New Mexico vs. Nevada Post Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/15/2011

Oct. 15, 2011

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New Mexico Postgame Notes - Game 6 vs. Nevada


  • Game captains for New Mexico: Junior quarterback B.R. Holbrook, senior wolf safety Bubba Forrest, senior kicker James Aho.
  • New Mexico's last five opponents have scored 14 points or more in the first quarter, and its last two (New Mexico State and Nevada) each have scored 21. Opponents have outscored UNM by a combined 84-10 in the opening quarter through the first six games of the season.
  • Nevada QB Cody Fajardo completed his first 10 passes of the game. That was the most completions in succession by a Lobo foe to start a game since Texas Tech's Seth Doege completed his first 15 on Sept. 17.
  • The Lobos allowed an opponent to score more than 40 points for the fifth consecutive game. UNM last gave up at least 40 points in five straight games in the 1987-88 seasons (four in '87 and one in '88). The streak also is the most for a single season since New Mexico allowed seven straight foes to score more than 40 in 1967.
  • UNM forced three turnovers (two fumbles, one interception), which were a season high.
  • WR Lamaar Thomas gained 24 yards on six carries and had 146 yards on kickoff returns to lead the team with 170 all-purpose yards.
  • WR Ty Kirk retained his label as QB B.R. Holbrook's favorite target, catching six passes for 42 yards in the first half.
  • TE Andrew Aho's 19-yard reception was a career-long.
  • Redshirt freshman WR Jeric Magnant saw his first career action in the fourth quarter.
  • QB Tarean Austin scored his first rushing TD this season on a 17-yard run in the fourth quarter.
  • OLB Dallas Bollema forced his first fumble of the season, stripping Wolf Pack WR Kolby Arendse in the first quarter.
  • Wolf safety Bubba Forrest recovered the fumble, the first of his career.
  • Lobo back Zach Dancel intercepted the first pass of his career with 50 seconds left in the first half and made 14 yards on the return.
  • CB Destry Berry, making his first start in three games, had a career-high eight tackles in the first half alone. He finished with 11.
  • MLB Carmen Messina had 11 tackles to move into eighth place on UNM's career tackles list with 366, surpassing Mike Forrest (1976-79).
Special Teams
  • Ben Skaer's blocked punt (by Nevada's Bubba Boudreaux) in the first quarter was the first UNM had allowed since Texas Tech's Jon Brydon blocked one on Sept , 11, 2010. Later in the first quarter, Skaer forced the first fumble of his career.
  • Toby Ball saw the first action of his career as the upback on the kickoff return team.