Oct. 4, 2003
UTAH STATE VS. NEW MEXICO
University Stadium - Albuquerque, N.M.
UNM's 27-point win is the biggest margin of victory in the series since 1963, when Utah State won 47-14...the last 3 games between the two had been decided by a total of 7 points, with the past two going into overtime.
Tonight's attendance of 31,435 was the fourth straight home crowd of 30,000 or more...average attendance after 4 games is 36,111
With the win, New Mexico improves to 3-3 on the year and it has won two straight...the Lobos' are 11-3 in their last 14 home games and have won eight of their last nine against non-conference competition...UNM is also 9-4 in October games since 1999.
UNM was 5-of-6 in the red zone tonight with three touchdowns and two field goals...the Lobos are 22-24 in the red zone this season... Kole McKamey's interception in the fourth quarter ended UNM's streak of scoring on 12 straight trips in the red zone.
UNM has forced eight turnovers in its past two games (3 tonight and 5 vs. NMSU) after forcing none against in the two previous games versus BYU and Washington State.
Sophomore RB DonTrell Moore recorded his 8th career 100-yard rushing game, including 5-straight at University Stadium...Moore is now 17th on the UNM all-time rushing list with 1,651 yards and passed Rocky Long for fifth all-time with 22 career rushing TDs...the Roswell native is averaging 124 yards in his past 7 home games and also has 16 TDs in that span.
Senior QB Casey Kelly improved to 14-11 as a starter and is now is tied with Jim Cromartie (1960-62) and David Osborn (1979-82) for fourth all-time wins list.
Senior DE Daniel Kegler has recorded a sack in four straight games...Kegler leads the Lobos with (4) sacks this season and is the UNM active leader with (12.5) career sacks...UNM has recorded a sack in 19-straight games.
Senior WR Dwight Counter had a season-high four catches for 106 yards...Counter's 39-yard TD catch in the second quarter was his 8th career TD reception of 25 yards or more