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Postgame Notes: UNM 28, Texas Tech 48
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/03/2009

Oct. 3, 2009

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2009 New Mexico Football
Postgame Notes
UNM at Texas Tech - Oct. 3, 2009

Team

  • New Mexico is 0-5 for the first time since 1994
  • Of the 64 Lobo players that traveled to Texas Tech, 38 are freshmen and sophomores
  • UNM has lost 9 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
  • New Mexico exceeded all of its offensive averages today with 28 points, 91 plays, 115 yards rushing, 316 yards passing and 431 yards of total offense...the Lobos came into the game averaging 11.5 points, 56 plays, 103.5 yards rushing, 158.5 yards passing and 262 yards of offense
  • The Lobos score their most points (28) in 10 games, since a 70-7 win over San Diego State last year
  • UNM had the ball for a season-high 36:15, including 19:01 in the 1st half...the Lobos came into the game last in the FBS in time of possession, averaging 23:13
  • After causing just 4 turnovers the first 4 games, UNM forced 5 today on 3 interceptions and 2 fumbles
  • UNM converted 6 of 20 3rd down opportunities, or 30%...the Lobos were 5-of-11 in the 1st half...the Lobos came into the game 118th in the nation (out of 120) in 3rd down conversions at 19% (10-53)
  • New Mexico has dropped 11 straight games to opponents stationed in the Lone Star State...the last win was 40-10 at TCU on Nov. 1, 1997...since that victory, UNM is 0-4 at Texas Tech, 0-3 at UTEP, 0-2 at TCU and 0-1 at Baylor and Texas A&M

Individual

Redshirt freshman TB A.J. Butler

  • career-highs of 26 carries for 102 yards and a 1-yard TD, and a career-best 9 catches for 39 yards, giving him 35 touches for 141 all-purpose yards...had 15 carries for 76 yards in the 1st half
  • 1st freshman to rush for 100 yards since DonTrell Moore had 176 against Wyoming in 2002
  • came into the game with 13 carries for 42 rushing yards on the season

Redshirt freshman CB Nathan Enriquez

  • had 2 interceptions - the first of his career - in the 1st half...the first Lobo with 2 picks in a game since Glover Quin had 2 against Tulsa in 2008
  • also had 4 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a PBU batted away at the Texas Tech goal line

Senior S Frankie Solomon

  • 5 tackles a 29-yard interception for a TD
  • he also had UNM's last INT for a score, 13 yards against Wyoming last year
  • 4 career interceptions, 2 for TDs

Senior QB Donovan Porterie

  • set career passing highs with 30 completions and 56 attempts...threw for 316 yards and 2 TDs
  • it's the most pass completions and attempts by a Lobo QB since 1994 when Stoney Case was 37-of-62 vs. TCU
  • posted his 5th career 300-yard passing game and the 1st since the 2007 New Mexico Bowl (354 vs. Nevada)
  • the 4th Lobo QB to reach 5,000 career passing yards, joining Stoney Case, Jeremy Leach and Casey Kelly; Porterie has 5,191 yards
  • moved into a tie for 6th place at UNM with David Osborn with 24 career TD passes
  • moved into 3rd place all-time at UNM with 456 career pass completions

Sophomore LB Carmen Messina

  • 12 tackles for his 4th straight game with double-digit tackles
  • also 2 tackles for loss, including a 17-yard sack, and a caused fumble
  • came into the game 1st in the nation, averaging 14.2 tackles a game

Senior P Adam Miller

  • punted 6 times for a career-high 52-yard average, the second straight game he has set a career high for average; first 5 punts today were more than 50 yards
  • averaged 49.9 yards on 11 kicks the past 2 games, increasing his season average to 43.9 yards

Sophomore DE Johnathan Rainey

  • the MWC's leader in tackles for loss had 3 tackles, including an 11-yard sack
  • unofficially credited with 5 QB hits/hurries and he drew a holding penalty
  • leads the Lobos with 6.5 sacks and 19 QB hits/hurries on the season
  • has a sack in every game this year except against run-oriented Air Force

Sophomore DE Jaymar Latchison

  • 2 tackles, an 8-yard sack, a forced fumble and unofficially a career-high 5 QB hurries

Junior WR Bryant Williams

  • 2 receptions for 75 yards, including a 61-yard TD; it's the Lobos' longest scoring pass since the 2007 New Mexico Bowl against Nevada when Donovan Porterie connected with Travis Brown on a 63-yard TD

Senior WR Victor James

  • A career-high 4 catches for 49 yards

Redshirt freshman TE Lucas Reed

  • A career-high 4 catches for 49 yards

Junior FB Josh Fussell

Redshirt freshman DE Jake Carr

  • had a 10-yard sack in his 1st career play as a Lobo
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