Scores

Final

New Mexico 20

(4-9, 1-7 MW)

Colorado State 24

(4-8, 3-5 MW)

7:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

Hughes Stadium (CO), Fort Collins, CO

1 2 3 4 T
UNM 7 0 3 1020
CSU 14 3 0 724

Top Performers

Passing: C. Smith (CSU) - 254 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Alexander (AKR) - 24 CAR, 112 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Hansley (CSU) - 5 REC, 102 YDS, 2 TD

Colorado St. 24, New Mexico 20

Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Conner Smith threw a fourth-quarter touchdown pass, and Kevin Pierre-Louis batted away a last-play pass in the end zone as Colorado State held on to defeat New Mexico 24-20 Saturday night.

With the Rams trailing 20-17 with 3:06 left, Smith, who was 19 for 26 for 254 yards and two TDs passing, took over at the Colorado State 24. It took seven plays and a key 6-yard run on fourth and 2 by Chris Nwoke to set up a 30-yard pass to Joe Hansley with 1:29 left.

Donnell Alexander ran for 112 yards for the Rams (4-8, 3-5 Mountain West).

After Hansley's touchdown, B.J. Holbrook was 5 of 6 passing and ran for 6 yards in driving the Lobos (4-9, 1-7) to the Colorado State 16, but missed his next two passes.

After a timeout, Holbrook, who was 12 of 21 for 205 yards and a touchdown, attempted to get a pass to Cory Wiggins in the end zone, but Pierre-Louis got in the way.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNM
CSU
1st Downs1726
Total Yards342413
Passing205254
Rushing137159
Penalties4-744-47
3rd Down Conversions5-142-10
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers01
Possession28:0931:51

Passing Leaders

New MexicoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Holbrook12/212059.810
Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith19/262549.821

Rushing Leaders

New MexicoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Carrier16593.7111
Gautsche10414.1016
Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alexander241124.7126
Nwoke11494.5022

Receiving Leaders

New MexicoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pressley15555.0155
Aho14848.0048
Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hansley510220.4230
Law55711.4017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNMCSU
TD12:18Joe Hansley 29 Yd Pass From Conner Smith (Jared Roberts Kick) 07
TD06:30Donnell Alexander 3 Yd Run (Jared Roberts Kick) 014
TD00:51Kasey Carrier 1 Yd Run (Justus Adams Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERUNMCSU
FG02:14Jared Roberts 48 Yd 717
THIRD QUARTERUNMCSU
FG05:42Justus Adams 38 Yd 1017
FOURTH QUARTERUNMCSU
FG10:28Justus Adams 30 Yd 1317
TD03:12Jhurell Pressley 55 Yd Pass From B.R. Holbrook (Justus Adams Kick) 2017
TD01:29Joe Hansley 30 Yd Pass From Conner Smith (Jared Roberts Kick) 2024