Scores

Final

San Diego State 7

(1-6, 0-3 MW)

New Mexico 70

(4-4, 2-2 MW)

Coverage: The Mtn.

6:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 0 0 7 07
UNM 21 28 7 1470

Top Performers

Passing: R. Lindley (SDSU) - 156 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Ferguson (UNM) - 25 CAR, 149 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: D. Mougey (SDSU) - 4 REC, 53 YDS, 1 TD

New Mexico 70, San Diego St. 7

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Misty-eyed and embarrassed, San Diego State coach Chuck Long was asked if he had lost more than a game Saturday night when New Mexico won in a 70-7 rout.

Had he lost his team?

"I don't know," said Long. "I hope this is the lowest point in our season. Everything is going wrong at once and we have a very fragile football team."

New Mexico (4-4 overall, 2-2 MWC) scored in bunches against the nation's worst rushing defense. Rodney Ferguson scored four touchdowns, and the Lobos' 49 first-half points were the most since 1946, when the school began keeping such stats.

That eclipses the previous high of 46 points against Northern Arizona in 1950.

The 70 points were the most ever given up by San Diego State (1-6, 0-3 MWC), which lost to New Mexico for the eighth straight time.

The game turned ugly quickly after Lobo cornerback Glover Quin intercepted a pass from freshman quarterback Ryan Lindley on the Aztecs' first possession.

The Lobos needed just four plays to go 46 yards after Quin's pick, with quarterback Brad Gruner scoring from the 20. The rout was on from there.

"I have never been ahead that far," Lobos coach Rocky Long said. "We got some big plays and some breaks early and the game got out of hand."

New Mexico's first half scores included a pair of 4-yard TD runs, a 5-yarder by Ferguson and a 13-yard TD run by Gruner after linebacker Carmen Messina recovered a fumble by Mekell Wesley on a kickoff return. Gruner also threw a 19-yard scoring pass to tight end Chris Mark with 23 seconds left in the first half.

Ferguson tied his career high with four TDs, the final one coming early in the third quarter on a 35-yard run.

San Diego State gave up 419 rushing yards and 565 total yards. The Aztecs' only score was on a 15-yard pass to Darren Mougay with 7:30 left in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
UNM
1st Downs1328
Total Yards227565
Passing161146
Rushing66419
Penalties6-458-47
3rd Down Conversions3-1311-16
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers31
Possession26:0333:57

Passing Leaders

San Diego StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lindley18/371564.211
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gruner8/11928.410

Rushing Leaders

San Diego StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sullivan9394.3017
Henderson8313.9010
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ferguson251496.0435
Wright161106.9027

Receiving Leaders

San Diego StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mougey45313.3122
Sullivan3289.3023
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bruno35819.3040
Williams33913.0022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDSUUNM
TD12:46Brad Gruner 20 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 07
TD09:11Rodney Ferguson 4 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 014
TD08:07Jaymar Latchison 28 Yd Fumble Return (James Aho Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERSDSUUNM
TD13:17Rodney Ferguson 4 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 028
TD06:41Rodney Ferguson 5 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 035
TD05:20Brad Gruner 13 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 042
TD00:23Chris Mark 19 Yd Pass From Brad Gruner (James Aho Kick) 049
THIRD QUARTERSDSUUNM
TD10:29Rodney Ferguson 35 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 056
TD07:30Darren Mougey 15 Yd Pass From Ryan Lindley (Lane Yoshida Kick) 756
FOURTH QUARTERSDSUUNM
TD14:28Matt Quillen 4 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 763
TD08:20Terence Brown 37 Yd Run (Yousuf Shakir Kick) 770