Scores

Final

New Mexico St 42

(2-3, 2-1 away)

New Mexico 28

(0-5, 0-4 home)

8:00 PM ET, October 1, 2011

University Stadium (NM), Albuquerque, NM

1 2 3 4 T
NMSU 21 7 7 742
UNM 0 7 7 1428

Top Performers

Passing: M. Christian (NMSU) - 296 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: K. Turner (NMSU) - 24 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Franklin (NMSU) - 5 REC, 115 YDS, 1 TD

New Mexico St. 42, New Mexico 28

Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Even a change in head coaches didn't do much for New Mexico on Saturday as rival New Mexico State got three first-quarter touchdown passes from quarterback Matt Christian in a 42-28 victory.

It was the first time in more than 40 years that New Mexico State has won three straight in the series. The margin of victory for the Aggies was their largest since 1968.

On Sept. 25, New Mexico fired third-year head coach Mike Locksley and replaced him with defensive coordinator George Barlow.

Christian finished 16 for 27 for 296 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 101 yards and another TD for NMSU (2-3).

Kenny Turner added 109 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown for the Aggies.

Crusoe Gongbay had two touchdown runs for New Mexico (0-5) and Ty Kirk had 11 catches for 90 yards, giving him consecutive games with double-digit receptions.

"We have a thing on our board that says, `Fast start,' " Christian said. "It's one of the keys to being a good offense. It's been a focus for us all year so now we had to come out and do that this week. That's about as fast a start as you can get, really, so we were real happy with that. Nothing wrong with 21-0 in the first quarter."

New Mexico quarterback B.R. Holbrook said the team tried to ignore the coaching issues to focus on the game.

"Some of the higher-ups made some decisions and as players it affects us greatly, but at the end of the day, we cannot control their decisions," he said.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NMSU
UNM
1st Downs2725
Total Yards538428
Passing296265
Rushing242163
Penalties7-681-15
3rd Down Conversions11-147-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers11
Possession33:5826:02

Passing Leaders

New Mexico StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christian16/2729611.040
New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook22/362657.411

Rushing Leaders

New Mexico StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner241094.5129
Christian151016.7120
New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gongbay10545.4211
Wright9455.0012

Receiving Leaders

New Mexico StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin511523.0150
Lee36220.7127
New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Long69415.7044
Kirk11908.2013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNMSUUNM
TD14:16Todd Lee 22 Yd Pass From Matt Christian (Tyler Stampler Kick) 70
TD07:26Austin Franklin 50 Yd Pass From Matt Christian (Tyler Stampler Kick) 140
TD01:42Kemonte Bateman 25 Yd Pass From Matt Christian (Tyler Stampler Kick) 210
SECOND QUARTERNMSUUNM
TD08:17Crusoe Gongbay 8 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 217
TD04:07Matt Christian 1 Yd Run (Tyler Stampler Kick) 287
THIRD QUARTERNMSUUNM
TD06:30Kenny Turner 29 Yd Run (Tyler Stampler Kick) 357
TD01:45Demarcus Rogers 9 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 3514
FOURTH QUARTERNMSUUNM
TD03:12Crusoe Gongbay 1 Yd Run (James Aho Kick) 3521
TD01:46Jerrel Brown 15 Yd Pass From Matt Christian (Tyler Stampler Kick) 4221
TD00:39Lamaar Thomas 19 Yd Pass From B.R. Holbrook (James Aho Kick) 4228