Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/14/2009

Nov. 14, 2009

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2009 New Mexico Football
Postgame Notes
UNM vs. BYU - Nov. 14, 2009


  • After the 24-19 loss to 22nd-ranked BYU, New Mexico is 0-10 for the first time since 1987 when it finished 0-11...UNM has lost 14 straight games, the longest since a 21-game skid from 1967-69...the Lobos' last win was 70-7 against San Diego State on Oct. 18, 2008

  • UNM has also dropped 10 consecutive conference games

  • The last 5 games between UNM and BYU in Albuquerque have been decided by a total of 22 points, all BYU wins

    2001 - BYU 24-20 2003 - BYU 10-7 2005 - BYU 27-24 2007 - BYU 31-24 2009 - BYU 24-19

  • New Mexico is 1-16 against nationally-ranked BYU teams

  • The Lobos scored a TD on their opening drive of the game for the first time this season, a 15-play, 80-yard effort capped by QB Donovan Porterie's 3-yard scoring run...the drive lasted 6:17, the longest by UNM this season

  • UNM had its best 3rd-down success of the season, converting a season-high 10 and a season-best 50% (10 of 20)...the Lobos came into the game ranked 119th in the nation (out of 120 teams) with a conversion rate of 28%

  • The Lobos ran 24 more plays (80 to 56) than BYU and had a 35:49 - 24:11 advantage in time of possession

  • UNM did not commit a turnover for the second time in the past 3 games

  • The Lobos held BYU to 355 yards of total offense, the Cougars' 2nd lowest total of the season (298 vs. TCU) and 103 yards under their season average of 458.6 yards


    Sophomore LB Carmen Messina

  • the nation's leading tackler was limited to 7 stops, ending his streak of double-digit tackle games at 8
  • came into the game 1st in the nation in tackles, averaging 14.1
  • has 134 tackles on the season, lowering his average to 13.4; last year's tackles leader was Clint McPeek with 103

    Senior QB Donovan Porterie

  • 28-44 passing for 272 yards, 2 TDs and 0 interceptions...also scored the 2nd rushing TD of his career
  • passed Casey Kelly for 3rd place all-time at UNM with 6,334 yards of career total offense
  • 5th place all-time at UNM with 31 career TD passes
  • season completion percentage is 58.8%, 5th best for a season at UNM

    Senior WR Daryl Jones

  • set a career-high with 94 yards receiving and tied a career-high with 8 catches...he had 8 for 86 at San Diego State earlier this year
  • took over the team receiving lead with 35 catches, 364 yards and 3 TD receptions

    True freshman RB Kasey Carrier

  • set career highs with 8 catches and 47 receiving yards
  • also 25 yards rushing and 68 yards on 3 KO returns for 140 all-purpose yards

    Senior LB Tray Hardaway

  • a team-high 8 tackles, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss

    Senior DT Kendall Briscoe

  • tied a career-high with 3 tackles for loss...had 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack today
  • now has 3 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss this season
  • tied with Johnathan Rainey for the team lead with 13.5 TFLs

    Sophomore DE Jaymar Latchison

  • 2 tackles, 1 sack and his 1st career interception

    Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey

  • had 1 tackle for loss, giving him 13.5 for the season

    Senior P Adam Miller

  • a 39.2-yard average on 4 punts
  • came into the game 1st in the MWC and 8th nationally at 44.8

    Sophomore K James Aho

  • missed 3 FGs and a PAT
  • had 1 FG blocked while the other 2 missed FGs and the missed PAT all bounced off the left upright
  • had converted 40 straight PATs in his career before the miss
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