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Lobos Drop Battle with Rival Aggies, 42-28
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/01/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 1, 2011

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)-- The Lobos' were unable to top New Mexico losing 42-28.

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 replaced third-year head coach Mike Locksley 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 completed 22 of 36 passes for 265 yard and one touchdown.

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