Sept. 11, 2004
New Mexico snaps a 10-game slide against Texas Tech with a 27-24 win over the Red Raiders on senior Wes Zunker's 43-yard FG as time expired...the last time the Lobos defeated Texas Tech was a 29-24 win in Albuquerque on September 22, 1984...UNM had dropped 27 of 28 games since 1984 against BCS schools (beating Baylor in 2002 at home) before tonight's victory.
For Zunker, it's his 2nd game-winning FG in his past 4 games at University Stadium...on Nov. 7, 2003, Zunker nailed a 33-yard FG against Colorado State as time expired to win in 37-34
Lobo junior DonTrell Moore rushed for 76 yards on 20 carries, becoming the Mountain West Conference's all-time leading rusher. He now has 2,827 yards in his career, surpassing San Diego State's Larry Ned, who had 2,800 yards from 1999-2001...Moore had a streak of 9 straight 100-yard games at University Stadium snapped...Moore rushed 4 times for 30 yards on the game-winning drive
Tonight's attendance was 38,746, the third-highest in UNM history...New Mexico is averaging 36,803 through its first two home games this season.
TTU's Sonny Cumbie complete 44 of 70 pass attempts for 449 yards. It is the most completions and attempts against a Lobo team.
New Mexico sophomore QB Kole McKamey's 1st quarter rushing touchdown was the first of his career. He added another rushing TD in the second quarter and completed a pass to Hank Baskett for his first passing TD of the season. He finished with 49 yards rushing on 10 carries, and 12/24 passing for 173 yards. McKamey started 1 of 5 passing for 8 yards in the 1st quarter, then went 11 of 19 for 168 yards in the final 3 quarters...on the final drive, McKamey rushed 1 time for 10 yards and completed a 14-yard pass play to Marcus Smith
The Lobos scored 10 points following Texas Tech's three turnovers, a TD and a FG...Texas Tech did not score after UNM's two turnovers...New Mexico is now 26-8 under Rocky Long when it commits fewer turnovers in a game
Senior CB Brandon Payne stopped a Texas Tech drive in the end zone with his 3rd interception of the season and his career...he had 2 last week against Washington State
Redshirt freshman WR Marcus Smith recovered a fumble on a muffed punt in the 1st quarter that UNM turned into a 12-yard TD by McKamey...Smith also grabbed the first 2 receptions of his career, including a 14-yard reception during the game-winning drive
Junior P Tyler Gaus' punting average of 53.8 on 5 punts is a career-best...he landed 2 inside the 20, including one at the TTU 2
UNM is now 14-1 since 2001 when scoring first in a game; 23-10 under Rocky Long.
UNM senior safety Josh Bazinet more than doubled his career-high with 14 tackles on the night...that included one tackle-for-loss and a sack.