Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/27/2009

Sept. 27, 2009

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2009 New Mexico Football Postgame Notes UNM vs. New Mexico State o Sept. 26, 2009


  • In the 100th meeting between New Mexico and New Mexico State, the Aggies win 20-17...UNM still leads the series 66-29-5

  • UNM had won 6 straight in the series overall and 4 in a row over NMSU in Albuquerque...the Aggies' last won in Albuquerque came in 1999

  • New Mexico is 0-4 or the first time since an 0-5 start in 1994

  • UNM has lost 8 straight games, the longest streak since 10 in a row in 1990-91; the final 6 games of 1990 and the first 4 games of 1991

  • NMSU picks up 1.5 points in the Rio Grande Rivalry series for winning tonight's game...the Lobos have a 3-to-1.5 lead in the 2009-10 Rio Grande Rivalry standings

  • Tonight's attendance of 35,248 is the largest crowd since 41,003 against New Mexico State in 2007...UNM stopped the distribution of student tickets tonight at 6:10 p.m...a total of 6,057 student tickets were distributed for tonight's game...less than 1,900 students were at last week's game against Air Force

  • New Mexico ran 53 plays to the Aggies' 80, however, UNM totaled 356 yards to NMSU's 218...the Lobos averaged 6.7 yards per play, New Mexico State 2.7

  • UNM had the ball for just 22:05 compared to NMSU's 37:55...in four games this season, UNM's average time of possession is 23:13...the Lobos are averaging 56 plays a game to the opponents' 82.3


    Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey
    o set career-highs for tackles (9), tackles for loss (3.5) and sacks (2.5) in his first career start o second multiple sack game (2.0 at Texas A&M) this season and he leads UNM with 5.5 on the year o unofficially credited with 3 more QB hurries/hits, giving him a team-high 14 this season

    Redshirt freshman WR Ty Kirk

  • set career-highs with 7 receptions and 105 receiving yards with a long of 42 o first Lobo over 100 yards receiving since Travis Brown (120) in the 2007 New Mexico Bowl

    Senior QB Donovan Porterie

  • started 2-3 for 6 yards and an INT in the first quarter...14-25 (56%) for 200 yards and a TD over the final 3 quarters
  • led the Lobos on a 7-play, 50-yard drive (3-6 passing) with 39 seconds remaining, but the game-tying 47-yard FG was missed o had 2 previous game-winning drives on the final possession of the 4th quarter in his career

    True freshman TB Demond Dennis

  • career-highs of 16 carries for 98 yards and his first career TD...career-long 62-yard run

    Sophomore LB Carmen Messina

  • third straight game with double-digit tackles, finishing with 15, including a career-high 2.0 TFL o came into the game tied for 1st nationally, averaging 14 tackles a game...average is now 14.3/game
  • also notched his 1st career interception

    Senior LB Clint McPeek

  • 10 tackles for the second time this season...double-digit stops in 7 games in his career

    Senior WR Victor James

  • career-long 45-yard catch is the team's longest pass play of the season o had 2 catches for 51 yards

    Senior DT Kendall Briscoe

  • Added 2.0 tackles for loss to his MWC-leading total of 5.5 TFL...career-high 7.5 on the year

    Sophomore DE Jaymar Latchison

  • matched his career-high for the second straight week with 9 tackles and assisted on a sack, giving him 2.5 sacks on the year

    Redshirt freshman CB Nathan Enriquez (Las Cruces Mayfield HS)

  • made his first career start as a Lobo
  • 3 tackles and he recovered a fumble in the 3rd quarter

    Sophomore FB Chris Biren

  • his 1st career reception was a 2-yard TD pass from Donovan Porterie in the second quarter

    Sophomore RB James Wright

  • made his first career start as a Lobo
  • 4 carries for 47 yards before leaving late in the 2nd quarter with a hamstring injury (right leg)

    Senior P Adam Miller

  • punted 5 times for a career-high 47.4-yard average o had a career-long 64-yarder in the third quarter

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