Sept. 26, 2010
New Mexico Game Notes vs. UNLV Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 - Sam Boyd Stadium
- 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.
- Rushed for a season-high 88 yards Saturday...his career-high is 133 vs. CSU last year.
- 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.
- Had a career-high seven catches Saturday (for 66 yards)...his previous high was four set three times.
- 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.
- Had a career-high 10 tackles
- 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.
- Had a season-high nine tackles