Nov. 7, 2003
With the victory, New Mexico has guaranteed itself its third straight non-losing season for the first time since a seven-year run from 1958-64...UNM has now earned a victory over all seven Mountain West Conference schools...UNM had not beaten CSU in four tries since the two joined the MWC in 1999...the last New Mexico win over the Rams was 22-14 on October 21, 1995 in Fort Collins...the Lobos need to win one of their next two games to become bowl eligible.
The Lobos ended a 5-game losing streak to CSU in Albuquerque...the last win was in 1988 and also ended when the Lobos scored on the last play of game, a TD pass from Jeremy Leach to Tony Jones
A crowd of 37,133 tonight helped UNM set a new total attendance mark of 210,759 (6 games)...the previous record was the six-game mark of 187,608 set in 2001...New Mexico has averaged 35,127 fans this season and is on pace to shatter the previous attendance record of 31,268 in 2001, next week versus Air Force.
New Mexico extended its streak to 23 consecutive games with at least one sack...the Lobos dropped CSU QB Bradlee Van Pelt four times on the night after dropping him just twice in the past two meetings (once each in 2001 & 2002)
UNM sophomore RB DonTrell Moore finished with a career-high 242 yards on a career-high 34 carries...the yardage total is the most by a MWC back this season and third all-time...the 242 yards are second-most in UNM history behind Quincy Wright's 265 against Weber State on August 31, 2002...Moore has eclipsed the 100-yard mark in 8 of his last 9 home games, including 7 straight...he has 22 touchdowns (18 rushing) in that span... the Roswell, N.M. native now has 1,097 yards rushing this season, fourth on the UNM single-season list, and he is the second Lobo to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons (Mike Williams 3-straight, 1976-78)...Moore has 2,231 career rushing yards, good for sixth all-time.
Moore rushed for 3 touchdowns, his sixth multiple rushing TD game of the year...he scored 18 points on the night to pass kicker Colby Cason (103 pts - 1997) for first on the UNM single-season scoring list...Moore also set the single season touchdown record with 18 touchdowns, passing WR Terance Mathis (16 in 1989)...he is also the single leader with 17 rushing TDs this year, breaking Stoney Case's record of 14 in 1993... Moore is second on the UNM all-time total touchdown (33) and rushing TD (30) lists.
Wes Zunker kicked three field goals tonight including a 33-yard game winner to extend his streak to 13 straight field goals made.
New Mexico's 37 points tonight marks the first time in the 105 year history that the Lobos have scored 30 or more points in five straight games (34,30, 47, 35, 37).
UNM LB Nick Speegle recorded his first sack of the season, while DE Daniel Kegler notched his MWC-leading sixth of the year...reserve LB Shannon Kincaid recorded his first sack since September 30, 2000 against Wyoming.
Casey Kelly moves into second place all alone with his 17th victory as the starting quarterback of the Lobos. Kelly improves to 17-12 in his career and trails Jim Cromartie by one game.
Dwight Counter caught 3 passes for 55 yards, including a 41-yard TD catch...10 of his 13 career TD receptions have been from 25-yards or more...fellow WR Adrian Boyd, meanwhile, did not catch a pass for the first time this season.
New Mexico didn't turnover the ball for the first time in 23 games. The last UNM game without a turnover was against Weber State on August 31, 2002. Colorado State fumbled twice with the second fumble leading to Wes Zunker's 33 yard game winning field goal.