 0 0 00
UNM 10 20 14 1458

Top Performers

Passing: D. Porterie (UNM) - 239 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: R. Ferguson (UNM) - 18 CAR, 129 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: T. Brown (UNM) - 7 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD

New Mexico 58, Sacramento St. 0

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Rodney Ferguson had 129 yards rushing and a career-high four touchdowns and Donovan Porterie threw for 229 yards and a score as New Mexico beat Sacramento State 58-0 on Saturday night.

Travis Brown added 105 yards receiving, his third straight week over the 100-yard mark, and the Lobos (3-1) looked sharp one week after a 29-27 win at Arizona, enjoying a warmup for next week's Mountain West opener against BYU.

New Mexico is 3-1 for the second time in coach Rocky Long's 10 seasons.

Sacramento State (0-3), which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision formerly known as Division I-AA, dropped to 0-7 against I-A opponents since 2002 and sustained its worst loss since a 60-0 defeat to Cal Lutheran in 1988.

The Lobos lost last year's opener 17-6 to Portland State, another Big Sky member, but made sure to put this one away early.

Ferguson scored on runs of 6, 10, 4 and 17 yards, each time reaching the end zone without much contact from the defense, as New Mexico coasted to a 30-0 halftime lead and made it 44-0 in the third quarter.

Ferguson has broken the 100-yard rushing mark six times in the past seven games, including the last four at home.

The Hornets, meanwhile, didn't help themselves.

Torrell Baker fumbled away a punt, Jody Johnson was penalized for a late hit after the Lobos converted on fourth down and receiver Tony Washington lost a ball that was intercepted by New Mexico's O.J. Swift.

Each of those miscues led to scores -- worth 17 points -- on New Mexico's last three first-half possessions.

The Lobos kept the momentum going after the break. Porterie threw a 24-yard TD pass to Brown and Ferguson swept the right side and weaved for a 17-yard scoring run to make it 44-0.

New Mexico finished with 499 total yards and held the Hornets to 104.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAC
UNM
1st Downs629
Total Yards104499
Passing27267
Rushing77232
Penalties6-505-35
3rd Down Conversions2-116-13
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers30
Possession25:2134:39

Passing Leaders

Sacramento StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith3/7182.600
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Porterie19/262298.810

Rushing Leaders

Sacramento StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones18331.8012
Velez9333.708
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ferguson181297.2427
Baker14453.2010

Receiving Leaders

Sacramento StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lane11212.0012
Perry382.706
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown610517.5140
Smith7699.9014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSACUNM
FG10:27John Sullivan 36 Yd 03
TD07:00Rodney Ferguson 6 Yd Run (John Sullivan Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERSACUNM
FG14:52John Sullivan 30 Yd 013
TD08:55Rodney Ferguson 10 Yd Run (John Sullivan Kick) 020
TD01:33Rodney Ferguson 4 Yd Run (John Sullivan Kick) 027
FG00:22John Sullivan 37 Yd 030
THIRD QUARTERSACUNM
TD06:59Travis Brown 24 Yd Pass From Donovan Porterie (John Sullivan Kick) 037
TD02:51Rodney Ferguson 17 Yd Run (John Sullivan Kick) 044
FOURTH QUARTERSACUNM
TD14:54Roland Bruno 22 Yd Run (John Sullivan Kick) 051
TD02:18Jonathan Brooks 7 Yd Pass From Bryan Clampitt (John Sullivan Kick) 058