Postgame Notes: UNM at Texas Tech - Oct. 3, 2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/10/2009

Oct. 10, 2009

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2009 New Mexico Football
Postgame Notes
UNM at Wyoming - Oct. 10, 2009


  • After the 37-13 loss, New Mexico is 0-6 for the first time since 1987 when it finished the season 0-11...UNM has lost 10 straight games, the longest since 10 consecutive setbacks in 1990-91

  • UNM has also dropped 7 straight MWC road games, 6 consecutive conference games and 6 straight road games overall

  • The Lobos lose at Wyoming for the first time since 1999, putting an end to a 4-game winning streak to the Cowboys in Laramie

  • UNM had a season-high 7 pass breakups...the previous high was 3 against New Mexico State and Texas Tech

  • New Mexico did not score in the second half for the first time since last year's game at Air Force, a span of 10 games

  • The Lobos allowed a safety for the first time in 4 years when RB James Wright was tackled in the end zone in the 1st quarter...the last safety had been by Colorado State's Brady Smith in 2005 when he tackled QB Kole McKamey in the end zone

  • New Mexico took a 7-0 lead in the 1st quarter, scoring first for the first time this season


Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey

  • the MWC's leader in tackles for loss (11.5) had 5 tackles, including 2 TFL for 10 yards in losses
Sophomore LB Carmen Messina
  • 11 tackles for his 5th straight game with double-digit tackles o came into the game 1st in the nation, averaging 13.8 tackles a game o also had a PBU and blocked an extra point in the 3rd quarter
Senior P Adam Miller
  • punted 4 times for a 48.3-yard average o averaged 49.4 yards on 15 kicks the past 3 games, increasing his season average to 44.4 yards
Redshirt freshman TB A.J. Butler
  • tied a career-high for the second straight game with 9 receptions for a career-high 59 yards
  • 18 catches the past 2 games, giving him a team-high 29 in 2009
Sophomore K James Aho
  • 2 of 2 on field goals, connecting from 39 and 31 yards o tied with Joe Bibbo for 9th all-time at UNM with 24 FGs
Senior QB Donovan Porterie
  • 26 of 40 passing for 252 yards, 2 interceptions and 1 TD o moved into 6th place at UNM with 25 career TD passes
Redshirt freshman WR Ty Kirk
  • caught 3 passes for 40 yards, including his first career TD reception from 23 yards o also returned 4 kickoffs for 61 yards, including one for 35 yards, which is the Lobos' longest of the season
Junior WR Chris Hernandez
  • tied a career-high with 4 receptions for 55 yards
Junior OG Mike Cannon
  • made his first career start as a Lobo