Postgame Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/07/2009

Nov. 7, 2009

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2009 New Mexico Football
Postgame Notes
UNM at Utah o Nov. 7, 2009


  • After the 45-14 loss at Utah, New Mexico is 0-9 for the first time since 1987 when it finished 0-11...UNM has lost 13 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 9 consecutive conference games, 9 straight MWC road games and 8 road games in a row

  • New Mexico brought 59 players on the trip, 34 of those freshmen (19) and sophomores (15)


Sophomore LB Carmen Messina

  • the nation's leading tackler tied a career-high with 19 stops (also 19 vs. Air Force) for his 8th straight game with double-digit tackles...that's the longest streak of 10+ tackles by a Lobo since S Brian Urlacher had 11 in a row in 1998 (last 8 games) and 1999 (first 3 games)
  • came into the game 1st in the nation in tackles, averaging 13.5 a game; average is now 14.1
  • has 127 tackles on the season; last year's tackles leader was Clint McPeek with 103

Senior P Adam Miller

  • a 51.2-yard average on 8 punts, including a career-long 65-yarder
  • had a career-high 5 kicks land inside the 20; only had 6 in the first 8 games
  • came into the game 2nd in the MWC and 11th nationally at 43.7 yards...average is now 44.8
  • the single-season UNM record is 45.6 by A.L. Terpening in 1954, a figure that led the NCAA...Mike Nesbitt had a 45-yard average in 1993

Senior QB Donovan Porterie

  • 15-32 passing for 186 yards, 1 TD and 2 interceptions
  • tied Steve Myer for 5th place all-time at UNM with 28 career TD passes

True freshman RB Kasey Carrier

  • 11 rushes for 54 yards, leading the team for the second straight week
  • also had a 28-yard kickoff return

Senior LB Clint McPeek

  • 10 tackles, his 4th double-digit tackle game of the season and the 9th of his career

Redshirt freshman QB B.R. Holbrook

  • played UNM's final 2 offensive series and rushed 5 times for 21 yards and was 6-10 passing for 66 yards and his first career TD pass (15 yards)

Senior WR Victor James

  • 2 catches for 23 yards and his first career TD reception (15 yards)

True freshman CB Emmanuel McPhearson

  • made his first career start and grabbed his first career interception
  • also had 5 tackles

Sophomore DE Jaymar Latchison

  • tied a career-high with 2 tackles for loss...now has 7.5 TFL on the season

Sophomore RB James Wright

  • had a career-long reception of 21 yards