Sept. 25, 2004
New Mexico vs. New Mexico State
Saturday, September 25, 2004
Aggie Memorial Stadium - Las Cruces, N.M.
New Mexico's 38-3 victory was the Lobos' biggest win in 43 trips to Las Cruces (since 1905)...the previous largest margin of victory was a 31-0 UNM win in 1983...UNM defeated its instate rival for the fourth time in the last five years and now holds a 62-28-5 record in the all-time series...UNM won in Las Cruces for the second time in the last three years...since 2000, New Mexico is 19-3 when scoring first in a game, including 2-0 this fall.
The Lobos finished with season-highs of 409 total yards and 321 rushing yards...New Mexico's 253 yards in the first half were 25 more than the Lobos had all game vs. New Mexico State last year in Albuquerque...UNM had 331 yards two years ago in Las Cruces.
UNM allowed NMSU just 124 yards of total offense, the third-lowest total under Rocky Long and stingiest effort since giving up 122 at Wyoming last year (26-3 UNM victory)...the Aggies ran 6 plays and gained 1 yard in the first quarter and finished with 36 yards on 13 plays in the first half...New Mexico has limited its last 3 opponents to a single field goal in the second half of each game.
Junior tailback DonTrell Moore left the game with a sprained MCL in his left knee while attempting to return the Aggies' punt on their first drive of the second half...NMSU hit Moore early on the play and was penalized for interfering with his ability to catch the punt...before his injury, Moore had rushed for 92 yards on 17 attempts and totaled 124 all-purpose yards in the first half...Moore passed Fred Henry for third on the all-time rushing list and Chuck Hill on the career all-purpose yards list...Moore has 2,940 rushing yards and 3,438 all-purpose yards in his career.
Senior tailback D.D. Cox notched his fourth career 100-yard game, finishing with 110 yards on 25 carries...Cox tied a career-high with 3 rushing TDs (at Texas Tech, 2003)...Cox had rushed for 50 yards on 16 attempts in 3 games this season...he had 60 yards in the first half...Saturday's game marked the sixth time that Cox has carried the ball at least 10 times in his 16-game career...5 of those games have come on the road.
Sophomore Kole McKamey had a pair of 23-yard runs, both career-long gains...McKamey's first quarter INT in the endzone was the Lobos' first turnover in the red zone this year.
Junior punter Tyler Gaus' first punt of the night was a career-long 62-yarder into the wind that landed on the NMSU 10-yard line...the Aggies punted 4 plays later and UNM scored on its ensuing possession...Gaus averaged 46.0 yards on 3 punts, and landed all 3 inside the 20-yard line...he had two settle on the 10 and stuck one at the 3-yard line.
True freshmen Travis Brown (WR) and Tyson Ditmore (S) made their collegiate debuts for the Lobos tonight...Brown had one catch for five yards, while Ditmore got in on a pair of tackles on kick off coverage...the duo are the first true freshmen to play for UNM this year...former WR Jonathan Harrell was the lone true freshman to play in 2003.
Junior tight end Logan Hall had a 31-yard catch to set up the Lobos' second TD of the day...it was Hall's first catch since the opening drive of the 2004 season-opener vs. Washington State.
Senior Josh Bazinet recorded his first career interception