Sept. 27, 2003
Tonight's attendance of 44,075 was the largest in UNM history...the previous best was the 41,771 fans who watched the Lobos season-opening 26-6 victory over UTEP on Sept. 1, 2001. ..average attendance now is 37,671 for three games in 2003
The Lobos snapped a 3-game losing streak tonight...they have not lost 4 in a row since the last 4 games of the 1998 season...they are now 3-9 in the month of September since 2001
UNM is 10-3 in its last 13 home games and has won 7 of its last 8 games at University Stadium against non-conference teams
Senior QB Casey Kelly, despite not playing in the 2nd half, is now 13-11 as a starter at UNM...he is 6th all-time at UNM in career wins
The 228 yards of total offense is UNM's lowest since getting 199 last year against Texas Tech...UNM is averaging 265 yards of total offense the past 3 games...Lobos scored 17 second half points, but only had 76 yards of total offense.
NMSU WR Ronshay Jenkins' 200 yards receiving are the most by an opponent since San Diego State's Will Blackwell tallied 210 yards receiving in the 1995 season...Jenkins' 72-yard TD reception was also the longest against UNM this season
New Mexico has scored 17 out of 18 times in the redzone this season...UNM was a perfect 4-for-4 tonight, with three touchdowns and one field goal...on the season UNM has 15 touchdowns and two field goals on 18 redzone trips.
Senior safety Sidney Wiley has 3 of the Lobos' 5 interceptions this season
Sophomore running back DonTrell Moore tied a career-high with 30 carries tonight, a mark he set against Colorado State on 11/23/02. Moore finished the night with 113 yards and two touchdowns...it's the 7th 100-yard rushing game of his career
Moore is now No. 18 all-time at UNM with 1,519 career rushing yards...his 20 career rushing TDs rank 6th all-time
Junior Wes Zunker's 43-yard field goal was his first since connecting from 28 yards out at Air Force last year, a span of 15 games
Senior deep snapper Martin Lovato notched the second forced fumble of his career, both of which have set up Lobo TDs...Lovato also had a hit and forced fumble vs. Utah last year.
New Mexico forced 5 turnovers on the night (3 fumbles, 2 interceptions) after going 2 games without a takeaway...UNM has never gone 3 straight games without causing a turnover.
UNM senior linebacker Billy Strother led the team with 11 tackles tonight, to follow up a career-high 15 tackles at Washington State...Strother is averaging just over nine tackles a game this season.
UNM sophomore running back Tony Frazier saw his first game action since Aug. 31, 2002 versus Weber State...Frazier had one kickoff return for 31 yards.
Sophomore WR Hank Baskett III caught his fourth touchdown pass of his career. Baskett now has four touchdowns on eight career receptions.