Scores

Final

New Mexico 14

(1-3, 0-1 MW)

Tulsa 56

(3-0, 1-0 American)

7:05 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK

1 2 3 4 T
UNM 0 0 7 714
TLSA 21 14 7 1456

Top Performers

Passing: D. Johnson (TLSA) - 469 YDS, 6 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: R. Ferguson (UNM) - 27 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (TLSA) - 5 REC, 109 YDS, 3 TD

Tulsa 56, New Mexico 14

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. -- David Johnson threw for 469 yards and six touchdowns as Tulsa christened its newly remodeled H.A. Chapman Stadium with a 56-14 victory over New Mexico Saturday.

Johnson, who entered the game as the nation's leader in pass efficiency, completed 24 of 39 passes in a performance marred only by two interceptions.

Receivers Slick Shelley and Damaris Johnson each had two touchdown catches and exceeded 100 yards receiving. Tulsa finished with 606 yards total offense against a defense that had been allowing just 305 per game.

Tulsa's defense chipped in as well, as Roy Roberts returned an interception 41 yards for a score as Tulsa (3-0) limited New Mexico (1-3) to 316 yards of offense.

It was the second consecutive week of six scoring tosses for Johnson, a senior who backed up record-setting Paul Smith for three seasons. Johnson directed Tulsa to touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions, with the only miscue being an interception in the end zone by the Aggies' Glover Quin.

The situation worsened for New Mexico when quarterback Donovan Porterie was injured with 3:42 to play in the first half. Porterie had completed 11 of 13 passes for 92 yards with one interception.

Brad Gruner replaced Porterie and connected with Bryant Williams on a 21-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter. New Mexico also scored on a 37-yard run by Rodney Ferguson, who gained 122 yards on 27 carries.

Johnson threw for 324 yards in the first half alone, his third consecutive game with more than 300 yards passing. Tulsa, which led the nation in total offense in 2007, has thrown for more than 300 yards in 17 consecutive games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNM
TLSA
1st Downs1628
Total Yards316606
Passing190469
Rushing126137
Penalties8-653-45
3rd Down Conversions5-1414-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers43
Possession32:1427:46

Passing Leaders

New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gruner7/12988.213
TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson24/3946912.062

Rushing Leaders

New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ferguson271224.5137
Porterie451.309
TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Adams12574.8011
Opeseyitan5234.6010

Receiving Leaders

New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hernandez47318.3039
Bruno45112.8028
TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shelley612921.5264
Johnson510921.8342

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNMTLSA
TD12:17Damaris Johnson 23 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 07
TD05:42Slick Shelley 13 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 014
TD00:28Damaris Johnson 28 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERUNMTLSA
TD08:56A.J. Whitmore 7 Yd Run (Jarod Tracy Kick) 028
TD00:51Slick Shelley 64 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 035
THIRD QUARTERUNMTLSA
TD06:35Charles Clay 20 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 042
TD05:08Rodney Ferguson 37 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 742
FOURTH QUARTERUNMTLSA
TD10:28Damaris Johnson 9 Yd Pass From David Johnson (Jarod Tracy Kick) 749
TD09:06Roy Roberts 41 Yd Interception Return (Jarod Tracy Kick) 756
TD03:45Bryant Williams 21 Yd Pass From Brad Gruner (James Aho Kick) 1456