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Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/05/2009

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Individual
Senior QB Donovan Porterie

  • set a career high with 29 pass completions...40 attempts were the second-most of his career o passed Graham Leigh (1996-98) for 4th place all-time at UNM with 394 career pass completions

    Sophomore K James Aho

  • 2-2 on FGs, connecting from 19 and 48 yards...the 48-yarder ties a career long set last year against Arizona o 20-26 FGs in 13 career games at New Mexico...5 multiple field goal games

    Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey

  • did not start, but had career-highs of 7 tackles, 2.0 sacks (-20 yards)...also unofficially credited with 6 QB hurries/hits

    Senior LB Clint McPeek

  • 10 tackles in his first game at LB (former safety)...6th career game with double-digit stops - all since 2008

    Senior LB Tray Hardaway

  • Game-high 12 tackles, including 1.5 for loss, in his first career start...13 stops in 11 games (mostly special teams) last year

    Senior WR Daryl Jones

  • led the team with career-highs with 5 receptions for 53 yards...entered the night with 6 grabs for 72 yards in 34 career games

    Redshirt freshman RB A.J. Butler

  • 53 yards from scrimmage on just 7 touches (7.6 avg.) - all in the second half...3 carries for 22 yards and 4 catches for 31 yards

    True freshman RB Demond Dennis

  • first true freshman RB to start a season opener since Art Celestine at UTEP in 1991 o had 98 all-purpose yards: 10-23 rushing, 5-29 receiving and 46 on 2 KO returns
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