2009 New Mexico Football
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/28/2009

Nov. 28, 2009

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UNM at TCU - Nov. 28, 2009


  • After the 51-10 loss to No. 4 and undefeated TCU, New Mexico finishes the season 1-11 overall and 1-7 (8th place) in the Mountain West Conference

  • The Horned Frogs have an 8-3 series lead and have won all 5 MWC games played by a combined score of 190-62

  • The Lobos limited TCU to 202 yards rushing and 430 total yards...the Horned Frogs had averaged 349.8 rushing yards and 550.3 yards of total offense in its previous 4 games

  • New Mexico has dropped 12 straight games to opponents residing in the Lone Star State...the last win was 40-10 at TCU on Nov. 1, 1997...since that victory, UNM is 0-4 at Texas Tech, 0-3 at UTEP and TCU and 0-1 at Baylor and Texas A&M

  • UNM scored a TD at the 5:43 mark of the 2nd quarter, ending a span of more than 10 quarters since its last TD against TCU...the last one before today had been in Albuquerque in 2006 at the 13:45 mark of the 4th period


    Sophomore LB Carmen Messina

  • finished with 17 tackles (9 solo) - his 10th game this season with 10+ tackles - came into the game 1st in the nation at 13.2 tackles a game...finished at 13.5 a game o finished 2009 with 162 tackles, tying Mike Forrest (1978) for 3rd on the UNM single season list

    Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey

  • had 2 tackles, a sack, a PBU and recovered a fumble o finished the year by leading UNM with 9.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss o it's the most sacks in a season since Brian Johnson had 9.5 in 2000
  • 9.5 TFL ranks tied for 9th on UNM's single-season list

    Redshirt freshman Ty Kirk

  • 3 catches for 24 yards to finish the season with 35 receptions and a team-high 418 yards - most catches by a Lobo freshman since Carl Winston (42) in 1990 o top freshman receiver in the Mountain West Conference

    Senior P Adam Miller

  • 8 punts for a 41.8-yard average
  • the MWC's leading punter finishes the season with a 44.0-yard average on 64 punts - 44-yard average is the 4th-highest single-season average in school history

    Senior S Frankie Solomon

  • 8 tackles, plus 2 KO returns for 61 yards and 4 punt returns for 22 yards

    Senior QB Donovan Porterie

  • 20 of 43 passing for 162 yards and a career-high 4 interceptions, 2 that were returned for TDs - career passing numbers: 614 of 1,058 (58%), 6,756 yards, 33 TDs and 29 interceptions
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