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New Mexico vs. Texas Tech - Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/15/2012

Sept. 15, 2012

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University of New Mexico

Game 3 notes at Texas Tech (9/15/12)

-UNM team captains for Saturday's game against were TE Lucas Reed, OG LaMar Bratton and LB Dallas Bollema.
-UNM's 17-play drive that went 79 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter was their longest in terms of plays since a 17-play drive against Colorado State on Nov. 21, 2009. That drive resulted in a field goal.
-UNM allowed 42 first-half points, the most since Oregon scored 59 in the first half of the 2010 season opener.
-The Lobos allowed xxx yards of offense, the most since Oregon amassed 720 in the 2010 season opener. chk

Offense: -True freshman Carlos Wiggins had a career-high three receptions for 33 yards, including a career-long 13-yarder in the first quarter.
-TE Lucas Reed's 4-yard reception in the second quarter was his first this season.
-RB Kasey Carrier made his first start since the 2010 season finale against TCU on Nov. 27.
-RB Chase Clayton made his first career start in a two-RB formation. He recorded his first career reception, a 2- yarder in the third quarter.

Defense: -CB Devonta Tabannah recovered his first career fumble on a turnover by Texas Tech running back Kenny Williams in the second quarter. Tabannah was making his first appearance this season and had four tackles. He had recorded one tackle for loss.
-NT Rod Davis also played in his first game of the season, after the NCAA ruled him ineligible for the first two games of the season.
-LB Dallas Bollema's 14 tackles marked a career high. He also had a two tackles for loss.
-DB Brandon Branch made his first career start at free safety. He finished with a career-high five tackles.
-DB Cranston Jones made his first career start at nickel back as the defense started in a 4-2-5 alignment.
-DE Jacori Greer recorded his first sack since 2010 in the fourth quarter.

Special Teams: - P Ben Skaer's 65-yard punt in the second quarter was a career-long. His previous long of 59 yards came during the 2010 season. Skaer also had a 58-yard punt in the first quarter.
-Chase Clayton recorded a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. It was his second TD return this season. The other one also was 98 yards, coming against Southern in the season opener. He is now one TD return shy of equaling the UNM career record of three, set by Terrance Mathis in 1989.
-David Anaya made his first career kickoff return, a 15-yard effort in the first quarter.