Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/31/2009

Oct. 31, 2009

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• After a narrow 23-20 loss at San Diego State, New Mexico is 0-8 for the first time since 1987 when it finished 0-11...UNM has lost 12 straight games, the longest since a 12-game slide in 1987-88...the Lobos' last win was 70-7 against San Diego State on Oct. 18, 2008

• UNM has also dropped 8 consecutive conference games, 8 straight MWC road games and 7 road games in a row

• The Lobos had won 8 straight games against San Diego State overall and 6 in a row over the Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium...UNM's last loss at SDSU was in 1995

• The Lobos led 3-0 at the end of the 1st quarter (and 10-0) in the 2nd quarter...the last time UNM blanked an opponent in the 1st quarter was last year against San Diego State when it led 21-0

• UNM came into the game allowing 177 rushing yards a game, but gave up just 50 tonight

• New Mexico had the ball for 33:38...it came into the game averaging just 26:05 in time of possession the first 7 games

• The Lobos converted 9 of 20 3rd downs, by far the best of the season...they came into the game last in the nation (120th) at a conversion rate of 24% (24-99)

• UNM did not commit a turnover for the first time this season...the Lobos are now 19-5 since 1998 when not committing a turnover


Senior QB Donovan Porterie
• 27-52 passing for 277 yards, 1 TD and no interceptions • scored the 1st rushing TD of his 33-game career, a 1-yard sneak in the 2nd quarter • 119-206 (58%) for 1,270 yards (254 / game) with 7 TDs and 3 INTs the past 5 games • passed Casey Kelly for 3rd place all-time at UNM with 6,139 career passing yards • passed Graham Leigh for 4th place all-time at UNM with 5,897 yards of total offense

Sophomore LB Carmen Messina
• the nation's leading tackler had 11 stops for his 7th straight game with double-digit tackles, the longest streak with 10+ tackles by a Lobo since LB/S Quincy Black (now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) had 7 in a row in 2006

• came into the game 1st in the nation in tackles, averaging 13.8 a game; average is now 13.5 • also recorded his 3rd sack of the year, giving him 7.0 tackles for loss in 2009 • has 108 tackles on the season; last year's tackles leader was Clint McPeek with 103

Senior WR Daryl Jones
• set career-highs with 8 catches and 86 yards, including his 2nd career TD

Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey
• 4 tackles, a 7-yard sack and a caused fumble • the MWC leader in TFL now has 12.5 on the season, plus 7.5 sacks • 12.5 TFL and 7.5 sacks matches last year's sack and TFL leader (Herbert Felder 7.5 and 12.5

Senior DT Kendall Briscoe
• 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack and a fumble recovery • has set personal career season bests with 10.5 TFL and 2 sacks...had 1.5 sacks and 3.5 TFL total in his first 3 seasons

True freshman RB Kasey Carrier
• did not start, but had 13 carries for 63 yards in just his second collegiate game

Senior WR Victor James
• career-high 5 catches for 55 yards

Sophomore K James Aho
• 2-3 FGs, converting from 35 and 45 yards • 9-14 on FGs this season • now tied with Vladimir Borombozin for 7th all-time at UNM with 27 FGs

Redshirt freshman WR Quintell Solomon
• career-high with 4 catches and 48 yards