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UNM Notes vs. UNLV
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/26/2010

Sept. 26, 2010

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New Mexico Game Notes vs. UNLV Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 - Sam Boyd Stadium

TEAM

  • New Mexico had a season-high 114 rushing yards at UNLV...it was the first time UNM has rushed for over 100 yards since Nov. 21, 2009 against Colorado State, 270.

  • The Lobo coaches wore Coach to Cure MD patches Saturday to raise awareness and funding for Muscular Dystrophy research.

  • The Lobos fall to 0-4 on the season and 0-2 in Mountain West Conference action...UNM is 0-2 on the road.

  • UNLV's fumble recovery returned for a touchdown was the first against UNM since Rodelin Anthony scored for the Rebels in 2008.

  • UNM is 3-9 in Mountain West road openers, and they have lost their last three.

  • Saturday's attendance was 16,961

    INDIVIDUAL

  • Freshman QB Tarean (TAR-ean) Austin
    - Made his first career start ... became the first Lobo quarterback to start as a true freshman since Jeremy Leach in 1988...he was 17-for-40 for 177 yards.
    - Austin's 17 completions were the most in a starting debut for a Lobo quarterback since 2001 when Casey Kelly went 20-for-30, and it was the second-most completions in a Lobo QB debut in the last 20 seasons.

  • Sophomore RB Demond Dennis
    - Rushed for a season-high 88 yards Saturday...his career-high is 133 vs. CSU last year.

  • Senior WR Bryant Williams
    - Caught his second touchdown of the season in the first quarter against UNLV...has had a TD reception in back-to-back games for UNM.

  • Senior WR Chris Hernandez
    - Had a career-high seven catches Saturday (for 66 yards)...his previous high was four set three times.

  • Junior WR Michael Scarlett
    - Made his first catch of the season as he made his first appearance of the season...he missed the beginning of the season after injuring his knee during spring ball.

  • Sophomore LB Spencer Merritt
    - Had a career-high 10 tackles

  • Junior K James Aho
    - Hit a 42-yard field goal with 20 seconds left, tying him for fourth on the UNM career list with 33 field goals, tying him with Kenny Byrd (2002-06). Next up are Colby Cason and Bob Berg, who are tied for second with 41 field goals.

  • Junior LB Carmen Messina
    - Had a season-high nine tackles
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