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Game Notes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/02/2010

Oct. 2, 2010

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New Mexico Football vs. UTEP
University Stadium - Albuquerque, N.M.
Lobo Game Notes

- New Mexico blocked its second field of the season vs. UTEP...Senior DT Peter Gardner blocked a 52-yard Miner attempt that resulted in a Lobo TD...the previous blocked FG by UNM was by Jaymar Latchison at Oregon to open the 2010 season...the Lobos now have four return touchdowns on the season, all of a different variety, as they have a blocked field goal return, a defensive fumble return, an offensive fumble return, and a kickoff return.

- Two of New Mexico's three touchdowns against UTEP were scored by freshmen.

- 12 Lobos have started their first collegiate games this season...true freshman S Ravonne Carter made his first career start Saturday against UTEP...UNM has started two true freshmen this season in Carter and Tarean Austin...six true freshmen have played in 2010.

- UNM is now 41-42-3 all-time during Homecoming games.

- The Lobos lead the all-time series with UTEP, 42-31-3 but the Miners have won the last three meetings.

- Myles Daughtry's 100-yard kickoff return was the third in school history...it was also the first touchdown in Daughtry's career.

- UNM is 0-5 for the second straight year and the sixth time in school history. - Tonight's attendance is 22,511

True Freshman QB Tarean Austin (TAR-ean)
- Recorded his first career rushing touchdown against UTEP...scored on a 4-yard boot play

Senior DT Peter Gardner
- Had his first career blocked field goal ... his block resulted in a 45-yard field goal return for a Lobo touchdown.

Junior LB Carmen Messina
- Had a season-high 10 tackles vs. UTEP...it was the 11th time in his career he has registered double figures.

Redshirt Freshman LB Dallas Bollema
- Forced and recovered his first career fumble vs. UTEP.

True Freshman S Ravonne Carter
- Made his first career start vs. UTEP...finished with a career-high five tackles...he has played in every game this year as a true freshman.

Sophomore RB Kasey Carrier
- Had a season-high 146 all-purpose yards...rushed for a season-high 58 and had five catches for 36 yards.

Redshirt Freshman WR Myles Daughtry
- Had his first career TD Saturday and it came on a 100-yard kickoff return.