Oct. 6, 2012
University of New Mexico
Game 6 notes vs. Texas State (10/6/12)
-New Mexico game captains for Saturday's game are quarterback B.R. Holbrook, defensive tackle Ugo Uzodinma and defensive end Jacori Greer.
-Coach Bob Davie's third win this season matched UNM's win total from 2009-11 combined. The Lobos' .500 record through six games is their best record this late into the season since they were 4-4 through eight games in 2008.
-The Lobos rushed for 361 yards, going for 300 or more for the fourth time this season. The last time UNM rushed for at least 300 yards in four games was 1982.
-UNM's five sacks were its most since recording five against UTEP on Sept. 23, 2006. -UNM's attendance Saturday was 22,135, giving the team an average of 26,285 on the season. The Lobos averaged 20,027 fans in 2011.
-The Lobo defense held Texas State to 248 total yards and 32 yards rushing. The 32 yards rushing are the lowest UNM has given up since UTEP gained 30 on Sept. 23, 2006. The 248 total yards are the lowest the Lobos have allowed since giving up 218 to New Mexico State on Sept. 26, 2008.
-UNM's last 53 plays on offense were rushing plays.
-The Lobos' nine tackles for loss are a season-best.
-RB Kasey Carrier set career highs for the second time in three weeks. On Saturday, he had career highs in rushes (23), yardage (191) and touchdowns (four). His four TDs were the most since Rodney Ferguson scored four TD on Oct. 18, 2008 during UNM's 70-7 victory over San Diego State.
-Carrier now has six rushing TDs this season, which is one more than UNM's leading rusher, Crusoe Gongbay, had in 2011.
-RB Jhurell Pressley's 1-yard TD run in the second quarter gives him five rushing TDs on the season, to tie Gongbay's 2011 total.
-QB Cole Gautsche's 53-yard run in the fourth established a career high, bettering his 47-yard effort against Southern in the season opener.
-Gongbay received his first carry of the season.
-CB Destry Berry's interception at the start of the third quarter was the first of his career. He intercepted his second pass of the night on the last play of the game.
-OLB Joseph Harris recorded his first sack of the season, for a 1-yard loss, during the third quarter.
-CB DeShawn Mills' forced fumble in the fourth quarter was the first of his career.
-LB Rashad Rainey had a career-high 1.5 sacks.
-LB Dallas Bollema intercepted his first career pass in the fourth quarter.
-K Justus Adams missed for the first time in his career, hitting a 37-yard field-goal attempt wide left. He stayed perfect on extra points for the season, going 5-for-5 Saturday. Adams is 22-for-22 on PATs and 3-for-4 on FGs in 2012.